The New Yuanming Palace Zhi Zu Le
In front of a beautiful building like old Chinese palace, young boys and girls in traditional coutumes welcome you.
They show you to the room, where you will be given a massage.
First they put your feet into hot medecinal water. This is very comfortable after walking and travelling a lot. The foot massage will last for about an hour.
If you want to have a massage for your whole body, tell them so. They will take you to another room, where you are told to lie yourself down on a bed. They will give you another hour's massage.
You should pay less than 20 US dollars for foot massage and body massage ( 2 hours )altogether.
When you enter China, Zhuhai, from Macau you're just gonna jump into a huge mall. My first idea of entering China was walking along a large road, lonely and ... chinese?
Hahaha, nope, it's bustling of life, business, money, and crowdy with people, yep, a lot of Chinese. It's overwhelming walking in the mall that asorbs you underground. Don't worry, the products there will overwhelming you, too! Just name it, and go in search of it.
If you are not coming from Macao to Zhuhai, take the opportunity to cross the border to visit Macao with its Portuguese influence and international casinos.
But remember if you re-enter China from Macao, you need another China visa entry.
You can join a local tour or take a combination of buses and taxis to get around Macao which is really small and unique with a combination of Chinese and Portuguese heritage.
Since opening as a Special Economic Zone for manufacturing next to Macao, Zhuhai has become a major tourism location like Shenzen.
There are many golf resorts, beaches and islands to visit including theme parks. There are many seafood and Chinese restaurants and place for foot reflexology, karaoke and night entertainment as well as hot springs.
There are many industrial parks with factories of Taiwanese, Hong Kong as well foreign companies with the Made in China for domestic consumption and the rest of the world.
The nearby Zhongshan, the birth place of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, considered the father of Modern China by China and Taiwan is worth a day trip visit.
There are many modern apartment buildings and high rises built along the beautiful sea coast.
A modern Zhuhai landmark is the Fisher Girl Statue located at the coast on the north east of downtown. This nearly 9 meter sculpture was based on a local folk tale. It is located at the scenic bay of Xianglu Bay.
The view surrounding of mountain, open sea and modern condominium skyscrappers into the blue sky was worth the visit. There arer stone bridges over the sea for some nice photo shots.
Can be reached by Bus 9 or Bus 99. We drove there.
When leaving the border-mall of Zhuhai at the Gongbei Gate you may enter Zhuhai-city. Well, to me it looked like walking into the center. A very nice promenade where you cannot read a thing! The promenade street is named the "Lotus Street".
Ofcourse Zhuhai, actually a prefecture-level city, is Chinese and they donot mind their language for translating not the least trouble. I can imagine, why they should anyway?
Just go for that walk and enjoy the hustle and bustle here. Try, please try some of the delicious food in the stalls and do not ask what it is. I had some wonderful tries and I must tell you, it was absolutely delicious. Ofcourse my brother knew how to order and told us later what we had eaten ... *lol*
Immitation of the Yuanming Palace in Beijing. The park has many attractions from ancient emperors' artifacts and clothes to floating restaurants and traditional Chinese architecture. It offers amazing photo opportunities with the mountains as a backdrop and there are many little pagodas to distract yourself with. In the evening, at the Northern side of the park, there are impressive stage shows depicting traditional Chinese dances and stories in a Broadway style musical presentation. This is a must-see. Also, in the Northern most part of the park there is a sea-battle re-enactment using real boats, explosions and also a troop of cavalry to add to the realism.
Get a view to the sea and the city from Xiniu Wangyue Shan Mountain.
Climb all the way top of the mountain.
At the top there is usually people selling tourist junk and offering to take photos and print them out for you.
Try to find the temple under a big stone and see a house inside a stone there also!
from near the top can take small path to the jida reservoir lake, lots of butterflies on the way in every possible color.
no entrance fee.
I donot think you will strike out the shopping-time from your wanna-do list. I met some people who came to China from Macau for some other things to do though most of my friends went for the shopping areas.
And most of them returned with too many shoppings, carrying too many presents, too many clothes, too many souvenirs and a lot of less money.
Is a funny thing, isn't it? Our greed and desire for grab things wherever is so human and so like Alice in Wonderland ... so China is a paradise for sure.
And why not? There is so much to buy, and for such cheap prices. But still,... remind these prices, too, will empty your wallet. So use your calculator for bargains (they donot speak English, so better do business like real traders, with your hands and convincing power), and remember the best price is around a third from the starting point of bargaining ... like anywhere in the world. Enjoy your shopping time !
Beautiful statue by the sea.
good place to go for a walk on the seaside.
Can see many visitors here usually.
No entrance fees. There is usually couple street sellers to offer you cheap statues and other tourist junk.
Nice little beach right at Zhuhai.
(entrance fee is 2 yuan, but if you go early enough, before 7am i think, its free to go in to the beach.) *** Update: the walls have been taken off..everyone is free to go in the beach, but also seems nobody cleans it often anymore ***
At 'winter' time it seems quite empty.
Other times you can see people practising
tai chi in the small park area there and many swimmers at the sea in day time and even before sunrise.
Take a cable car to the top of the hills, you will be able to see the sea view as well as the mountain view of Zhuhai & Macau.
It cost around 50 RMB for the cableway.
When you are about to reach the top, there is a phototaking service, you just need to wave your hand, then a picture will be taken for you, and of course, payment is required.
You may also choose to slide down from the top.
Located in the west of Zhuhai city, the ocean spring resort id the first ‘National demonstration base of vocational tourism’ in China.
The resort covers an area of 5.1 square kilometers with rare ocean spring as it core products. It has also 2 five-star hotels, a fisherman’s wharf, a high tech dream theater and a mysterious island theme park.
Ocean Spring Resort, dubbed the No.1 Spring in South China, is the core of the resort, where the thermal spring is said to contain more than 30 trace elements favourable for human health.
We visited an oyster farm in zhuhai. In there, we could see many big oysters breeding in the sea. You can walk along the wooden poles where they hang strings of breeding oysters, see people shelling the oysters and of course taste some fresh oysters. I find the oysters were not as tasty as those you can find in say, western countries, but partly bcos we have all ordered cooked oysters. (Who would dare to try fresh oysters? :))
We had charcoal grilled oysters which were the best, the deep fried oysters which were quite alright and cheese baked oysters where the cheese don't taste like cheese.
It's a pleasant visit, you can see oyster shells everywhere and the cool sea breeze makes the place very relaxing.
Zhuhai Fisher Girl Statue is the landmark of the city. Standing elegantly at Xianglu Bay, she drapes a fishnet and holds a pearl high in the air with both hands up to the sky. The statue symbolizes a vigorous and lively Zhuhai welcoming visitors from all over the world.