Explore the rich heritage of Zhuhai.
Standing at a height of 583 metres, Huangyang mountain in central and western Doumen District, Zhuhai, commands a sweeping view of the three magnificent estuaries of the Pearl River. Perched on the main peak of the Mountain, the over-300-year-old Jintai Temple sits amidst the verdant beauty of nature, veiled in mountain mist and clouds of incense. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the temple of the surrounding green hills, beautiful valleys and shimmering waters.
Stretching 28 km between the lush mountains and the stunning coastline of Zhuhai, the Lovers Road is a not-to-be-missed destination. Take a stroll here with your sweetheart and listen to the gentle rush of the waves against the rocky coastline, and the rustling of the palms along the road. Look out at the city of Macau across the sea, or ride a bike and feel the cool ocean breeze in your hair. Along this road and rising above the picturesque Xianglu Bay is an iconic sculpture of a graceful fishing girl. She holds a pearl in the air, admiring its luminosity that symbolizes the simple beauty of Zhuhai.
Located in the Meixi Village in Qianshan Town of Zhuhai, Meixi Memorial Archways were completed in 1891 and dedicated to Chen Fang, China’s first Consul General to Hawaii, and his parents. The granite archways are delicately engraved with vivid representations of rare animals. Don’t forget to drop by the formal residence of the Chen family in the village. The exquisite engravings on the walls and windows of the parlour deserve a special notice.
Discover the traditional water wedding customs in Doumen District. The century-old tradition has been recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage of China. Watch the bride slowly approach the groom in a wooden boat decorated with red ribbons and flowers to the beat of folk songs and drums. Share their joy and happiness, and give them your heartfelt blessings.
The oldest and most important festival in China. In preparation for the New Year, houses are thoroughly cleaned, debts repaid, hair cut, and new clothes bought. Doors are decorated with vertical scrolls of characters on red paper signifying praise and good fortune. Incense is burned in many homes as well as in the temples as a sign of respect for the ancestors. New Year's Day is often spent visiting neighbours, family, and friends.
Spanning an area of 1,390 sqm at the foot of Stone Forest Mountain on Jiuzhou Avenue in Zhuhai, the New Yuan Ming Palace is a cultural theme park replicating 18 scenic spots of the original Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Palace) in Beijing, destroyed during the 18th century Opium War. Towering ornamental pillars, white marble railings, spacious yards paved with slate-blue flagstones and magnificent palaces bring history to life.