7 Best Things To Do In Zhuhai, China

things to do in zhuhai china

Tucked away in the southwest corner of China, Zhuhai awaits you. Imagine a city in one of the furthest corners of the world that promises island adventures, fine dining, and modern accommodations. Zhuhai is a hotspot that promises lovely parks meandering around The Yellow Sea, a multitude of dining options, golf resorts, theme parks, and plenty of islands to venture out into, right off the Pearl River Delta. Planning a visit to Zhuhai? Here’s a list of the top five sights to visit and the two most delectable dining options.

1. Zhuhai Lovers' Road

Lovers' road Zhuhai.
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Try to rise and shine one morning for a windswept walk along The Yellow Sea. Stroll softly along the banks of Zhuhai Lovers’ Road, the perfect way to spend some time with a loved one. Finding a spot in China with this much green grass is a feat unto itself, so make the most of the opportunity.

Zhuhai Lovers' Road

Address: Couple Road, Jinwan District, Zhuhai 519000, China

2. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom / 长隆海洋王国
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If you’ve ever wondered what one of the world’s largest aquariums looks like, spend at least one afternoon at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. Its magnitude is unmatched and you’ll meet some new ocean dwellers that you never knew existed. If you’re traveling with children, this is one attraction you really cannot miss! The perfect place to go for a fun and informative afternoon with the whole family.

Chimelong Ocean Kindgom

Address: Guangdong Sheng, Zhuhai Shi, Xiangzhou Qu, China

Opening Hours: Sunday - Saturday: 10 am - 8:30 pm

Website: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

3. Hebao Island

Zhuhai-hebao dao dujia cun
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Are you interested in directing and starring in your own version of an episode of Lost? Of course, Lost wasn’t filmed here, but it sure looks like it. Devote a day to an island getaway at Hebao. This is for a laid-back kind of day. Its quiet nature will make you feel as though you’re standing on the shores of your own personal island. There are two dining options, but if you’re saving your appetite for your return to the mainland, then pack a small lunch to nibble on as your mind seeks to capture as many snapshots as possible. The one local restaurant is rustic, indeed, but you’ll be served you own plate of chilled crab or freshly spiced local fish.

Hebao Island

Address: Hebao Island, Nanshui Town, Jinwan District, Zhuhai 519050, China

4. Dong'ao Island

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If you get hooked on the island adventure angle, soak up the sun for one more day at Dong'ao Island. The one-and-a-half-hour ferry ride to what appears to be paradise found will provide some of the best Instagram shots your friends have ever seen. So charge your camera phone and get ready for some beautiful scenery.

Dong'ao Island

Address: Wanshan Town, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai 519000, China

5. New Yuan Ming Palace

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After all this island exploration, you may want a little bit of interaction again. In that case, head on over to The New Yuan Ming Palace. There, you’ll stroll through endless parks for the kiddos or small eateries and shops for the purposeful wanderer.

New Yuan Ming Palace

Address: Lanpu Rd, Xiangzhou Qu, Zhuhai Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China

Opening Hours: Sunday - Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm

6. Robuchon au Dome

Inside Robuchon au Dôme
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Now, for those cool, crisp nights, you’ll want to take the approximate six-mile (10 km) jaunt to Macau and soak up the excellence at Robuchon au Dome. This is fine dining, a world away from home, at its best. As scents of rosemary and truffle smoke seduce you, you’ll be wondering how you might manage to sample a little bit of everything.

Robuchon au Dome

Address: Avenida de Lisboa, Macau

Phone Number: +853 28283838

E-mail: [email protected]

Opening Hours: Sunday - Saturday: Lunch, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm; Dinner, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Website: Robuchon au Dome

7. Mandarin Oriental's Vida Rica

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Also in nearby Macau, if you want to feel as though you’re dining like a member of Chinese royalty, luxuriate in an evening spend at Mandarin Oriental’s Vida Rica. The décor is stunning; you’ll want to redo at least one room back home to emulate this excellence. When booking, see if you can snag a couple of those seats overlooking Taipa Island. The staff here doesn’t miss a beat.

Mandarin Oriental's Vida Rica

Address: Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen Nape, Macau

Phone Number: +853 88058918

Opening Hours: Sunday - Saturday: Breakfast, 6:30 am - 10:30 am; Lunch, 12 pm - 3 pm; Dinner, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Website: Mandarin Oriental’s Vida Rica

Get lost a world away

Zhuhai kind of has it all, doesn’t it? One evening you’re luxuriating in some of the finest restaurants in the world, the next morning you’re hopping a ferry to nearly untouched islands. With a mixture of food, fun, city-dwelling, and island life, it’s no wonder Zhuhai stands so tall and proud. It’s got a little bit of everything for everyone. Safe travels!

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Kit Kittelstad is a Freelance Writer who specializes in higher education and lifestyle articles, with a focus on travel pieces. She also serves as an Adjunct Communications Professor at Pace...Read more

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