Guangdong Province's

ZHAOQING

Global Mark : 12.25

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Parks Culture Minor. Market Relax Fiesta 

Cost

AVER.
3 4 4 2 1 3 4 2

1

10.67

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend Range AVER.
8 100%  (8) 75%  (6) 63%  (5) 12 to 15 13.83


Description : A human sized town built next to a lake boosting some limestone karsts  formations and, nearby, the beautiful Huanghushan area.

Comments : The karsts  peaks are not really worth the fee if you plan to go to Yangshuo but Huanghushan, the best scenery of Guangdong province, certainly is.

What to do : Spend at least half a day walking Huanghushan / Relax by the side of the lake, admiring the karsts  peaks from a distance / Penetrate a Song Dynasty wall and explore old streets... 

What you may not like : The expensive entrance fees

How long ? one day, waiting for your 3rd class slow boat to Wuzhou...


Where to stay ?

Expensive /No Dorm / Limited choice / Avoid WE

  • Song Cheng Hotel (283 3020), 193 Chengzhong Lu, 5 mn walk from Ferry Pier for Wuzhou or Guangzhou, Bus No8 to or from Paifang Square / Nice Dble 60, 80(air cond.), 110 or 150
  • Jinye Hotel (222 1338), 6 Gongnong Rd, opposite Flower Tower Hotel (does not accept Aliens), near Ferry Pier to HK, Bus No8 / Nice Dble start at 150
  • Jinbi Hotel (222 3888), Tianning Beilu, good location / Nice Dble without air cond. 100/Other Dble 200

 

Song Cheng Hotel songcheng dajiudian

Flower Tower Hotel

huata jiudian

Jinbi Hotel

jinbi dajiudian


Bus Schedules :

To Price Type Duration Time Nb Freq.
Shenzhen 105 luxe 3 8:30-18:00 7 1 or 2 hrs
Guangzhou 15 to 30 various 1.5 to 3 6:20-18:30 ++ 30mn
Wuzhou 58 luxe 3.5 9:10/13:20 2 na
Guilin 100 sleep 11 11:40 1 na


Boats Schedules :

To Price Type Duration Time Nb Freq.
Wuzhou 31/49 sleep/fast 11/2.5 21:00/14:30 1/1 na
Guangzhou 54 fast 2.5 16:00 1 na
Hong Kong 220 fast 3.4 14:00 1 daily

Note : the boat to Wuzhou does not arrive from Guangzhou / no slow boat to Guangzhou


Trains :
To Hong Kong via Foshan : around Y240 / Train NoT364/361 / dep. 9:17 arrive in HK at 13:38 

The trip to Wuzhou : Boat /Night / Y31 / 11 hrs

Things start to be less cozy and more typical : spend the night on the 21:30 evening boat and enjoy a special treatment in a beautifully designed 3rd class compartment : hundreds of bed on two level (the higher, the best) with wood separation to guard your 50cm width space (you can take it off and enjoy a cozy king bed size if you travel with your partner). You will arrive in the morning fresh and perfumed. A sign at the wharf : "Good luck to you"

See also the trip from Guangzhou to Zhaoqing...