Park in Zhaoqing

Seven Star Crags Park

The landscape of limestone hills, grottoes and willow-graced lakes in this massive, busy park is beautiful, so it’s a pity the authorities try so hard – the caves are illuminated like nightclubs and boat rides...

Village in Zhaoqing

Líchá Village

At 700-year-old Líchá village, 21km southeast of Zhaoqing, houses, many with wok-handle roofs and bas-relief sculptures, radiate from a taichi (a symbol of yin and yang) on a central terrace, turning the village...

Nature Reserve in Zhaoqing

Dinghu Shan Reserve

The 11.3-sq-km Dinghu Shan Reserve lies 18km northeast of Zhaoqing and offers great walks among lush vegetation, rare trees and roaring waterfalls, and makes for a relaxing day trip. A wooden boat will ferry you...

Buddhist Site in Zhaoqing

Plum Monastery Buddhist

This dignified temple is dedicated to the Father of Chinese Zen Buddhism, Master Huineng (六祖慧能), who was said to be fond of plum blossoms. Born in Zhaoqing during the Tang dynasty, Master Huineng planted plum...

Historic Site in Zhaoqing

Zhaoqing Ancient City Walls

Zhaoqing’s city walls were built during several periods – the lowest part with large mud bricks are Song dynasty; above that is Ming; then a Qing extension featuring smaller bricks. Anything above that was built...

Village in Zhaoqing

Xiangang Village

Around 15km southeast of downtown Zhaoqing, Xiǎngǎng village, founded in the Ming dynasty, is a large and lively bāguà village, and has a market at its entrance. Its 16 ancestral halls, some opulent, open only on...