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 cost extra (¥15 to ¥60). The easiest way to navigate between sights is to use the battery-operated carts (¥15 to ¥30 per person). If you just want a quick jaunt, it's possible to walk around the lake without entering (or paying).

Boats (¥20, frequent) will take you across the lake to the park, or you can walk around the lake to the entrance in about 60 to 90 minutes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Guangdong attractions

1. Zhaoqing Ancient City Walls

2.33 MILES

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…

2. Plum Monastery Buddhist

2.42 MILES

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…

3. Dinghu Shan Reserve

7.59 MILES

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…

4. Xiangang Village

13.42 MILES

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…

5. Líchá Village

14.4 MILES

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…