Attractions

Park in Zhàoqìng

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 …
Village in Zhàoqìng

Líchá Village

At 700-year-old Líchá village, 21km east of Zhàoqìng, 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 into a m…
Buddhist Site in Zhàoqìng

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 Zhàoqìng during the Tang dynasty, Master Huineng planted plum trees…
Village in Zhàoqìng

Xiǎngǎng Village

Around 15km southeast of downtown Zhàoqìng, 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, only open on th…
Historic Site in Zhàoqìng

Zhàoqìng City Walls

Zhàoqìng’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 yes…