Zhaoqing attractions

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 cost …
Village in Zhaoqing

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…
Nature Reserve in Zhaoqing

Dǐnghú Shān Reserve

The 11.3-sq-km Dǐnghú Shān Reserve lies 18km northeast of Zhàoqìng. A boat (¥35) will ferry you to a butterfly reserve on a tiny wooded island on Dǐng Lake (Dǐnghú). From there, a guide will take you on an hour-long…
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 Zhàoqìng during the Tang dynasty, Master Huineng planted plum trees…
Historic Site in Zhaoqing

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…
Village in Zhaoqing

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…