Hailing Island in Yangjiang City

Hailing Island

Located in the southwest of the South China Sea in Yangjiang City, Guangdong Province, China, Hailing Island is 20 kilometers away from Yangjiang City. Surrounded by the sea, it is the most western corner of the island and the best place to view the sunset. Also it is one of the China’s top ten islands; “South China Sea Pearl”  with perfect combination of “sunshine, sand, seawater”.

Why is Hailing Island So Special

Hailing Island has the first batch of state-level marine park, China’s best coastal tourist resort, the first batch of national waterfront AAAAA-class tourist attractions, China’s most unique tourist destination, the national underwater archaeological base, the first batch of national center fishing port, having a series Names at the”State Level “.

Introduction of Yangjiang City

Yangjiang, alternately romanized as Yeungkong, is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Guangdong Provincein the People’s Republic of China. It borders Maoming to the west, Yunfu to the north, Jiangmen to the east, and looks out to the South China Sea to the south. The local dialect is the Gaoyang dialect, a branch of Cantonese. During the 2010 census, its population was 2,421,748 inhabitants of whom 1,119,619 lived in the built-up (or metro) and largely urbanized area comprising Jiangcheng District and Yangdong County.

Scenic Spots on The Island

  • Mangrove National Wetland Park
    The 1400-meter-long wooden trestle stretching across the mangrove forest towards the island in the sea is a real treat you might not want to miss. While you are at the island, enjoy all the freshest seafood you like. Visitors are suggested to buy seafood at the Zhapo Aquatic Product Market and have them cooked in nearby restaurants.
  • Dajiaowan Bay
    The scenic spot tends to give visitors more intimacy with the sea and the breathtaking sunset.
  • Ten-kilometer-long beach
    Behind the museum lies the famous beach of 9.5 kilometers (6 miles) long, surrounded by mountains on three sides. It offers unimpeded view of the sea and various relaxing seaside activities, such as beach motorcycling, motor boating, and parasailing. 
  • Maritime Silk Road Museum of Guangdong
    The Maritime Silk Road Museum of Guangdong is located at the famous beach, about 6 miles long, of the Hailing Island, with mountains on the back and facing the South China Sea. It is built between 2005 and 2007 to house “Nanhai I” shipwreck of Song dynasty, which was accidentally discovered in 1987 in Yangjiang waters and lifted out of the sea integrally in 2007.

Recommended Accommodation

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Hailing Island Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Hailing Island is located in the scenic Hailing Island, an island in South China Sea. It boasts 2 swimming pools, a SPA centre and a tennis court. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Hailing Island Crowne Plaza is about a 15-minute drive from Dajiao Bay and Zhapo Bus Terminal. It takes 50 minutes by car from the island to Yangjiang’s city centre.

How to Get There

  • Shuttles bus, 15mins a round, many times directly roundtrip between Guangzhou and ZhaPo.
  • Most cities in Guangdong Province, including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Foshan, Dongguan, and Maoming, have buses to Yangjiang. From Yangjiang Coach Station, there are buses to Zhapo departing every 20 minutes from 6:30 to 21:30, and a single trip takes about one hour.

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Edited by  Lynette Fu/付云锐