Exploring Zhaoqing Best Shots

The much overlooked Zhaoqing district is just a four-hour train journey from Hong Kong, three hours on the bus from Shenzhen and an hour and half from Guangzhou international airport. Running along the West River the city has two spectacular parks within easy reach. For those prepared to venture a little further, there are some stunning Karst landscapes to explore, huge caves and fascinating ancient rural villages.

The Seven Star Crags

A long peaceful walk all within the city with crags to climb, lakes to cross and caves to discover. The Seven Star Crags has beautifully manicured gardens, Buddhist & Taoist idols, classical bridges and trees that grow out of the water.

The ticket to the park costs 78 Yuan and be bought at one of the three entrances. The easiest way to get in is by walking from Paifang square between Xinghu West Road and Xinghu Avenue. No need for a guide for this one as there are plenty of maps around the park to help you find your way.

 

The lost drone

Take a bus from the Yueyun East long distance bus terminal to Huaiji and from there ask for the local bus to Qiaotou. The journey takes around three hours in total and costs about 60 yuan RMB. From the bus station in Qiaotou, it’s a pleasant 3km wlak to the Black Cave.  A ticket for the cave costs 50 yuan RMB.

If you want to go over the mountain following the route in this episode, once you go through the cave ask a local to take you up and over the hill. There are no official guides so you will need to bargain a price with them we suggest 50 RMB. Ask them to take you over the hill to Shangen village following the sheep trails.

From there you can take a bus to the start of the 7km walk or find a taxi to Longshan Scenic Spot ,Fengkai. Start the walk at the Black Cave and follow the road to Liandu Zhen or He’erkou. From there you can take a bus back to Zhaoqing (about 3 hours) and cost 35 Yuan RMB.

If you need an English speaking guide try,

Jason Deng, 8613556528500
Jacky Jian, 13602985801
Vicky Zhou,17181378861

Bamboo forests in Guangning

It’s a 1.5 hour bus ride out of Zhaoqing to reach Guangning but there are regular comfortable buses from the star lake hotel long distance bus station. To get to the bamboo forests take a second local bus from the main bus station after you arrive to Heng Shan Zhen and get off at the Luo Guo stop.

To reach the amazing view at the top of the hill above Gushizhen take the Meng Keng  bus and ask to be dropped off at the village. Then ask around for the path that leads up the hill behind one of the village houses.

If you need an English speaking guide try,

Jason Deng, 8613556528500
Jacky Jian, 13602985801
Vicky Zhou,17181378861