Zhanjiang is a city on the western coast of Guangdong Province in China. It is located at the southwestern end of Guangdong province of Southern China, facing the island of Hainan to the south. It was a small fishing port when it was under French occupation in the early 20th century - named Fort Bayard - and some old colonial buildings still survive. Now it is a rapidly developing modern city.
Zhanjiang and the surrounding areas offer many places of historical interest. The Ancestral Temple of the Lei family (Tang dynasty), the Sanyun Pagoda in Leizhou(Ming dynasty), the Tianning temple (Tang dynasty) and so on. The main tourist attraction is Crater Lake with its numerous intriguing caves, as well as a 800-year old temple. Visit the Oceanic Museum where there are over 900 items carefully collected from the coastal waters around China. Zhanjiang is also an ideal centre for volcanic research and studies.
Things to See & Do
* Time Square
* Haibin & Cunjin Parks
* View of the sea promenade
* Huguangyan National Geopark
* South Isles
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 7,000,000 approx
Land Area – 12,490 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location - The port of Zhanjiang is located approximately 7km from the city centre.
Travel Links – Zhanjiang is at the base of the Leizhou peninsula that points toward the island province Hainan. Travellers often pass through Zhanjiang en route to Hainan. There are trains and buses to and from nearby mainland cities and boats to Haikou, capital of Hainan. The boat is an hour bus ride away from Zhanjiang.
There are three train stations and a small airport that service Zhanjiang. Buses also run daily to most nearby cities.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship’s arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.