Area: 12,490 square kilometers (4,822 square miles)
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Chikan, Xiashan, Potou,
Mazhang); 3 county-level cities (Wuchuan, Lianjiang, Laizhou); 2
counties (Suixi, Xuwen)
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Weather Forecast: 121
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Bank of China: 0759-3380233
Location: Zhanjiang lies in the southwest of Guangdong Province. It
is situated in Leizhou Peninsular, neighboring the South Sea in the
east and Beibu Gulf in the west. The city is separated from Hainan
Province by Qiongzhou Strait.
History: During the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), the area of today's
Zhanjiang belonged to Xiang Shire and the central government of the
Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) set Xuwen County administering the whole
Leizhou Peninsular. It was one of the earliest departure points on
the Marine Silk Road. After the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279)
dynasties, this area began moving forward with big strides.
Physical Features: Most of the land of Zhanjiang City is peninsular
or islands. The terrain slopes downward from the north to the
south. A plain forms the major area of the city. Its mountainous
area is in the northern part of the city.
Climatic Features: The city enjoys a tropical and subtropical
monsoon climate with low altitudes, north of the tropic of cancer.
Influenced by the ocean climate, Zhanjiang escapes the heat of the
summer and chilliness of the winter.
When to Go: Zhanjiang is favorable for visiting at any season
because of its comfortable weather.
Local Products: sea food, pearl, sugarcane, blood orange, litchi,
Huguangyan National Scenic Area: This scenic area is also a
national geological park famous for its natural volcano relic. It
has the most typical and largest maar (volcanic) lake in the
Donghai Island: It ranks as the fifth largest island in China. A
popular holiday resort has been built on the east side of the
island. In addition to the forest and beautiful sea, it also has a
Naozhou Island: This is a beautiful island that is favorable for a
visit at any season. The Naozhou Beacon with over a hundred years'
history is the highlight of the island.
Tourist Tips: Zhanjiang Airport is the only airport in western
Guangdong Province. It is only about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from
the Zhanjiang downtown.
Zhanjiang Port, in the southeast part of the city proper, once had
passenger transport station operating liners from Zhanjiang to
Haikou. However, there are no longer passenger liners directly from
the city proper to Haikou. Visitors should go to the Hai'an Dock in
Xuwen County for this connection.