Zhaoqing has abundant scenic resources. In the city proper are the picturesque Seven Star Crags, reflected in the waters of Star Lake. Semi-permanent mist shroud the lake during the cooler months, adding to the tranquil ambience of the mountain scenery.
Seven Star Crags
Comprising cliffs, lakes and caves, the Seven Star Crags resemble the seven brilliant stars of the Big Dipper, shrouded by expansive emerald waters. The beauty of the interestingly shaped natural formations and serene lakes rival that of Hangzhou’s West Lake, Guilin’s scenery and other renowned hotspots.
Dinghushan National Nature Reserve
Dubbed the ‘Emerald on the Tropic of Cancer’, the reserve also features historic shrines such as the Baiyun Temple and Qingyun Temple, in which you may pray for blessings and enjoy delicious vegetarian dishes. Of course, don’t miss out on the reserve’s breathtaking landscapes, centuries-old forests and beautiful waters.
Getting there from Hong Kong
1.5–2 hours via high-speed rail from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station