Yangjiang (阳江), situated near the ocean in southwestern Guangdong Province, is one of China’s most popular vacation beach cities and has been named a “Safe City,” “Best Ecotourism City,” “National Garden City,” and “Chinese Kite Village.” Well-known attractions here include Hailing (海陵) Island, Shili (十里) Silver Beach, Mawei (马尾) Island, and Lingxiao (凌霄) Rock.
Located in Yangjiang City, Hailing Island is the fourth largest island in Guangdong. It not only has beautiful seascapes and quality bathing beaches, but fresh, affordable seafood as well. It is an ideal place for a holiday. The main attractions on the island include Zhapo Dajiao Bay, Mawei Island, Shili Silver Beach and the Maritime Silk Road Museum. The waves at the Dajiao Bay Beach are relatively large. In the beach area, you can swim, walk, play water bikes, ride the banana boats, etc. There is also a water park in the fresh water area.
Zhapo Dajiao Bay is a well-known harbor in Yangjiang, located southeast of Zhapo Town. The bay empties into the vast South China Sea, with majestic mountains on three sides. The beach at Dajiao Bay is 2.5 kilometers long, offering a gorgeous view of the peaceful bay. The fine, soft sand, clear sea and fresh air make the bay an excellent vacation destination. Visitors to Zhapo Dajiao Bay relish a romantic sea view, fun in the sand, and one of the best beach experiences available. Recreational activities at the beach include surfing, motorboating, parasailing and riding ATVs.
Located in the south-central part of Hailing Island, Shili Silver Beach is a well-known beach on Hailing Island. The coastline is very long, with a total of 16.5 kilometers. The sand is clean and the sea is very clear. There are many activities available here, such as beach bikes, banana boats, jet skis, and more! Shili Silver Beach is also very close to the Maritime Silk Road Museum. You can look at the ancient shipwrecks of the Song Dynasty and learn about the Maritime Silk Roads.
The Guandong Maritime Silk Road Museum is located near Yinli Beach on Haili Island. The back of the mountain, where the museum is located has a beautiful view of the sea. The main building is composed of five different ellipsoids of various shapes and sizes, which invokes the movement of the waves as they in and out. The museum itself focuses on the history of shipwrecks and shares both the research and ancient art of various wrecks that have been discovered along the island. Specifically they focus on a shipwreck that occurred during the first Song Dynasty in Nanhai. The exhibit shows the process archaeologists take when discovering a shipwreck, and also the culture of the prehistoric coastal villages at the time.