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Zhongshan, China
By GreaterGo Editor
5 May 2023

[Travel in The Greater Bay Area] Zhongshan’s Top Attractions and Dishes

Apart from Hong Kong, where East-meets-West, there are other places where cultural fusion is possible, and Zhongshan, one of the cities in the Greater Bay Area, is one of them! In addition to its charming old streets and courtyards blending different cultures, Zhongshan also boasts mouth-watering local cuisine! This time, 【GreaterGo】 will take you to two must visit spots in Zhongshan and iconic Zhongshan dishes, where you can capture some Instagram-worthy photos and taste the best local food!

Zhongshan Tour 1. Sun Wen Xi Road Tourism Zone

Sun Wen Xi Road Tourism Zone is the most popular spot in Zhongshan. The street is soaked up in vintage vibes. The classic arcades with arched doors and carvings merge Lingnan and Southeast Asian styles, representing the East-meets-West architectural style.  Although there are long-standing stores along the street, there are also many new brands, making it a great place for shopping and visiting.

Zhongshan Tour 2. Zhongshan Museum

The Zhongshan Museum is a comprehensive local museum that was originally the Zhongshan Overseas Chinese Hospital built in 1934, and has since preserved its courtyard architecture blending both Western and Chinese architectural elements. The Xiangshan Commercial Culture Museum, one of its branch museums, features a beautiful pink and white exterior in a European architectural style, making it a hotspot for tourists to capture photos!

Zhongshan Tour 3. Food Recommendations

Zhongshan offers a wide range of cuisines, from traditional Zhongshan dishes to Western-style desserts and beverages. Here are three signature dishes that represent Zhongshan's culinary delights:

1. Shiqi Roasted Squab

Shiqi Roasted Squab is renowned for its crispy skin, fresh taste, tender bones, and succulent meat.

2. Spicy Stir-fried Clams with Tofu 

Spicy Stir-fried Clams with Tofu is one of the most famous Zhongshan dishes. The fresh clams are served with spiced tofu, green onions, ginger, garlic, and chilli, creating a dish that is both visually appealing and delicious.

3. Shaxi Braised Pork

Shaxi Braised Pork is one of the "Three Treasures of Longdu." It features soft, creamy, and succulent pork with a rich flavour that is sure to delight your taste buds!

【GreaterGo】 - The GBA Travel Tips

1. How to Travel between Hong Kong and Zhongshan?

High-speed ferry: Departing from Tsim Sha Tsui, the journey takes about 90 minutes.

Direct bus: Depending on the place of departure, the journey takes about 3 hours.

Zhongshan Museum

Reservation method: 
You can make a reservation in advance through the official WeChat official account “中山市博物館訂閱號”.

No. 197 Sunwen Middle Road, Shiqi District, Zhongshan City

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00-17:00 (entry stops at 16:30), closed on Mondays (except for China's statutory holidays)

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