【Travel in the Greater Bay Area】Huizhou Day Tour Guide: Scenic Xunliao Bay and Savouring Local Foods|GreaterGo

Huizhou, China
By GreaterGo Editor
1 Feb 2024

【Travel in the Greater Bay Area】 Huizhou Day Tour Guide: Scenic Xunliao Bay and Savouring Local Foods

Located in the south-eastern part of Guangdong Province, Huizhou is the second-largest city in the Greater Bay Area. This coastal city is adorned with 162 islands and boasts abundant natural resources, creating a stunning ecological environment. This time, 【GreaterGo】will introduce a list of must-visit and must-try things to do for your trip to Huizhou, allowing you to explore the beautiful coastline and rich culinary culture. Whether you are a seeker of serenity or a food enthusiast, Huizhou will promise you with an unforgettable travel experience.

Huizhou Travel Ideas 1. Savour the Coastal Beauty: Xunliao BaySavour the Coastal Beauty: Xunliao Bay

Huizhou's coastline stretches 281.4 kilometres long, offering numerous beautiful bays. Among them, Xunliao Bay on the eastern shore of Daya Bay is particularly famous, known as one of the cleanest bays along the eastern Guangdong coast. Xunliao Bay boasts breathtaking scenery with its diverse rock formations, crystal-clear emerald waters, and soft, pristine sands. It has earned the nickname Green Emerald and stands as an ideal destination for your holiday, allowing you to indulge in the mesmerising beauty of nature.

Huizhou Travel Ideas 2. Enjoy Local Huizhou Food with Su DongpoEnjoy Local Huizhou Food with Su Dongpo

In Huizhou, you have the opportunity to savour a variety of delightful local dishes. Huizhou is renowned as the home of preserved vegetables, which is the essential ingredient in making the famous dish "Dongpo Pork" (Braised pork with preserved vegetables) shared by the great poet Su Dongpo. The unique process of making preserved vegetables involves sun-drying, meticulous selection, and salting, resulting in a delightful, sweet, and refreshing flavour that is worth trying.

Lychee is also one of the must-try fruits in Huizhou. The famous poet and gourmet Su Dongpo once wrote a poem expressing his love for lychee, declaring his willingness to stay in the south just to savour this exquisite fruit. This poetic admiration underscores the irresistible appeal of these sweet and juicy lychees. If you are travelling to Huizhou, why not follow in his lead and savour these classic foods of this land?

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How to Travel from Hong Kong to Huizhou?

There are two transportation options if you are planning a trip to Huizhou from Hong Kong:
1. High-speed Rail
It takes around 66 minutes to travel from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Huiyang Station.
2. Cross-boundary Coach
The travel time of a cross-boundary coach to Huizhou ranges from 90 to 120 minutes. There are various pickup locations in Hong Kong to choose from. 

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