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Coastal boardwalks, a bookstore, sea-view deck, and bicycle paths are among improvements to Zhuhai's Sea & Sky Rest Station Park in New Xiangzhou, which reopened to the public on May 1, 2018.
The rest station park is located where East Meihua Road meets North Lovers Avenue in Bayview Villa (Meiliwan) residential area section of Fenghuang (Phoenix) Bay west of the sea and east of Fenghuang Mt. Nearby are Sea & Sky (Haitian) Park and the Zhuhai Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
The park was closed for overall upgrade last August after being named a Demonstration Urban Greenway Project by the Xiangzhou District government.
The renovated area totals 30,000 sq m (7.4 acres) and features waterfront wooden trestles, landscapes, greenery, and support facilities. Added were flower trellises, a cycling greenway, large sea-viewing stones, beaches, and service facilities such as toilets. A new 40-stall parking lot is also available.
Upgraded Sea & Sky Rest Station Park [Photo by Wu Changfu / Zhuhai Daily]
Time House Bookstore in the park has a character all its own; panorama seascapes are viewed from converted shipping containers on a tropical beach.
The facility is charming and elegant. It has a distinct local flavor and is designed to appeal to booklovers. Lamps in the form of drift bottles and mooring ropes separating spaces add an exotic marine feel, he says. One can also enjoy the sea breeze on a small balcony outside.
The bookstore is open from 1 to 9 pm, Monday through Friday, with weekend hours of 9 am to 9 pm.
Simple but comfortable [Photo by Gu Chunting / Zhuhai Daily]
Address: At the intersection of East Meihua Road and North Lovers Avenue
Buses: 3, 7, 10, 32, 68. 69