Unhurried sea tour brings landmarks vividly up close

(cityofzhuhai.com)

Updated: 2018-12-07

The first leisure sightseeing cruise began under the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) and along 10 local landmarks on its debut 70-minute journey this morning, Dec 7.

The cruise, titled Touring Around Zhuhai by Sea, is offered by Zhuhai High-Speed Passenger Ferry Co. It departs Jiuzhou Port in Jida at 10:15 am, 2:15 pm, and 4:15 pm daily.

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Zhuhai-Macao Frontier Port Island, unlike any other in China, handles travel between Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macao

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Long stretch over Lingding Sea

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Dolphin towers on Jiuzhou Channel 

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Infrastructure up close

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Macao right and left (Taipa) of Sai Van Bridge, Hengqin Island top left of center, Shizimen Central Business District upper right 

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Jianghai Channel Overpass of habitat to the world's largest population of Chinese White Dolphins

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Eastern engineered island is entrance to 4-mile tunnel to allow safe passage of large ships and of planes taking off and landing at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport

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Zhuhai Opera House on Yeli Island, first offshore theater in the Chinese mainland 

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Lovers Avenue winds past Fisher Maiden statue, Xianglu Bay Beach, and Yeli Island

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Jiuzhou Island has oddly shaped rocks, caves, and views of downtown Zhuhai, Macao Peninsula, and Taipa and Coloane islands [Photos courtesy WeChat account: jzgkyz] 

A standard ticket costs 168 yuan ($24) and may be bought at Jiuzhou Port Passenger Terminal. Children and seniors get a discounted price of 148 yuan ($22).

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