A Top 10 major island, Yeli (Wild Fox), is situated off Central Lovers Avenue in Wanzaisha of Old Xiangzhou. It has four hills with lush lawns, trees, and winding hill-climbing paths. Loggias, coastal viewing platforms, multi-colored flower fields, and tourist and service facilities scatter along the broad walks. Jogging trails and bicycle lanes circle the rim with panoramic sea views.
Hilltop Chengxi (Holding Morning Sunglow) and Changwan (Chanting in Twilight) pavilions adorn the captivating coastline and provide unobstructed views of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Mingting Park Archway and new Haiyan Bridge [Photo by Zhong Fan & Shen Yang / WeChat account: zhuhaifabu]
Zhuhai Opera House,in the shape of two enormous seashells, is an imposing architecture on the island nearby the city's famous gigantic concrete pagoda “ship” Deyuefang Seafood Restaurant.
Neighboring Hi City, an offshore leisure and recreation commercial complex, encompasses shopping, relaxation, catering, entertainment, theater, culture, and art facilities.
The island is connected to the central urban area of Xiangzhou by the 370-m (405-yd) new Haiyan (Sea Swallow) Bridge, which was opened exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists in late September 2019.
Motorists can use Xinyue (New Moon) Bridge to the north. The bridge has three vehicle lanes with sidewalks on both sides. Normally only two lanes are open to motor vehicles, one in and one out, and the third is for bicycles. But during peak hours when there are stage shows or concerts at Zhuhai Opera House, the third lane serves motorists before a show and exiting afterward.
Transport: Buses No Z11, 9, 99
Yeli Island on Xianglu Bay with Hi City and Zhuhai Opera House complex at top right of the island and Old Xiangzhou in background [Photo by Wu Changfu / Zhuhai Daily]