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Sea & Sky (Haitian) Park

(cityofzhuhai.com)

Updated: 2020-10-09

Covering 124,000 sqm (31 acres) between East Meihua Road and Central Lovers Avenue and north of the Zhuhai Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, the first phase of the new Sea & Sky (Haitian) Park opened to the public on May 1, 2020, while its second phase commenced on Sept 28 in the same year.

Two 30-m (98-ft) waterfalls descend from three abandoned stone quarry pits on Jigong Hill, which rises behind the Zhuhai Museum & Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

Nearby, three sightseeing bridges over a flood drainage channel connect the quarry site with the larger north section of the park. Also added have been steel dam gates for water storage and tidal resistance.

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Waterfalls

Near the south entrance, a 900-sqm (3,230-sqft) botanical garden displays rare cactuses among another 100 plants. Colorful rocks in the glass greenhouse simulate a natural desert habitat, and a circular walkway leads to a wooden rooftop stand overlooking the park.

The park is planted with more than 4,200 trees and several 300-year-old banyan trees are protected. A vast stretch of lawn is also provided for leisure activities such as picnics, kite flying, and camping.

A 6-m-wide (6.6-yd-wide) walkway encircles the park, leading visitors among trees and year-round blossoms, including kapok (delonix regia) in spring and pink bauhinia in summer. Newly added lighting facilities allow night visits, and lamps in the shape of softly-lit birds' nests add a romantic atmosphere.

Two 200-sqm (729-sqft) rest stations house toilet facilities and convenience stores. The external facades are painted to present indigenous plants and birds.

A children's amusement park and a parking lot for up to 400 vehicles are also on site.

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Woodland path [Photos by Zeng Yao & Li Jianshu / Zhuhai Media Group]


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