Please select your home edition
Edition
Clipper Ventures
JOIN THE RACE JOIN THE 2019-20 RACE MAGAZINE DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SOUVENIR RACE MAGAZINE Check out the latest photo galleries from The Clipper Race
UNICEF ABOUT UNICEF

Clipper 2019-20 Race: Zhuhai, The City of Islands

by Clipper Round the World 10 Mar 06:53 GMT
Statue of the Fisher Girl, one of the most well known symbols of the city of Zhuhai - Clipper 2019-20 Race © Clipper Race

Eyes will be turning to the Chinese city of Zhuhai in the spring of 2020, when the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race makes its debut visit.

Recently voted one of the happiest places in China, Zhuhai is surrounded by mountains and boasts the longest city coastline in the country. A trip to Zhuhai and its abundant islands will easily fill a week and easy transport links from Hong Kong make it perfect for a long weekend stopover too. It's a speedy 70 minute ferry trip from Hong Kong to Zhuhai or even less time journeying on the newly opened Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macau Bridge, the world's longest sea crossing bridge.

Zhuhai, nicknamed 'The City of Islands' is a city framed with a beautiful backdrop of greenery and home to diverse pursuits. With its adrenaline fuelled motor racing track, impressive Zhuhai Opera House and plenty of local dishes to enjoy, Zhuhai is rightly becoming a key holiday destination in Asia.

The City of Islands

Zhuhai has 146 islands, many of which can be visited. Daytrippers can lounge on sandy beaches, take a dip in the sea or energetic hikers will be rewarded with glorious vistas from hilltop trails. Local restaurants make the most of the abundant seafood from the surrounding waters with many delicacies for foodie explorers to try. One island getting ready for visitors is Sanjiao Island. Due to be opened for tourism in 2020, Sanjiao Island is undergoing ecological redevelopment, which will restore the island's beaches and mountain terrain.

Zhuhai Opera House

Inspired by a Botticelli painting and shellfish from the waters of the Pearl River, the seashell-shaped Zhuhai Opera House strikes a stunning pose on the city's waterfront. Both national and international companies take to the stage here, where audiences can enjoy performances of ballet, symphony orchestra and, of course, opera.

Lovers Road

Take a stroll along Lovers Road and you can't miss the stunning statue of the Fisher Girl holding a glistening pearl which is one of the most popular symbols of the city. This artwork is the masterpiece of famous Chinese Sculptor Pan He and you'll find locals and tourists alike strolling along this 17km long coastal route, enjoying the temperate weather of the city and stunning views of the surrounding islands.

New Yuanming Palace (Zhuhai Cultural Park)

Visitors shouldn't miss a tour of the New Yuanming Palace, a free attraction, with 40 scenic spots to explore. Designed to replicate the exact size of the old Summer Palace in Beijing, the park has a central theatre, gardens and Fuhai Lake at its centre, the perfect picnic spot.

Zhuhai International Circuit

Petrolheads looking for some fast and furious speed will find plenty at the Zhuhai International Circuit. The track is home to the Pan Delta Super Racing Festival. Held in the spring, it is one of the few racing events in the world to host four types of racing at the same time, including touring, formula car, drifting and motorbike racing. The festival has a carnival feel and is very family friendly too.

Zhuhai is a diverse city where travellers can enjoy a fun filled city break or relaxing downtime on its beautiful coastline. In 2020, the Clipper Race will be firmly putting Zhuhai on the must-visit map so get ahead of the game and starting planning your trip now.

Related Articles

AST announced as satellite communications supplier
To the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that leading satellite communications specialist Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) is to be the Official Satellite Communications Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the biennial race. Posted on 21 Jul
ATPI Sports Events to partner the Clipper Race
Unified, seamless and cost-effective travel expertise Adam Knights, Regional Managing Director, UK, France, Benelux, ATPI Group, said: "The Clipper Race is one of the world's furthest travelling sports, covering 40,000 miles divided into eight legs. Posted on 17 Jul
The Legen~Derry Stopover
Clipper Race 2019-20 will be returning to the city of Derry~Londonderry This week we were excited to confirm the Clipper 2019-20 Race will be returning to the dynamic city of Derry~Londonderry in July 2020. Posted on 13 Jul
Bermuda on board for toughest endurance test
The newest Host Port for the Clipper Race 2019–20 We have revealed this week that Bermuda is the newest Host Port and Team Partner to the upcoming 2019–20 edition which starts from London, UK, on 1 September 2019. Posted on 12 Jul
Clipper Race confirms host ports for its final leg
Host Port destinations will form the penultimate 'US Coast-to-Coast' leg Firm race route favourites, Seattle, New York and Derry-Londonderry, have been announced as Host Port Partners for the upcoming edition of the global sailing event along with Bermuda which is making its debut appearance on the circuit Posted on 10 Jul
Meet the Clipper Race crew: Nnenna Samuila
Sailing newbie wants to inspire young girls in Africa Sir Robin Knox-Johnston first set out to create the Clipper Race to give everyone, regardless of background or previous sailing ability, the opportunity to experience the challenge and sheer exhilaration of ocean racing. Posted on 5 Jul
Portugal to be first port of call for Clipper Race
Hundreds of sailors are set to enjoy the delights of the Algarve The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is pleased to announce that the beautiful Portuguese city of Portimão will be the first stop of its 40,000 nautical mile global ocean adventure. Posted on 4 Jul
Clipper Race partners with WTC Logistics & ChartCo
Making their debut as Logistics Partner with a team entry too WTC Logistics, which has offices across the UK, USA and China, is a forward-thinking Import and Export Consolidator and Full-Load Carrier, who operates via air, sea and road. Posted on 29 Jun
Clipper Race fleet lines up for RTIR
Clipper Race fleet lines up for RTIR This weekend, the full Clipper Race fleet, plus three of the Clipper 68 yachts, will be lined up on the Solent to battle it out in the 88th edition of the one-day Round the Island Race (RTIR). Posted on 29 Jun
Anticipation on Crew Allocation Day
We meet the new Clipper Race sailors to discover their stories... Clipper Race Crew Allocation Day, held at the Portsmouth Guildhall, is a huge moment in the build-up to the race itself. This is the day when crew find out who their Skipper will be and meet their teammates for the first time. Posted on 18 Jun