Zhongshan City is situated in the Pearl River Delta Region of Guangdong Province, the important waterway that connects Guangzhou with Hong Kong and Macau, it is geographically connected with Guangzhou on the north and in vicinity to Hongintelligent, friendly and passionate. Far from the large and noisy metropolis, Zhongshan City has its unique quiet but charming natural and cultural sceneries. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of Chinese revolution, was born in a small township forming part of the city.
Fast Facts of Zhongshan
Chinese Name: 中山市 （zhōng shān shì）
Location: south of Guangzhou city,Guangdong Province,China
Area: 1,800 square kilometers (about 694.98 square miles)
Resident Population: 2,500,000
Area Code: 528400
Zip Code: 0760
Administrative Division : 24 townships controlled by the Zhongshan Government which in turn falls under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province.
History of Zhongshan
Zhongshan, originally called Xiangshan in ancient Chinese, was renamed in honor of Sun Yat-sen, who was born in nearby Cuiheng in 1866. Sun Yat-sen is regarded as the father of modern China as he devoted himself to the overthrow of the feudal Qing Dynasty and foundation of a new democratic republic in China. In order to commemorate his great contribution to the renaissance of China, the city was called Zhongshan, Sun Yat-sen's Chinese family name. At the same time, the locals marked their admiration for the great man by constructing museums and a street in his honor.
What to see in Zhongshan?
When visiting the city, you are recommended to visit a series of historical attractions relating to Sun Yat-sen. For example, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, the Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Sun Yat-sen Park and even the Sun Wen Xi Road.
When to visit Zhongshan?
Plenty of sunshine and rainfall in this landscape gives Zhongshan City a mild climate. Combined with its advantageous geographic position, it is an ideal place to live. However, the occasional hot summer and sometimes disastrous weather can be disappointing for visitors. So, coming here in spring (from March to the middle of May) and autumn (from the last ten days of September to the first ten days of December) are recommended.
How to get to Zhongshan?
Zhongshan is not a large city and its external communication depends heavily on its well developed system of highways, complemented by water transport. Three important freeways pass through the city, connecting it to several other metropolises and prosperous cities in China. In addition, the city's road network has been extended to a number of cities on the Pearl River Delta.
By Air : The closest airport to the city is the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN). In September, 2006, the City opened a new airport lounge, providing travelers with easy access to airport shuttle busses.
Starting Place: CAN
Departure location: A and B airport lounge of CAN
Departure times: Once an hour from 8:50 am to 7:50 pm at the A lounge; Once an hour from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at the B lounges.
Starting Place: Zhongshan
Departure location: Seasons View Executive Hotel, No.93, Dongyu Road, Eastern District. (Take bus 1, 6, 9, or 12 to get to the hotel)
Departure times: Once an hour from 6:00 am to 10:00 am as well as from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tip: We recommend leaving at least two and a half hours before your plane is scheduled to depart.
Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit (known as Guangzhu Intercity MRT) was completed and brought into service on December 31st 2012. It links Guangzhou South Railway Station in Guangzhou’s Panyu District with Zhuhai, via Shunde, Zhongshan, and Jiangmen.
By Bus: Because Zhonghshan does not have train service, most visitors and residents rely on the bus system for both everyday and travel transport. At present, the city has a developed highway net, including a series of buses stations. The City Main Bus Station connects to Hainan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian, Zhejiang, Hunan and Henan provinces. 15 bus routes connect to other parts of Guangdong Province as well. Buses to Guangzhou depart once every 25 minutes; buses to Shenzhen depart once every 20 minutes. The ticket office is open from 06:00-21:00, and tickets are available four days before your departure date. This bus station is located at the crossing of Fuhua Road of the West District and the No.105 National Highway.
Zhongshan Travel Tips
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Zhongshan City People's Hospital
Address: No.2, Sunwen Middle Road
Bus routes: No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 17, 20, 21, 23, 27, 32
Banks: Branches of Bank of China in the city can service foreign currency exchanges for you.
Zhongshan branch: No.18, Zhongshan 3rd Road
Shiqi branch: No.13, Yuelai Middle Road
Sundong branch: No.7, Huabai Road
Huayuan branch: the 8th of No.52, Huayuan Street,