The first intercity high-speed railway line connecting cities in the Pearl River Delta opened on Jan 7. Connecting Guangzhou South Railway Station with Zhuhai North trains shall stop at Shunde, Zhongshan, and Jiangmen. Traveling at a speed of up to 250 Km/hour, journeys could take less than 30 minutes and will be reasonably priced, costing under 50 RMB for a first class seat.Within easy reach of Guangzhou, these cities are great choices for weekend getaways to discover Zhuhai's landscape, Jiangmen's overseas-Chinese architecture, Zhongshan's special industries and Shunde's traditional Cantonese cuisine.
Shunde is the first stop outside of Guangzhou. There are 5 stations in Shunde. The city is famous for its traditional cuisines such as Beijiao's pun choi, Lunjiao cake, Daliang's "double skin" milk, Ronggui's chicken cooked with crab and many more. Shunde is the cradle of Cantonese food.Apart from food, Shunde is also home to some amazing architecture including one of the four famous Lingnan Gardens named Qinghui Garden, located in Daliang town. Bijiang Jinlou traditional architecture dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties can be seen in Beijiao Town and the town of Ronggui boasts a beautiful 300-year-old bridge.
Bijiang Station--full of Lingnan flavor
Scenic spots: Gulou Village, Bijiang Jinlou ancient architecture, Shunfeng Village, Chencun Flower World, Chencun Old Market
Local Bus: No. 335A to Rongshan Old College, Shunfeng Village, Golou VillageNo. 252 to Chencun Old Market, Chencun Flower World
Bijiang Jinlou ancient architecture
Beijiao Station--enjoy the country life
Village-style cuisine leads a key role in Beijiao's streets.
Scenic spots: Xihai Martyrs' Park, Bigui Farm Land, also you can go to the Lecong Furniture Center.Local Bus: No. 331, 333, 931 to Xihai Martyrs' Park