An archipelago’s allure

Zhuhai’s islands are becoming ports of call for a growing number of visitors, Xu Lin reports.

The isles of Zhuhai city’s Wanshan district are striving to become a destination that lures visitors with leisure, scenery and outdoor activities.

The district in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, boasts 105 islets and 4,500 square kilometers of sea. Only five of the islands are inhabited and they have become bastions for travelers in recent years.

Authorities unveiled a development outline in February to boost the maritime economy and make the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area a world-class destination.

Two months later, the central government announced plans to transform Zhuhai’s Hengqin Island into an international travel destination. Officials aim to create itineraries exploring the greater bay area focusing on Hengqin Island in Hengqin district and the surrounding Wanshan islets.

“Wanshan has become an emerging destination in recent years,” says the district’s management board director, Lyu Hongzhen.

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