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Zhuhai - Pearl Sea.

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I can't imagine this blog will be of interest to anyone as we did not really see Zhuhai properly, but I'm adding it here as a blog because it was the first time we ever set foot on Mainland China. It was the 28th of March 2002. The day before my husband's birthday. We were on holiday in Macau. We had been to Macau many times and often gazed across into Mainland China from it, either from Sun Yat Sen Park near the Barrier Gate or across the Pearl River from the Maritime Museum or Coloane Village. This time we actually had a visa as we were shortly due to visit Beijing, so we took transport to the Barrier Gate and walked across into Mainland China.

We only explored the parts of Zhuhai near the border with Macau and we just wandered around on foot. This area mainly consisted of a lot of night clubs and restaurants. We were quite shocked by the live animals in cages outside one restaurant waiting to be killed and cooked. They were kept in very small cages and included things such as badgers and bears. There was also a very pleasant large wide open grassy area.

Zhuhai means Pearl Sea as it is located where the Pearl River flows into the South Sea. Zhuahi became one of China's Special Economic Zones in 1980 due to its proximity to Macau. Its population is around 1.9 million. One day we'll have to return and do proper justice to Zhuhai as it's supposed to be one of China's prettiest, greenest and most liveable in cities.

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Posted by irenevt 00:13 Archived in China

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You'll have to do a before and after - photos you took on the first trip beside ones you take next time.

by greatgrandmaR

That's a good idea, Rosalie. I'll just have to wait till it's safe to travel again.

by irenevt

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