day trip – huizhou a lake and a beach april 5

Discover history and fun in the sun in Shenzhen’s neighbor to our east, Huizhou!

You might think of Huizhou as an incidental suburb of Shenzhen, but actually it has an abundance of natural beauty and even quite a bit of history! In one day away from Shenzhen, you can wander amongst a classical Chinese garden, and sun yourself on the sands of a wide open beach!

First, we’ll visit Huizhou’s West Lake, a sister to Hangzhou’s famous West Lake. This really is a cultural landscape, with islands and bridges with poetic names and scenes that recall Su Dongpo’s quiet verses. Greta will give a short tour here, and then let you have enough free time to wander on your own.

After our time unwinding at West Lake, we’ll head south to the coast to Silver Beach. This is a newly developed area with an expansive beach, hotels, and restaurants. Take your time to stroll the sands, wade in the water, or just soak up the sea air and sun’s rays. Our default plan will be to return to Shenzhen by 6:30pm. (If the group desires, we could stay for sunset and dinner in one of Silver Beach’s seafood restaurants, returning to Shenzhen after dinner. Let me know your preference when booking.)


Thursday April 5
7:45 departure, 6:30 return

Price: 245RMB for Adults, 170RMB Kids 1.2m-1.5m, Free for Kids under 1.2m
20RMB off for SWIC or ABNet members.

Includes round trip transportation and tour. Lunch, boat, snacks, other fees are shared or on your own.

Bring your passport (not needed for booking, but just a good idea to always have it when you are outside of Shenzhen)

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Pack water bottles and snacks for the 2 hour bus ride.

And mosquito repellent! and sunscreen.

Minimum 10, maximum 14

How to Book:

Contact Greta on WeChat (Scan QR code)

If adding me for the first time, be sure to mention Trips or Huizhou in your introduction.

or contact me by email (chinatealeaves @

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