A sprawling riverside city in the Pearl River Delta region, Huizhou cherishes its parks, lakes, gardens and hot springs. The picturesque prefecture offers a chance to go mountain hiking, temple hopping and soaking in medicinal baths and pools.
Things to do in Huizhou
In the heart of downtown, stroll the walking paths through the 17th-century West Lake, where a series of lakes, woods and parks are dotted with ancient pagodas and cultivated gardens. Visit Hui Garden in the Ancient City district to see memorial arches, buildings and temples showcasing “The Three Carvings of Huizhou”, which include folk-art carvings from wood, brick and stone.
A short walk from the shores of West Lake you’ll find Sizhou Tower, a hexagonal Buddhist pagoda built during the Ming dynasty. Climb to the top of this 80-metre-high structure for expansive views of the city and countryside.
At Golden Bay Beach Spa, nestled within a coastal garden, you can enjoy bathing in open-air hot spring pools with dozens of themed options. Book some time at the romantic couple’s pool, take a tea bath or soak in a traditional Chinese medicine health bath.
Just north-west of the city, Mount Luofu beckons with cascading waterfalls, rocky cliffs, pine groves and Taoist relics. You can visit Wa Sau Toi temple, which is linked to Dragon and Bak Mei styles of Kung Fu, then continue to the Temple of Emptiness where Mok Gar master Lin Yin-Tang studied traditional Chinese medicine.
Getting around Huizhou
Rental cars are available at Huizhou Pingtan Airport, about 20 kilometres from the city centre. Buses and taxis are prevalent throughout Huizhou and many hotels offer shuttles to major attractions.