Some of Zhuhai’s most pristine and picturesque offshore islands will soon be accessible by ferry from Macau and Hong Kong.
The Wanshan Marine Development Test Zone has signed an agreement with the Guangdong Province Navigation Group to launch the service. Wanshan, meaning ten thousand islands in Chinese, is a cluster of 76 islands located between Hong Kong and Zhuhai . These islands, scattered over an area of 2,600 square kilometers have had varying degrees of exposure to tourism. Dongao Island, for example, is ranked as one of the top 10 Zhuhai destinations. Guishan Island is closest to Zhuhai, with a population of around 6,000. It has the capacity for docking yachts. Nearby there is also a Chinese white dolphin reserve, a macaque reserve, a coral reserve and a recreational fishing zone.
However, the islands are currently only accessible by ferry from within Zhuhai. The companies have released few details of their planned cooperation so far. They have simply said they wish to explore the potential of leisure tourism within the Greater Bay Area and build greater connectivity among Wanshan, Hong Kong and Macau.
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