Watch the city lights twinkle on at dusk as your river boat tour winds its way under 40 different bridges along Xiaolan's Shui Se Za river. Our Concierge can arrange the tour tickets for journeys around the city's ancient buildings and modern skyscrapers.
Zhongshan is dotted with leafy, green spaces. Stroll along its wide boulevards connecting the parks, stopping to admire the statue of Sun Yatsen, the founding father of Republican China, in Sunwen Memorial Park or the neon Fufeng pagoda in Zhongshan Park.
For a glimpse into the extent of China's accelerated growth visit neighbouring Guzhen, where an entire town has grown up around the manufacturing of lights. The city's annual Light Fair is as much a cultural celebration as it is an industry show.
Don't Go Home Without
Tasting some of the local cuisine in the area surrounding Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Xiaolan. Famed for its Cantonese food, you can go in search of crispy fried pigeon or soft and succulent fish balls, making your first stop our Grand Palace restaurant.
Time your visit to Crowne Plaza Zhongshan Xiaolan for November to coincide with the flowering of the chrysanthemums. Known as the City of Chrysanthemums, once a year Xiaolan blooms with over 800 different kinds at locations throughout the city.