A historic city with a variety of alluring cultural attractions, Meizhou is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangdong province. Spend your time visiting ancient temples, exploring a historic landmark dotted with 1,000 Buddha statues and sampling local tea at a plantation.
Things to do in Meizhou
Want to learn about the region’s rich history? Visit the Hakka Museum of China to discover Hakka, the main immigrant group of the Han people in South China. Browse displays highlighting the Hakka’s unique customs and traditions, then listen to stories about ancient ancestors from famous Hakkas.
Step back in time at Lingguang Temple, which dates back 1,200 years to the Tang dynasty. One of the four important temples in the Guangdong Province, it sits at the foot of Yinna Mountain 46 kilometers from the city center.
You can’t leave Meizhou without marveling at its iconic Thousand Buddhas Tower. Wander around and admire its 1,000 Buddha structures, stop for a vegetarian lunch at the on-site restaurant and chat with local monks.
Are you a tea fanatic? Visit the Yearning Tea Plantation Tourist Attraction to explore lush tea fields and sample a variety of the area’s best teas. You can also watch tea art shows and admire traditional Hakka earthen buildings.
Getting around Meizhou
You can travel to Meizhou from Guangzhou by long-distance bus or train or take a bus from Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport, about 133 kilometers away. Meixian Airport sits four kilometers from the city center and has flights from Beijing and Hong Kong. You can also take a four-hour bus from Hong Kong. In Meizhou, the best way to get around is by bus or taxi.