Driving down for about two and half hours from Zhongshan, Zuhai or Guangzhou, you come to Hailing Island. I love it! Nothing to do with horrible Hainan (Sanya), at least so as I experienced it. Unfortunately probably because of a lack of knowledge in tourism management Zhapo, the main coastal city is nothing but a dead place, especially at night. There's nothing but cheap shops all selling the same swim crap, some sea-food open restaurant that max. at 10pm they empty and eventually street food BBQ and coconuts. Nightlife equals to zero.
Fortunately though there's a fantastic, unique Restaurant named Italy Square where let me be honest you can eat the very best italian food in China. Absolutely highest quality. Besides pasta and sea food, I had a "Branzino in crosta di sale" that was even better than in Sicily.
Just walk the seaside pedestrian road and check for Italy Square: unforgettable food, loveliest people (Gigi & Wendy), typical atmosphere and environment as if you'd be in a Italian Trattoria.
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