Xuwen County, under the administration of ZhanjiangÂ city, is the southernmost county of Guangdong Province. The county was established in Han Dynasty (111B.C.). As a superior port came, it then became the starting port for marine-silk-route. Up until now, the folk custom still remains, scenery is charming, ancient wells, commercial port and docks are telling the history of the county.
Xuwen County is featured with its unique characteristics. For example, the southernmost tip of mainland China; the earliest starting commercial port for marine-silk-route in Han Dynasty; the largest train ferry dock, North Port dock, (Opposite to South Port Dock, Hainan); China’s largest automobile ferry dock of Hai’an Port; the only tropical area in mainland China, where sunshine time is the longest.
Xuwen County has significant sceneries, landscapes, sites of interest and ancient ruins. Besides, it is also famous for its clean air, forests, flowers, tropical fruits, hills, streams, brooks, lakes and sunshine all year round.
Xuwen is a mixture of cultural diversity, with Central Plains culture as the main culture. Folk performances are held regularly during Chinese traditional festivals, including dragon and lion dances, festive lantern displays and dragon boat races, etc.