Top 10 Must-visit Coastal Attractions in China

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Do you want to enjoy the beautiful seaside scenery when you come to China? Here we selected top 10 most charming Coastal Attractions which deserve your visit.
  • Located in Sanya, the beautiful city in south China, Yalong Bay is regarded as "the heaven fall on earth". Its unparalleled beauty of white sand, blue water and moderate climate enbales it the hottest coastal attraction in China.
  • It is reputed to be the best beach in China for its advantages of even length, fine and white sand, clean and warm water and gentle waves, as well as being safe and free from sharks in swimming area. When the sun shines on the river, the water is just like silver glistening on the surface which creates a dreamlike view.
  • Penglai Pavilion Scenic Area is in Penglai, on the north end of the Jiaodong Peninsula. In the ancient times, this place was called "fairy land" because the mirage (optical illusion caused by hot air conditions, esp. that of a sheet of water seeming to appear in the desert or on a hot road) appears very often there. There the Penglai Pavilion, the Ancient Ship Museum and the Penglai Water City can be seen.
  • The Xisha Archipelago lies in the northwest part of the South China Sea. The most attractive feature of this group is that there are two arrays of islands. This island group is known to local fishermen as the "seven easts and eight wests." From the air, they look like two strings of white-ringed sapphires, set into the vast blueness of the South China Sea.
  • Beidaihe Scenic Spot, the famous summer resort, is located in the southwest of Qinhuangdao City. Its coastlines, seaside attractions and convenient transportation all make it a popular destination for travelers. It is suitable for all year round travel, though, the best time to visit is from May to October.
  • Just as its name means that it will take you to the end of heaven and earth. Ancient history recalls a beautiful love story that relates to this particular beauty spot that is enhanced by a blue sky and pure, clear seawater of Tianya Haijiao. There are three famous huge rocks here that attract lots of visitors.
  • With rich tourist resources of intriguing scenery, historical relics and architectures of varied styles, the Gulangyu is promising to be an AAAAA national tourist attraction and surely is a must-see during your trip to Xiamen. The Sunlight Rock, which claims to be Xiamen's highest point and the Shuzhuang Garden are highly recommended. Haoyue (Bright Moon) Park and the Piano Museum are also appealing to visitors.
  • The Changdao Island Scenic Area, situated in the Changdao County, Yantai, includes the Fujiao Park, the Jiuzhangya Scenery Spot, the Crescent Bay Scenic Spot and the Forest Sea Park. Furthermore, some special festivals are held there annually, such as the Fishing Culture Day and the Sun Day.
  • Located in the north-east of Shandong Peninsula, this area includes Yantai, Penglai, Weihai Chengshantou on the land and Changshan Island, Heishan Island and other islands on the sea. The whole area lies beside mountains and sea, gathering China-South and North characteristics of the natural scenery and architecture all in one. It is a rare tourist destination in China.
  • With the mountain and sea sightseeing, Xingcheng Scenic Spot covers an area of 42 square kilometers. It Gatheres the ancient city area, hot springs, and mountains together and is divided into 42 scenic spots from 5 scenic area. Xingcheng beach is a national scenic area. It is very similar to beautiful Seattle in USA and Qingdao in China.

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