The coast of China stretches from the western edge of North Korea
to the eastern border of Vietnam, passing through four major bodies
of water. A journey along the coast offers magnificent scenery and
climatic extremes, from the cold-water port of Dalian to the tropical
Dalian is an open coastal city and a famous seaport in the northeast
of China. Despite its cold climate, Dalian has been named the most
livable city in China for its good air quality and clean, uncrowded
streets. The port city’s complicated history has been heavily influenced
by Japanese and Russian interests.
Thus the city has a unique look that combines Japanese, Russian and
Chinese architectural styles. The city’s extensive coastline boasts
excellent beaches, and its streets are lively and peppered with
well-known seafood restaurants where visitors can enjoy many fresh
local specialties. China tour packages might also cover Tiger Beach
Park, which features rock formations of crouching tigers, and the
popular tourist resort of Jinshi Beach.
Tianjin is China’s third largest city and a major port situated in the
northeast, just south of the Yan Mountain. Under the control of
Western powers in the 19th century, Tianjin maintains a European
atmosphere. In modern China, Tianjin has become an important
trading port because it connects many rivers and provinces of North
China with the Pacific Ocean. It is a bustling city and a modern
metropolis with style, famous for its carpet factories and attractions
that no China tour should miss: Ancient Culture Street, Food Street,
Water Park, the Tianjin Arts Museum and the Dabei Temple.
Hainan Island is an enormous tropical paradise southwest of
Guangzhou. This island remains a magnificent reserve of natural
beauty, mostly untouched by developers, but with a luxurious getaway
resort area. The awe-inspiring tropical forests, mountains and
leafy-palm lined beaches make the island a China traveller's dream
oasis in the South China Sea.
The resort lets China tourists enjoy solitude, avoid irritating crowds
and select a beach resort, guesthouse or private villa in the island's
dense, green hills. The cities of Haikou, the capital of Hainan, and Sanya are nearby. Both cities offer superb amenities to travellers. Sea Beach in Sanya is a spectacular 7.5-kilometre-long beach covered with fine white sand with warm water year round. Sea Beach ideal for water sports like water-skiing and yachting. Tianya Jaijiao, a group of huge stones engraved with the characters for “End of Heaven” and “Corner of the Sea”, is another must see attraction on the beach of Sanya. Against the scenic background of mountains and sea, this beautiful area is extremely popular among China tourists.