Zhoushan selects its top 10 scenic spots
Zhoushan announced its top 10 scenic spots in 2020 after an online vote from among 46 candidates on Dec 14, local media reported.
Dongji Island. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Dongji is home to many fishermen and scenic island landscapes. It consists of 28 islands and 108 reefs, with Miaozihu Island, Qingbang Island, Dongfushan Island, and Huangxing Island being the most famous.
Location: Dongji town, Putuo district
Nandong Art Valley
Nandong Art Valley. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Nandong Art Valley, also known as Sun Valley, is an environmentally friendly ecovillage where tourists can experience a unique way of life. Thanks to its unique environment and ease of access, this remote village attracts many tourists every year.
Location: Ganlan town, Dinghai district
Nansha Sand Beach
Nansha Sand Beach. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
The sand on Nansha sand beach on Zhujiajian Island is commonly used to create sand sculptures. China's International Sand Sculpture Festival in Zhoushan has been held here every September since 1999. Competitors from different countries and regions create their own sand sculptures according to a different theme each year.
Location: Zhujiajian scenic area, Putuo district
Pantuo Stone. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Pantuo Stone is a large stone on top of Putuo Mountain. Although it appears to be on the verge of collapse, the stone continues to stand strong. A legend says that the stone is where the Goddess Of Mercy preached the Buddhist doctrine.
Location: Xitian scenic area, Putuoshan Island, Zhoushan
Moxin Mountain. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Moxin Mountain, standing 257.1 meters tall, is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the sea on the other. The rivers and lush vegetation create many stunning views.
Location: Gaoting town, Daishan county
Shen Family's Residence
Shen Family's Residence. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Shen Family's Residence was built using ancient architectural styles to honor Shen Qing, a native of South Korea who came to Putuo for marriage during the Jin Dynasty (265-420).
Location: Donggang subdistrict, Putuo district
Huaniao Lighthouse. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
The lighthouse was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. Due to its large size, many functions, and historical and geographical significance, it was dubbed the "No 1 Lighthouse in the Far East". It was also honored in 2001 by the State Council as a key cultural relic under State protection.
Location: Huaniao Island, Shengsi county
Shuanghe Cliffs. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Shuanghe Cliffs scenic area is not only home to many rugged peaks and steep cliffs, but also limpid ponds. When the setting sun shines on the cliffs, it produces a rainbow.
Location: Daixi town, Daishan county
Opium War Ruins Park
Opium War Ruins Park. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
The Opium War Ruins Park was established in 1997. It was converted from the original Zhushan Park and includes a memorial hall, ancient fort, memorial sculptures, and tombs of soldiers who were killed in the war.
Location: 1 Zhushanmen Road, Huannan subdistrict, Dinghai district
Ranch on the Sea
Ranch on the Sea. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Standing atop Gouqi Island at sunset, one may see white mussel-farming floats flickering with sliver light under the sun and fishing boats shuttling among the rippling waves.
Location: Ganxie village, Gouqi Island, Shengsi county