Your travel guide to China
Choosing one of the best beach resorts in China might be a bit frustrating, considering they are all attractive and unique in their own right.
Known primarily for the huge populations of Shanghai and Beijing, a lot of first-time visitors don’t realize the beauty and luxury you can experience by visiting some of China’s beach resorts. Though China sees millions of international travelers annually, three areas that deserve some attention based on the waterfront locales are Hainan, Macau and Shenzhen. The following is a list of those that are the most recommended ones to visit if you plan a vacation to China.
Where to find Beaches in China:
Located in the southern province of Guangdong, along the eastern shore of the Pearl River and neighboring the Delta as well as Hong Kong is the city of Shenzhen. Despite not having the historical significance as some of the other Chinese destinations, Shenzhen is a very modern, waterfront city becoming well known for its rapidly growing tourist economy. Because there is such a mix of Chinese cultures that have moved to the Guangdong Province, visitors can sample foods from each the famous eight cuisines of China.
Oftentimes called “The City with Two Faces”, Macau is also the self-proclaimed Las Vegas of the East as the once sleeping little city is now a metropolis of nearly half a million people. Commerce and tourism are the primary reasons that Macau is thriving economically and the casinos have taken gambling to a new extreme. Despite the abundance of “mega-casinos” in the city, Macau's pleasures are architectural and atmospheric, yet laidback and relaxed.
Of particular beauty are the tropical beaches located at Dadonghai and Tianya Haijiao. Beautiful sunshine, coconut plantations, and soft sands make these two ocean destinations well worth the trip. The Hairui Tomb where the Ming Dynasty’s compassionate and popular officer Hairui is buried holds historical significance for the locals and is another popular destination in addition to the beach communities above. Another point of interest is the Wugong Temple (Fiver Officials' Temple) in Haikou.