China Sanya and Qinhuangdao

Sanya and Qinhuangdao are traditional destinations for millions of urbanites seeking to escape the summer heat of inland cities. Sanya on China's southernmost island province of Hainan are often compared to Hawaii, given a tropical climate and landscape that make them unlike any other Chinese seaside locale. Apart from marine sightseeing and recreational activities, golfing has boomed in recent years at both summer resorts. Sanya's Yalong Bay Golf Club, in particular, has distinguished itself by hosting a number of international professional tournaments, leading to its selection by the American golf magazine, Golf Digest, as one of the top 10 greens in China. 
However, it is their exotic tropical scenery that lures millions of inlanders, with Sanya's Jianfeng Ridge rainforest and Yalong Bay, and Haikou's Dongzhaigang mangrove forest standing out as their emblematic natural tourism destinations. Jianfeng Ridge, 90 kilometers north of Sanya city proper, has the largest tropical primeval rainforest in China, home to 75 percent of the plant species and 85 percent of wildlife species found on Hainan Island. Experts claim that the biotic integrity and diversity of the vegetation coverage is comparable to that of the Amazon River. Towering ancient trees, sprawling climbers and gurgling streams can be seen everywhere, as well as the ethereal mists that drift over the forest park. Now the park offers several ecological and adventure sightseeing routes. Twenty-five kilometers southeast of the city lies Yalong Bay, where a rolling green terrain hugs a body of calm and azure-blue sea. A visibility of more than 10 meters in depth allows visitors to see well-preserved corals and colorful tropical fish. The silver sands of the bay are fine, making a soft beach for the sunbather, and the local climate is also congenial. 
Qinhuangdao is located 280 kilometers from Beijing in the northeastern tip of Hebei Province; it is embraced by a 124-km-long coastline of the Bohai Sea. Qinhuangdao beaches are known for their fine sand, ample sunshine and gentle waves, and most of them are clustered in Beidaihe and Nandaihe. In the late 19th century, people of the upper classes and Westerners began to build villas at Beidaihe, and by 1949, 719 of them had been erected, including 483 built by foreigners in various alien architectural styles. In addition, Beidaihe also has a well-preserved 19th-century railway station constructed by the British. Old photos testify to the popularity of the summer resort for foreigners residing in China, and it is said that even rickshaw boys were able to speak a few words of English. Today, Beidaihe remains a popular seaside resort in northern China, and receives more than 6 million holidaymakers every year. Apart from its beaches, a 280-km-long section of the Great Wall within Qinhuangdao is also a major tourist draw. This section also includes a length built much earlier. A preliminary study dates it to the 6th century, though disagreement exists. The Shanhai (Mountain and Sea) Pass is the eastern end of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is actually a walled town fortified by 10 passes, seven enceintes, 37 forts, and 14 beacon towers. The town has established three pedestrian routes for tourists to trace this section of the Great Wall and its fortifications – from Old Dragon Head to First Pass under Heaven (Shanhai Pass) and to Mount Jiao; from Mount Jiao to Sandao Pass; and from Jiumenkou to Huangtuying. The Old Dragon Head is five kilometers from the town and is a 20-meter head of the Great Wall that intrudes into the

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China Haikou

Haikou located at the north of Hainan island, is the capital of Hainan Province of the People's Republic of China therefore by far the largest city on the island.Some people also call it "Meilan ",
as its airport area and name are Meilan District.
Haikou has the second highest rated air quality in China, second only to Kunming.
The groundwater is of international standard, and is classified as mineral water.

Haikou, known also as the 'Coconut City', is the capital of Hainan Province, China's second largest island. The city is the provincial administrative center of Hainan as well being the focus of the local economy, culture and transportation. Haikou stands at the northern end of Hainan Island, on the west bank of the Nandu River estuary. This river is the longest on the island and the city's name appropriately means 'Mouth of the Sea'.

With the sea on three sides Haikou enjoys a long coastline that features excellent bathing beaches and sea side resorts. Holiday Beach is the most popular of these, while Xixiu Beach is where the National sailing and windsurfing teams train and hold competitions.

The downtown area of the city has an excellent environment with streets lined with coconut palms. Here there are modern and convenient public transport facilities and all that is best in a tropical seaside city that is pollution free and that meets the needs of the travelers in a friendly and welcoming way.

Besides its natural resources, Haikou has a number of important sites of historical interest. The Wugong Temple (The Five Official's Temple), the Tomb of Hai Rui and the Xiuying Emplacement each serve as reminders of the historical importance of Haikou

No trip is complete without the opportunity to savor tempting local food and shopping opportunities. It goes without saying that for anyone coming to Haikou, seafood is definitely a must. However, the city is also famous for its other prized dishes. There are four to delight the gourmet and should not be missed. They are Wenchang Chicken, Dongshan Mutton, Jiaji Duck and Hele Crab. The climate means there is an abundance of fresh local fruits such as mangos, pineapples, jackfruits, coconuts and carambola, betelnuts, pawpaw, longan and lichee, loquat, naseberry and passion fruit. Maybe some of these will be new to you but we are sure that if you try them you will want to take come home!

As for transportation, feel no worry..! Hainan Meilan Airport, railway station, ship and expressway links cities of China and the whole world.



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China Dadonghai Beach

Dadonghai Beach which means Great East Sea is one of SanyaCity's cleanest beaches, situated about 3 km from the centre of the city and just off the main road, between Bunny tail Mountain and
Luhuitou Mountain. Dadonghai Beach often crowded by local tourists and international tourist like us in peak season.

The shape of the beach looks like half moon. So unique. The beach's close proximity to the city means that it can get very busy here but this remains a pleasant and convenient spot to kick off your shoes, soak up the rays and swim in the sea. Like most of the beaches around Sanya, this is a truly tropical beach with 3 km of white sand curving round a crescent shaped bay, warm blue seas and palm trees.

Facilities here are good too. Water sports are popular such as swimming, diving,or do fishing activity.There are numerous small restaurants and bars serving up tasty snacks and drinks. It is particularly pleasant here in the evenings, when the sun sets and the crowds disperse.

Moving on from this beach, we headed on to watch the Super Beauty Sanya Romantic Show. It's a spectacular show with hundreds of handsome actors and beautiful actresses along with great modern and traditional costumes ..Very cool!!! The show last for two hours with wonderful lightning just like cabaret show.
The show took place at Beauty Crown International Culture Exhibition Center where Miss World Beauty Contest ever held there also. Our tourist group also got surprise in form of huge thank you words in the stage.

As an additional information for you, Dadonghai Beach was voted as one of China's top 10 seaside tourist cities that unveiled in an online survey conducted jointly by sohu.com, a leading Chinese Internet portal, and Enjoy World, a popular electronic tourist magazine in March 2009.



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Japan Sapporo

Sapporo is the capital and largest city of the northern island of Hokkaido,Japan.Sapporo is famous for hairy crab , an expensive treat available at any seafood restaurant, and miso ramen , a
more affordable local variation of the ubiquitous noodle dish with miso paste added to the stock. The ramen in particular will warm you up nicely on a chilly winter day. Sapporo soup curry (just what it sounds like) is also increasingly famous.
As elsewhere in Hokkaido, you can also enjoy dairy products (milk, cheese, butter, chocolate and ice cream), seafood (especially as sushi), fruits (honeydew melon, strawberries) and meat (sausages, ham, bacon and beef).
* Aji No Tokeidai is a famous noodle (ramen) chain store from Sapporo, Hokkaido. Many famous people have eaten here including former Japanese prime minister, Tomiichi Murayama. They also have a chain store outside Hokkaido. Miso ramen (630yen) is the No.1 dish, but if you want something special, order the bata-kon ramen, an Hokkaido specialty made with a hearty broth of corn and butter.
* Ramen Yokochō is also known as Ramen Gai. This alley is chock full of ramen shops of all varieties. Get butter corn ramen, crab ramen, and even scallop ramen. Just east of Susukino Station. This is now principally visited by tourists - locals generally avoid this area, and many Japanese are disappointed.
* Sapporo Beer Garden. At the same location as the Beer Museum is the Beer Garden, an incredibly popular Genghis Khan (mutton barbeque) restaurant. Even though the dining rooms span three large buildings, come early and expect to wait. The restaurant offers 100 minute all you can eat and all you can drink plans, as well as à la carte food and drink if you'd prefer. WARNING: you should not plan to wear your best clothes, as the atmosphere is incredibly heavy with the scents of cooking meat (plastic coats are provided - seriously)
* "Romantei" One of the most popular sweets shops. Famous for its Chocolate Mont Blanc, a delicious concoction of sponge cake, whipped cream and ganache. Other delectables include cream puffs, apple pie, and strawberry bavarian. Located at Moiwa Mountain.



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Japan Osaka Castle

As the symbol of Osaka, visitors from throughout Japan and the world come to see the magnificent Osaka Castle. There were five towers with the main one being nine stories tall. Inside the
castle is a museum that documents Toyotomi Hideyoshi's life and the history of the castle. Well, as you can see, this is the most beautiful castle that exists in this world. It’s a very brilliant glory ancient architecture.



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