Two scenic areas in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, were recently upgraded to 4A-level scenic spots (5A is the highest classification), local media reported on Jan 11.
Huaniao Island in Shengsi county
Huaniao Lighthouse offers the best views on Huaniao Island. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Located in the northernmost edge of Zhoushan, Huaniao Island is a tranquil area with a charming village.
The views from Huaniao Lighthouse are said to be the best on the island. The lighthouse was built by China Customs in 1870 and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the country.
The 16.5-meter-high, 22,000-square-meter lighthouse is equipped with a radio tower, power house, machine house, warehouse and wharf.
Due to its large size, functionality, and historical and geographical significance, it was dubbed the "No 1 Lighthouse in the Far East". It was also honored by the State Council as a key cultural relic under State protection in 2001.
Nandong Art Valley in Dinghai district
Nandong Art Valley, also known as Sun Valley, is an environmentally friendly eco-village. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]
Nandong Art Valley, also known as Sun Valley, is an environmentally friendly eco-village where tourists can experience a unique way of life. Because of its unique environment and ease of access, this remote village attracts many tourists every year.