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Go sightseeing in Zhoushan after graduation

Updated : 2021-06-18 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Dongji Island consists of 28 islands and 108 reefs. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]

As the time for school graduation draw nearer, many students are preparing for their graduation trips. For those still unsure of where to go, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province is an excellent choice for a graduation getaway. Here are some of the best places to visit in Zhoushan.

Dongji Island

Taking a boat east from Shenjiamen Wharf, tourists will notice the color of the sea changing from yellow to olivine, blackish green, blue green, and then azure blue.

Dongji Island consists of 28 islands and 108 reefs, with Miaozihu Island, Qingbang Island, Dongfushan Island, as well as Huangxing Island being the most famous of the islands.

Tourists can travel to a number of different islands near Dongji Island. Miaozihu Island is particularly lively with its relatively large population, while Qingbang Island is serene and empty.

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Huaniao Island is a tranquil area with a charming village. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]

Huaniao Island

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.

Nandong Art Valley

Nandong Art Valley, also known as Sun Valley, is an environmentally friendly eco-village where tourists can experience a unique way of life. Due to its unique environment and ease of access, this remote village attracts many tourists every year.

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Putuo Mountain is one of China's Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism. [Photo/WeChat account: zsqdly]

Putuo Mountain

Putuo Mountain, which is located on a small island in the Zhoushan Archipelago, is one of China's Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism.

The mountain has been regarded by Buddhists as the shrine of Guanyin Bodhisattva since ancient times and has been called a "Buddhist world amidst the sea and sky".