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Zhoushan scenic spots upgraded to 3A-level

Updated : 2022-01-13 (chinadaily.com.cn)

Three scenic spots in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province were recently upgraded to national 3A-level ones, according to the local municipal bureau of culture, broadcasting, television, tourism and sports.

Zhoushan is currently home to 33 national A-level scenic spots, including one 5A-level scenic spot – Putuo Mountain - and six 4A-level scenic spots.

Here are the three new 3A-level scenic spots.

Mayi Island

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The former site of the first people's commune in China on Mayi Island. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]

In recent years, Mayi Island has promoted the construction of a red culture education base as well as launched special travel routes featuring red culture education, shipbuilding experience, and marine culture.

Dongya Cliff scenic area

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Cliffs in Dongya Cliff scenic area. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]

Located at the eastern end of Shengshan Island in Shengsi county, Dongya Cliff scenic area was opened to the public in 2015 and features steep mountains.

Sanmao's former residence

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Sanmao's former residence scenic area. [Photo/WeChat account: zjzsrbs]

Sanmao was the pen name of Echo Chen Ping, a Chinese writer and translator from Taiwan whose ancestral residence was built by her grandfather in Chen village, Dinghai district.

Sanmao's former residence, which is now a scenic area, offers local delicacies, Sanmao-themed homestays, as well as literature- and rural sightseeing-themed travel routes. The scenic area is now a permanent site for the Sanmao Prose Prize ceremony.