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About Shengsi

Shengsi (嵊泗), also known as the Shengsi Archipelago, is in the northern part of the Danshan (舟山) Islands where the Yangtze River meets Hangzhou Bay. The four main scenic areas of Shengsi are Sijiao (泗礁), Huaniao (花鸟), Shengshan (嵊山), and Yangshan (洋山). Sijiao is China’s only national scenic spot in an archipelago and is referred to as “the Sage Mountain in the Sea.”

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Gouqi Island
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Gouqi Island is located in the eastern part of the Shengsi Islands and is the second largest island in the area, second only to Sijiao Island. It is relatively close to both Zhoushan and Shanghai and is suitable for family holidays. On Gouqi Island, you can take a walk on the beach, go hiking and watch the ocean, and witness the awe-inspiring cliffsides. You can experience the atmosphere of a fishing village, and you can also enjoy fresh seafood such as the famous local mussels. July, August, and September are the best times to visit Gouqi Island; you can enjoy the beach, go fishing in the sea, climb “Xiao Xi Tian” to see the sunset, or simply walk around and soak in the atmosphere. You can also go to "Shan Hai Qi Guan" to enjoy the ocean views, and you can also visit the neighboring Lushan Island to see the famous cliffsides.
Jihu Beach
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The base lake beach is known as the “Southern Beidaihe” and is located in the core area of ​​the Yili Island Scenic Area. On the beach, there is a bathing beach with surf, sailing, campfire, motorboat, beach volleyball, self-service barbecue and other entertainment facilities. There are a small number of sand rafts, small crabs, etc. in the sandstone of the beach. It is another great fun to play crabs at night on the beach with a flashlight.
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Liujingtan is found on the eastern end of the island. It faces the reef cliffs of the East China Sea. Along the coast you will find a regular plank road. This road does not have a lot of vegetation stretching along the side of it. Along the cliff you will encounter a white lighthouse with a bit of island flare. If you take the cliff path all the way down to where it meets the sea, that would be a great spot to enjoy a nice view of the water while the sun rises. If you walk along the sea, you will be able to spot a section of the asphalt road that leads to the scenic spot.
Huaniao island
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The Huaniao island is located on the north side of Shengsi island. It is shaped like a seagull spreading its wings. The island is full of flowers and plants, hence the name Huaniao (flower & bird) Island. The famous scenic spot on the island is the flower and bird lighthouse, which is the largest lighthouse in the Far East. The tiger cave, cloud cave, and ape cave on Huaniao island are also worth seeing. It is said that the cloud cave reaches the bottom of the sea. Yandong Rock is recommended for its closeness to the sea, strong winds, and high tides. Mussels and groupers can be found in the rock cracks on the island. It is an ideal place for hiking, camping, and fishing.

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