The Shantou Rundown
Shantou is a coastal city in China’s Guangdong Province that borders the South Sea This city is home to one of the most important worldwide harbors. As a beautiful harbor city, Shantou has long coastlines, great climate, and many attractions for visitors to explore. If you have free time, take a ferry from Shantou to Nan Ao, which is composed of 23 islands offering charming marine vistas, as well as spots like Qing Ao Gulf, Huanghua Mountain, and the Marine Migratory Birds Preservation Zone.
Visitors to Shantou should not miss a visit to Lotus Peak, which is a hill composed of granite rocks piled up to resemble lotus flower petals. From afar, the hill looks like a giant, blossoming lotus flower. In the Zhongshan Park, the Shantou Museum awaits to be explored. Pottery, jade, paintings and carvings make this museum interesting and fun for all ages. From island hopping to strolling through the city, Shantouis sure to make your holiday feel complete.
When To Go
The city of Shantou is blessed with mild weather and abundant sunshine. The average temperature per year is around 22°C (72°F). In July and August, the weather heats up, so visitors tend to wait until fall, winter and spring to visit. As for winter in Shantou, the temperatures are mostly warm and great for outdoor activities. Before arrival, be sure to bring plenty of spring and summer clothes. From April through September, rain is prevalent, and visitors should have an umbrella handy.
- April through June (spring): Daily high of 23°C (75°F)
- July through August (summer): Daily high of 31°C (88°F)
- September through November (fall): Daily high of 29°C (85°F)
- December through March (winter): Daily high of 19°C (67°F)
By air, visitors can fly into the Shantou Airport, which is located in Waisha Town, 8 miles (13km) to the northeast of downtown Shantou. This modern airport sees flights to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and many other cities in China via 14 domestic airlines, as well as an international flight to Bangkok.
By rail, the Shantou Railway Station is a very important transport center in the Guangdong Province. Trains from the station will take passengers from Shantou to many cities like Guangzhou, Jiujiang, Shenzhen and Nanchang.
Ferries are very convenient in Shantou. They will take visitors to and from many attractions, nearby islands, and counties in Shantou. There are numerous ports like Xidi Port and Guangchang Port, which offer short cruises around the area. At the Guangchang Port, tourists can take special night cruises in the summer.
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