In the coastal cities across China, autumn is the best season for seafood when the fish, shrimp, and most importantly, the crabs are meaty and most succulent. On the long stretching list of such gourmet destinations, Zhoushan may be overshadowed by popular names such as Sanya city in Hainan province or Qingdao city in Shandong province, but what this bustling port city in Zhejiang province has to offer in terms of seafood delicacies has never disappointed visitors.
The Zhoushan Islands, where the Putuo Mountain is located, has the largest fishery in China and one of the four most famous fisheries in the world. The local seafood products enjoys great fame both at home and abroad. Also, there are some local specialties featuring sweet fruits and refreshing tea that pull in many punters throughout the country.
The island city holds a seafood festival every year between July and October with Shenjiamen harbor as the main venue for the event.
Zhoushan is located at the intersection of China's southeast coastal regions and the Yangtze River mouth. It's connected by a comprehensive waterway network. The Putuoshan Airport in Zhoushan has opened regular flights to major cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Qingdao.
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