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Fall in love with Pingtan in three days and two nights

Updated: Mar 28, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

Pingtan, benefiting from its location as an island in South China, is a perfect place for you to get a close look at a unique island culture.

Fishing villages, stone houses, and distinctive homestays, along with all other interesting things in Pingtan will make your trip here pleasant and unforgettable.

Here is a recommended travel itinerary for you to enjoy the charms of Pingtan in three days and two nights.

Day 1

After your arrival in Pingtan at noon, you can try some local delicacies. People's understanding of delicacies in Pingtan used to be limited to seafood and oyster cakes, but the truth is Pingtan has more delicious dsihes than those two.

Your visit will allow you to explore other distinctive Pingtan foods.

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Oyster cake is one of the traditional foods in Pingtan. [Photo/VCG]

Then, you can go to Jiangjun Mountain, previously known as Tiger Mountain, in Haitan Scenic Area.

Rising to an altitude of 104 meters, the mountain covers 1.1 square kilometers. The steep cliffs and mountains running along the coastline create endless picturesque views for tourists.

In March 1996, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (CPLA) carried out a military drill on the mountain, which attracted great attention from people at home and abroad. During the drill, more than 100 CPLA generals climbed up the mountain to watch the spectacular event. In April 1996, the mountain's name was changed to Jiangjun, which means "general" in Chinese, in commemoration of the great drill.

The viewing stands, airports, trenches, ditches and other military facilities constructed during the drill are all still well-preserved, and Jiangjun Mountain still functions as a patriotic education base in addition to being a natural scenic spot.

A ticket for Jiangjun Mountain is only 10 yuan ($1.50).

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Jiangjun Mountain, previously known as Tiger Mountain, in Haitan Scenic Area is a patriotic education base in addition to being a natural scenic spot. [Photo/VCG]

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