A detailed count, China has more than 50,000 rivers, coastline of 18,000 km, is an authentic ocean country.
On the long coastline there are 9 coastal provinces, 1 autonomous region and 2 municipalities directly under the central government; 53 coastal cities and 242 coastal districts and counties.
#Walk around the coastline of China
These coastal areas near the sea are basically areas with good environmental conditions, developed economy and high population carrying capacity. Therefore, after voting, the "three seas and one gate" were selected in 12 coastal provinces and regions, and they are known as the four most livable cities in China.
So, do you know where the "three seas and one gate" are?
Guangdong - Zhuhai
Zhuhai, located in the southwest of the mouth of the Pearl River, is separated from Hong Kong to the east and connected to Macau to the south. After the reform and opening up, Zhuhai has grown from a small, mainly agricultural county located at the edge of the South China Sea to a livable coastal city.
Nowadays, Zhuhai has many haloes, such as "National Garden City", "National Model Ecological Zone", "Top Ten Livable Cities in China", "National Forest City", "China Ecological Civilization Award", "China's Most Happy City", "International Award for the Best Example of Improving Living Environment", etc.
As the only city connected by land to Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as the future will open up the east and west coast of the Pearl River Delta corridor, Zhuhai to a maximum extent to integrate the economic advantages of different regions, policy advantages and transportation convenience advantages.
Zhuhai is a city of leisure and romance.
When everyone was busy developing smoky industries in the 1980s, Zhuhai was unique in developing the "South China Sea Seaside Garden City", and since then, Zhuhai has been riding high on the road to livability.
Zhuhai, only 1736 square kilometers of land is dotted with hundreds of islands, large and small, the city can be said to be embraced by the sea. Sometimes you are walking in the city, inadvertently turn a corner, you can meet the sea.
Zhuhai, with action to show you, "wasted time" this philosophy is not difficult to start.
Weihai, traditionally a dangerous place for soldiers to fight for the right to control the sea. In the thirty-first year of the Ming Dynasty (1398), Weihai Wei was established to prevent the Japanese invasion, which was also the origin of the name "Weihai".
Weihai, where one-eighteenth of the coastline of mainland China is located. Except for Yantai City, which borders on the west, it is bordered by the Yellow Sea to the north, east and south, opposite the Liaodong Peninsula to the north and the Korean Peninsula to the east.
Weihai is also the nearest port city to Korea and has historically been the front line of cultural exchange between China and Japan and Korea, and has been a source of friendship for the people of China, Japan and Korea. Weihai, in addition to the full flavor of seafood, you may also feel another wonderful match - kimchi flavor.
Although Weihai is not large, it is exquisite and unique. It is more like a forest city with its mountains and sea, and the buildings in the city are of moderate height, not covering the mountains or blocking the sea, and are harmoniously set between the green mountains and the blue sea.
Weihai is not only the first national sanitary city in China, the first "beautiful city" construction pilot in China, but also the first place in China to be rated as "most suitable for human habitation" by UN-Habitat.
Weihai's greenery is one of the best in the country. When you walk into Weihai, you can see that the city is full of flowers and mountains, and when you walk on the street, you can smell the refreshing sea salt soda in the air.
Guangxi - Beihai
Guangxi is famous for its karst landscapes, while Beihai is something else, the name with the word "sea", it is destined to its fate and the sea inseparable. The "Maritime Silk Road" that we talk about so much nowadays was one of the starting points in the Hepu County of Beihai during the Han Dynasty.
The Silk Road laid a solid foundation for the development of the North Sea, but let it also in the late Han Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty in the centuries can be firmly among the important ports, the credit comes from a small pearl.
The Beibu Gulf is the most important pearl producing area in China, among which Hepu pearls are of the highest quality and are known as the "South Pearl", while pearls are very popular in Southeast Asian countries where Buddhism is mostly practiced.
Nowadays, Beihai, together with Qinzhou and Fangcheng Port, forms the Beibu Gulf Port Area, which plays a pivotal role as the sea port of Guangxi, keeping a window for Guangxi to understand the world.
In Beihai, you can think of sunshine, sand, waves, seafood and other elements of the coastal city are all available. At the same time, various folk cultures coexist here in collision and intermingling.
Living in Beihai, it is as if breathing can become light, the slow rhythm of life embraces all the tired breath, allowing people to enjoy a moment of relaxation in the noisy smoke and mirrors.
Stroll through the streets of Qiaogang with the salty sea breeze and feel the fusion of exotic Southeast Asian flavors and local fishing port culture.
Take a ferry to Weizhou Island for a brief moment of isolation and enjoy a place of peace of mind constructed by food and beauty.
Step on the soft and delicate white sand and pace the silver beach, feel the coolness of the sea water over your feet and the warmth of the sunshine.
Shuttling through the streets and alleys of the old streets, watching motorcycles and electric cars merge into the crowd and traffic .......
There are only two island cities in China, one is Hong Kong and the other is Xiamen.
Although Xiamen is not as famous as Hong Kong, it is undoubtedly a star city, after all, "Xiamen in China, Gulangyu in the world".
Before entering the public eye, Xiamen has also been a small transparent for some time. However, the beautiful natural environment and the rich flora and fauna of Xiamen have created an excellent background, and with the help of Zheng Zhilong, Zheng Chenggong and others, Xiamen has gradually become a coastal city with relatively good functions.
Since the reform and opening up, Xiamen has become a special economic zone and a planned city, and has picked up a series of hot gold cards: "UN Habitat Award", "International Garden City", "National Garden City", "National Environmental Protection Model City", "China's Excellent Tourism City", "Most Livable City in China", "China's Most Romantic Leisure City" ......
The special location of Xiamen has made it the first city to feel the impact of foreign civilization, and has contributed to what people now refer to as "Xiamen of Literature and Art", although it is based on Southern Fujian culture, but with the addition of Western and Southern cultures.
Walking in the streets of Xiamen, you will feel like you have fallen into the tunnel of time. There are western-style European villas, Chinese style Wuhua Alley, age-old red bricks, flying swallowtail ridges, exquisite brick carvings and window armatures ....... The blending of eastern and western cultures gives this land a symbiosis of a different kind of flavor.
In Xiamen, romance and leisure are everywhere.
Which of the "three seas and one gate" do you want to settle in?