Shantou, China Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to Shantou, China | The Cruise Web
 

Shantou, China Cruise Port

Shantou, which is also known as Santow or Swatow is situated on the Eastern coast of Guangdong province in China. It was a significant city especially in the 19th century, due to the role it played in the history of the country. It was among the treaty ports, which was the name that was given to the port cities found in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Japan that were used and opened up for foreign trade and contact that was facilitated by the unequal treaties signed with Western powers. It was also among the initial Special Economic Zones of China that were established in the 1980s. Shantou is still the economic centre of Guangdong, and is also where Shantou University is located. Listed below are some of the recommended attractions, and activities that visitors will definitely enjoy after cruising to Shantou, China:
 
  • Visiting Zhongshan Park is highly recommended for visitors. It is the biggest and oldest park in the region which offers plenty of fun and interesting things to do. These range from exploring and admiring the Chinese architecture evident on the features to swimming.
     
  • Queshi Island is one of the greatest attractions in the region. The beautiful beaches give visitors the opportunity to enjoy multiple sea-related entertainments. The picturesque marine beauty that can be admired from the top of the hills found on the island also adds to the experience.
     
  • The area provides numerous accommodation options that are ideal for tourists. The Haiwan Hotel is popular for its beautiful view of the sea, comfortable rooms, and several amenities such as assembly rooms and a fitness centre. It also offers fun activities for guests.
     
  • Lovers of history and architecture should definitely visit Chen Cihong’s Former Residence. The house has architectural elements and features that can be traced to China, and the Eastern and Western Palaces; the whole architectural structure is quite impressive.

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