Queshi Scenic Spot
Ranking first of the top eight attractions of Shantou City, the Queshi Scenic Spot is separated from the city by the Que Shi Sea in the south of the Shantou Gulf. Surrounded by vast stretches of blue water on three sides, it is just like a miniature garden sitting in the sea. Characterized by superb subtropical beaches and seashore scenery, the scenic spot is an excellent integration of imposing sea, magnificent mountains, rare stones and mysterious caves.
In this scenic spot, the 43 hills presenting different postures are covered with evergreen trees and decorated naturally with crystal-clear springs, providing a nice escape from the summer heat. Climbing up and standing on the top of the hills, you can have a bird's-eye view of the entire gulf and you will be captivated by the picturesque marine beauty. Along its coastline, the beautiful beaches and seashore bathhouses enable you to enjoy the inviting sea water as well as other sea-related entertainments. The scenic spot is divided into six parts, respectively, Entry, Tashan Scenic Spot, Yanfeng Scenic Spot, Su'an Scenic Spot, Xianglu Hill and Bijia Hill.
The entry sits to the north of the scenic spot, and is the marine gateway between Shantou City and the scenic spot. It features historical western style buildings which were built in the past centuries, including the former British Consulate, the former Germany Consulate, church, customhouses and HSBC Banks. In addition, there is also natural attraction such as the Seashore Park which covers an area of over 14 hectares (35 acres). The park consists of the East Lake and the West Lake; the former is now a natatorium and aquatic amusement place and the latter is a fishing village.
Tashan Scenic Spot
This place is also well known for its granite geography. You can see various shaped granite stones on the hills. They are in the form of human beings or animals or plants, leaving you to imagine beautiful stories about them. The 1,200-meter (3,937 feet) long Chuihong Cave is composed of nineteen varied granite caves and it is the longest one of its kind in China. With small caves inserted in or connected to other caves, this spectacular cave is mysteriously deep and magnificent; therefore, it is reputed as the top attraction of Chaoshan Area.
Yanfeng Scenic Spot
Statues of Chinese immortals are enshrined in the Baihuajian Temple of Tiantan Garden. The front part of the temple was built in the style of temples of Chaoshan Area, while the rear part took on the shape of a palace. Two stone lions, two kapok trees, two ancient cooking vessels and two pillars engraved with entwining dragons stand in front of the temple. Being a combination of various precious folk arts, the temple reflects vivid culture of Chaoshan Area.
In Yanfeng Scenic Spot, the huge stones are piled up, forming thousands of caves with a great variety of shapes, such as White Rabbit Cave, Dragon Spring Cave, Lion Cave and Elephant Cave. There is also an astonishing stone forest which is shaped by the seawater. Countless stone pillars and stalagmites of infinite shapes spring up over the sea, and, when lashed by the waves, the stone forest presents an imposing view.
Su'an Scenic Spot
Xianglu Hill lies in the southwest and connects with the Su'an Scenic Spot in the east. Two vast stones stand on the highest peak which has an elevation of about 198 meters (650 feet). Climbing, camping, picnic and fishing are popular there. Bijia Hill is in the east of the scenic area, and the three peaks of the hill stand in a row in face of the sea.
|Admission Fees:||Tashan Scenic Spot||CNY 10|
|Yanfeng Scenic Spot||CNY 10|
|Dragon Spring Cave||CNY 6|
|Combined tickets of Tashan Scenic Spot and Yanfeng Scenic Spot||CNY15|
Tips: Tickets of the scenic spots are sold separately, and tourists can choose to visit their desired areas that they wish to visit.
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You need to walk north for about 5 minutes to Yudu Square, from where you can take bus Lvyuan Xinnengyuan Line 1 and transfer to Bus 107 at Jiedong People’s Hospital. Get off at TV Tower( Dianshita), and walk south for about 3 minutes to Tai’an Hospital. Take bus 11 to the Third People’s Hospital, and walk east for 3 minutes. You will get there.
The whole journey takes about 2 h 30 minutes.
Do you refer to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)? If yes, it is not located at Tian Tan Garden. Actually, Tian Tan Buddha is located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.
By taxi: it takes around 20min and costs CNY30-40.