Qidong Yuantuojiao Resort in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu province [Photo provided to Qidong Yuantuojiao Resort]
The Qidong Yuantuojiao Resort is located in the easternmost part of Jiangsu province. It faces the Yellow Sea to the east, Lianxinggang River to the west, the Yangtze River to the south, and the national highway Line 336 to the north.
It is about 30 minutes' drive from downtown Qidong in Nantong, about 60 minutes' drive from downtown Shanghai, and within three hours' drive from cities such as Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou in Jiangsu province.
Its planned area is 45 square kilometers, with a permanent population of 12,000.
Yuantuojiao Resort has three natural villages and Yinxing agricultural area under its jurisdiction.
The vast Yangtze River flows into the sea at Yuantuojiao. The Yangtze River, East China Sea and Huanghai Sea meet here in spectacular fashion.
Yuantuojiao is the first place in the Yangtze River Delta where people can greet the sunrise.
Yuantuojiao, the first place in the Yangtze River Delta where people can greet the sunrise. [Photo provided to Qidong Yuantuojiao Resort]
Yuantuojiao resort has distinctive tourism resources, such as the Golden Beach Scenic Area featuring wetlands, the Bihai Yinsha Scenic Area featuring the double color beach, the Evergrande tourist town designed with the theme of Venice on the sea, the five-country hot spring town and Fisherman's Wharf featuring delicious food and leisure activities.
The Golden Beach Scenic Area has been rated as a national 3A level tourist area, and is applying for national 4A level. The Bihai Yinsha scenic area won the honor of being a Top 10 new tourist attraction in Jiangsu province. The Jianghai culture viewing avenue was included on the list of Jiangsu provincial tourist avenues.
The double color sea at Yuantuojiao Resort in August 2019 [Photo provided to Qidong Yuantuojiao Resort]
The resort has been included among the key projects of Jiangsu province's tourism development plan during the 12th Five-year Plan period (2011-2015) and in the "modern service industry agglomeration area of Nantong" since 2011. It was approved as a provincial tourism resort by the Jiangsu provincial government.
The annual number of tourists visiting the resort exceeds three million.
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