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Sightseeing trip to Shangchuan Island, Hawaii of the East, 广东 上川岛

An over night trip to this beautiful island 14 km from the mainland. Chinese Hawaii, anyone?
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 11.5 miles
Duration: Multiple days
Family Friendly

Overview:  Shangchuan Island (上川岛) is an island on the southern coast of China, southwest of Taishan, Guangdong Province. Its name is originated ... more »

Tips:  The peak season starts in May and last through October. Most visitors come here to enjoy the beaches. You can swim in the open sea... more »

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Points of Interest

1. The mile long beach

2. Lechuan Buddha 乐川大佛

This gaint buddha statue was built in 1993. It is 6.8 meters tall and 15 meters wide. It is worshipped by the locals as having devine power to protect the island. It is the best spot to view the mile long beach.
Entrance fee: 10RMB

3. Seaside Forest

A 50 acre Podocarpus Nagi forest along the road, very close to the beach.

4. Monkey Perservation Center 野生猴保护区

Here, you can get close up and personel with the wild monkeys who most likely will ask for food.
You may opt to hire an electical mini bus to get here. Walking along the road is possible but can be rather hot and humid from May to Nov.

5. A motocycle ride back to town

You can hire a motocycle to ride back to town or wait for mini bus. The fair is the same.

6. The seaside town / port