Rongcheng, home of swans
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2019-12-26Print Print
[Video provided by the publicity department of Rongcheng]
Rongcheng, Shandong province, is located at the easternmost tip of the Shandong Peninsula, and it is home to the winter habitat of the Great Swan.
The Rongcheng Swan Lake is known as the "Hometown of the Great Swan" and is an important relay station for the southward migration of the birds.
Every November, thousands of swans migrate to the city from Siberia, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and the Chinese northeastern regions to live through the winter and then fly back north the following March.
Every winter the swans attract hordes of visitors, amateur shutterbugs and professional photographers from home and abroad to the city, bringing boundless vitality and vigor to the local tourism industry.