Highway shows off Shandong charm

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2022-08-11

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An aerial photo shows a highway segment in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Weihai, Shandong province, has built a highway that features picturesque coastal and mountain landscapes to better develop its tourism sector and rural areas.

The 1,001-kilometer route has a main line and branch lines. The 501-km main line goes along the coastline and across the mountains. The 500-km branch lines can take tourists to more than 90 percent of the city's tourism attractions, including scenic spots, hotels, RV campsites, homestays and agricultural sightseeing sites.

Among the attractions are four ski resorts, nine natural hot springs, 15 national-level marine ranches and more than 80 agricultural tourism sites.

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An aerial photo shows a highway segment in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An aerial photo shows a highway segment in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An aerial photo shows a highway segment in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An aerial photo shows a highway segment in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An aerial photo shows a highway segment in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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An aerial photo shows a marine ranch in Weihai, Shandong province, that tourists can reach via the tourist highway. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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A photo shows a group of seagulls circling above the water surface near an island in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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A photo shows a village, known for its seaweed-capped houses, along the tourist highway in Weihai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]