'Rizhao' is a major port located in the southeastern hilly region of Shandong province in China, along the coast of the Yellow sea. Its favourable geographical location has seen a stark rise in tourist influx with 2005 statistics indicating that 7.81 million tourists visited Rizhao with a 45% increase in revenue compared to the previous year. In 2009, Rizhao was recognized by the United Nations as one of the most habitable cities in the world.
The name Rizhao originated from an old saying ‘It was the first to get the sunshine’. As the saying goes, the city is renowned for receiving nature’s blessings with plenty of suns, sand, and blue skies available all year round. Since 2003, the city has perfected the custom of receiving praise from the State Tourism Administration as China’s top tourist city.
Tourists coming to the city are attracted to its natural beauty, 100 kilometres of virgin beaches, summer resorts, good transportation facilities, and water sports.
|Area||5,359 km² (2,069 sq.mi.)|
|Time Zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|