Rizhao is a major seaport and a prefecture-level city located in the hilly southeastern region of Shandong province in China, along the coast of the Yellow Sea. In 2009, Rizhao was recognized by the United Nations as one of the most livable cities in the world.
The name Rizhao is 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 sun, sand, and blue skies all year round. Tourists coming to the city are attracted to its natural beauty, virgin beaches, summer resorts, good transportation facilities, and water sports.
|Area||5,359 km² (2,069 sq.mi.)|
|Time Zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|