The Eastern Santorini, Pingtan Island in Fujian

There is an island located in the easternmost part of Fujian. Its name carries a literary charm, perhaps unknown to many or perhaps not considered worth visiting. It may be that no one desires a seaside vacation, but it preserves a vast collection of ancient houses, characteristic of the Minnan style. Its beaches are soft and gentle, akin to a first kiss in the wind. The fields resemble a world from the animated works of Makoto Shinkai. This is Pingtan Island in Fujian.

Bioluminescent sea on the beach

People who love the sea may not necessarily know that there is a quiet fluorescent party hidden under the nightfall. The beach is dotted with blue light, just like shooting stars that accidentally fall into the sea. This is called "blue tears". Such nights are common in Pingtan Island during the summer, but it also depends on luck.

The Colorful Stone House in Beigang Village

Haizi once said that he wanted to build a house facing the sea, with blooming flowers in spring. These words have become the dreams and utopia of people. If you want to achieve that, you can come to Pingtan Island. The stone houses here are nestled by the sea and mountains, scattered on the beach in an orderly manner, and the stone houses on the island are still well-preserved. Red bricks and green tiles, saddle-shaped wind and fire walls, and Chinese-style roofs, typical of southern Fujian architecture. Nowadays, many houses have been transformed into cafes and guesthouses. By the window, enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the song of the sea, one can spend an afternoon.

Dragon and Phoenix Head Beach Bath

Dragon Phoenix Head Beach is the longest and largest beach in Pingtan, stretching 9.5 kilometers. The flat and vast sandy beach is naturally formed and quite spectacular when the tide goes down! The beach allows activities like riding small off-road vehicles, horseback riding, and surfing. It is not crowded and very suitable for family leisure. Compared to the bathroom, the sanitary conditions of the beach are also good~

Changjiangou windmill field

Located in the northern part of Pingtan Island, Changjiang'ao Wind Farm is actually a wind farm. It is approximately 15 kilometers away from Pingtan County and can be reached by taking a taxi for about 30-40 yuan. Along the way, you will pass through the most beautiful coastal road in Pingtan Island, with breathtaking views of the azure waves and colorful stone houses arranged in a picturesque manner at the foot of Junshan Mountain. It is unknown why, but a large wind farm appears before your eyes, with clear blue skies, endless seas, and wind turbines. The combination of the blue sky, white clouds, turquoise sea, and windmills creates a scene that feels like being in a fairytale wonderland.

Tannanwan Seaside Bathing Beach

Although Tannan Bay is not long, its beach is very soft, different from the crowded Longfengtou seaside bath. "Tannan Bay" looks more local and energetic, and is the wish of many backpackers and hikers. On summer nights, it feels more like a never-ending venue, with bonfires bathing in the sea breeze and drinking wine. The shops on the beach also occasionally play music, making people's thoughts drift away. During the fishing season, you can also see fishermen pulling nets on the beach.

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