Facing the Yellow Sea, Rizhao (“City of Sunshine”) is a prefecture-level city and a popular tourist destination in Shandong Province. The Sheraton Rizhao Hotel is conveniently situated just five minutes by car from Old Town (Rizhao City Administration), at the intersection of Haiqu East Road and Lvzhou South Road. Offices and retail shops are just steps away. The city’s two economic development zones are within easy reach, and Qingdao Liuting International Airport (TAO) is just 90 minutes away by car. The new Rizhao airport, scheduled to open in 2016, will be 20 kilometers from the hotel.

Rizhao has numerous scenic spots. Play a game of volleyball; go fishing, boating, or swimming; or just relax on the beach at Wanpingkou. Situated in the city’s new district, the historic port hosts many water sport competitions and events, including sailing. The nearby Rizhao Seaside National Forest Park features a zoological park, a shark aquarium, a fishing center, and other attractions. Embrace nature at the Shanhaitian Tourism and Vacation Zone. Located northeast of the city, it is dotted with locust, pine, and poplar tree plantations; gold-sand beaches; and blue waters. Its imposing statues carved out of rock are a definitive highlight. Visitors can also take a speedboat to visit the nearby islands.

Soak in the striking landscapes and Buddhist culture at Wulian Mountain. It is filled with eye-catching peaks, waterfalls, caves, and more. Fulai Mountain, home to a 3,500-year-old gingko tree, is another scenic spot where Buddhist culture can be experienced. Or witness the many varieties of bamboo at the picturesque Rizhao Bamboo Garden.

Savor some delightful seafood, embark on a tea culture tour, or visit one of the local fishing villages. Rizhao is also famous for its exquisite black pottery and folk paintings.