China has a vast sea area with the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, and the East China Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the south. The latter three border the Pacific Ocean. China's long coastline has ports in Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Yantai, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Dalian, Beihai, and Hong Kong. These ports are vast and deep, with beautiful surroundings, making them another choice for sightseeing in China.
International Lines on the Sea
A regular weekly line of the Sino-Japanese International Ferry Company runs between Shanghai and the Japanese cities of Kobe, Osaka, and Yokohama. A one-way trip takes 45 hours.
The Yanjing Luxury Liner of the Jinshen Ship Company shuttles between Tianjin and Kobe once a week.
The Daren passenger and cargo liner of the Dalian Daren Ship Company runs between Dalian and Inchon in South Korea twice a week. A oneway trip takes 15 hours.
Every week there are three regular runs between Weihai and Qingdao and Inchon by the luxury liners New Golden Bridge and Xiangxuelan. A oneway trip takes 14 hours.
Domestic Sea Lines
Domestic sea lines link all Chinese port cities. The main lines include Shanghai-Dalian, Dalian-Tianjin, Dalian-Yantai, Shanghai-Qingdao, Shanghai-Guangzhou, Beihai-Guangzhou, Shenzhen-Zhuhai, and Zhuhai-Hong Kong.
These lines are well-arranged and equipped with luxury passenger ships.
Routes on Inland Rivers
China's mainland is crisscrossed by 226,800 kilometers of rivers, of which 136,000 kilometers are navigated.
The main routes on inland rivers include: