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Water Transport of East China

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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:

  1. The Grand Canal between Suzhou and Hangzhou, 146.6 kilometers long, where tourists can enjoy the beauty of regions of rivers and lakes.
  2. The Grand ('anal-the Yangtze River-Taihu Lake from Nan,jing, Wuxi or Yangzhoa.
  3. Guilin via the Lijiang River to Yangshuo, 83 kilometers long.
  4. The Shanghai-Chongying line, 2,399 kilometers in length, along the Yangtze River. There are 50 luxury boats traveling in the Three Gorges.

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