A local woman fixing fishnets during fishing off season in April, 2012. [Photo by Ding Jianming/For China Daily]
It's easy to feel awed on Dongtou islands.
From the 1,500-year-old architecture on its main island to the cloud-blanketed smaller islets; from sharp mountain spires to jagged cliffs, Dongtou is the hidden treasure on China's east coast. Among the chain's 168 islands, you'll find each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities and sights. In Dongtou, you'll find everything from extravagant resorts and golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Buddhism sites. With so much to see, it's best to experience the islands in small bites.