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Travel Report: Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach, China.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.

February 2018. It had been a fascinating afternoon for Wonderboy and I exploring Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park and its weird and wonderful compound of stone sculptures. Now, armed with umbrellas in the slanting rain, all that was left to do was take the steps down to the pretty Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach. 

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park.

The weather was getting increasingly grim, so there weren’t many people around that afternoon. In fact, it was just Wonderboy, myself and a small group of Chinese tourists out on the rocks taking photographs of each other against the backdrop of The Taiwan Strait.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach China.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park.

Somewhat ill-advisedly, I decided to scramble up the rocks myself. As Wonderboy did his best to keep the camera steady against the beating wind, I noticed a couple of beach sculptures along with a handful of engraved rocks. 

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park.

In China’s weather forecast Chongwu is the dividing line; the north having a temperate monsoon climate, the south a tropical monsoon climate. To the left lies The South China Sea, to the right the East China Sea. 

Turtle sculpture Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park.

This giant turtle sculpture is the most dramatic on Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach. To get close, you’ll need to carefully pick your way down a tricky section of rocks. One wrong step and you might consequently find yourself on your ass!

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park.

Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park is open daily, with tickets priced at 45RMB (£5/ €5.60/ $6.60). Nobody here speak English.

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