Tour the youngest volcanic island Weizhou(1)
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Tour the youngest volcanic island Weizhou

Weizhou Island is located in the ocean to the southeast of the city of Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is the biggest and youngest volcanic island in China, famous for its sea, sun and sand. A seabed of living coral, a warm volcanic bay, temples and kind islanders make it so warm that any time of the year is great to visit.

Dongchu is the webmaster of Wenzhou' biggest website and he has released diverse information about the island. As an expert on everything on the island, Dongchu shared his experience and recommended popular and romantic places to visit.

Volcano Park

The park is at the west point of the island, located on Eyu Mountain. It is as high as a 12-story building and very colorful. The bottom of the mountain is of exquisite volcano tuff, and then, the top is black breccia terrane. The top of the mountain was formed during the last volcanic eruption 7,000 years ago.

It is not easy to walk on the terrain. Rocks and holes are everywhere, so be careful. Colorful coral is scattering around in shades of green, blue, brown, purple, yellow and white. Since the site is far from the volcanic area, few people know about it.

Sesame Beach (Zhimatan)

The best time to go to Sesame Beach is in the early morning. It is the best place on the island to see the sunrise. Rocks in brown, yellow, black and blue dot the beach. When the tide comes in, colorful shells are hidden in its white foam, as well as many crystal soldier crabs.

You will understand why the beach is named Sesame Beach. Because of the volcano erupted, numerous lava pods burst out and crashed onto the beach.

The beach actually is not a real one, but formed by lava flow. Standing there, you can imagine how thousands of years ago, when the volcano erupted, lava flowed out into the ocean.
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