Queshi Scenic and Historic Interest Area (AAAA Level Attraction)
Queshi scenic and historic interest area is located to the south of Shantou Port and oversees the northern part of the urban district. The seas on the east, the west and the north surround this place. It is adjacent to the land on the southwest. This scenic area covers an area of 20.77 square kilometers in which the land area is about 13.47 square kilometers and the sea area is 7.3 square kilometers. Queshi scenic and historic interest area is divided into six scenic areas: Xiaoshi Scenic Area, Tasha Scenic Area, Yanfeng Scenic Area, Xianglu Mountain Scenic Area, Bijia Mountain Scenic Area and Su’an Scenic Area. Most scenic spots are centralized in Tashan Scenic Area.
Queshi scenic and historic interest area is full of mountains. There are 43 mountains, big or small, wandering continuously in this area. All these mountains incline a little bit from northeast to southwest. The highest mountain is Xianglu Mountain, which is 198 meters in height.
Queshi scenic and historic interest area belongs to the granite landform. After longtime change and airslaking, the granite forms the ovate stones scattering on the mountaintops, the mountainsides and in the ravines. These stones are famous for their shapes and have become a great attraction in Queshi.
Queshi scenic and historic interest area combines the sceneries of the sea, the mountains, the stones and the caves in great unity. The contents are rich and centralized. Observed from the relationship between each scenic spot and the scenic area, you will find that there are distinct differences between the primary and the secondary. The primary and the secondary set off and echo each other very well.