Shantou is located in southeast of Guangdong, China, adjacent to the South China Sea. It is known as "the gateway of east Nanling Mountains and the communication hub of Southeast China" because of its advantageous geographical location.
Shantou may not hit you with a bam like some exotic hideaways in China; the gentle aftertaste can linger on and on, just like sampling a cup of Chaoshan Kungfu tea.
When in Shantou, the first and last thing you will be asked to do is drinking tea. Wherever you go, from dawn to dusk, and it's known as nothing but Chaoshan Kungfu tea.
Shantou is a great place to seek out some quality leisure time - it's got everything, mountain, ocean, and of course, world-class golf course.
Just 20-minute drive from Shantou downtown, the Citic golf club is a standard 18-hole course and is ranked within the top ten courses in the country.
You can also find plenty low maintenance fun going out and about. Like most places in china that's got a rich cultural background, Chaoshan area also got its unique local opera here called Chaoju. And watching Chaoju is still a major event for local people.
As one of the major local operas of China, Chaoju has a large classic repertoire passed down over the history of 1000 years. And for millions of overseas Chaoshanese, the soft melody is the key to their memories of the hometown that they left behind as younglings.