Guangdong province is planning to build the world’s longest coastal road—a 1,600 kilometer-long stretch of pavement that will connect 14 coastal cities, Nanfang Daily reported.
The coastal cities include Zhanjiang, Maoming, Yangjiang, Jiangmen, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shanwei, Jieyang, Shantou, and Chaozhou. Construction of the Zhanjiang section will start before 2018. At more than 500 kilometers, the section will take up about one third of the total length.
The coastal road in the south China province consists of 600 kilometers of upgraded road and over 1,000 kilometers of newly constructed road. It will be divided into different sections based on four functions: coastal urban areas; tourism and sightseeing; beautiful villages; and landscape transitions. In addition to driving lanes, the road will also include bicycle lanes.
The road will pass by 90 tourist attractions, including Nan’ao Bay, Xunliao Bay, Hailing Island, and Fangji Island. Visitors can enjoy a stunning journey along the route.