This is Dadonghai on the southern tip of Hainan Island. It's actually further south than Hanoi, in neighboring Vietnam, & was for centuries known as the Dragon's Tail, & was where Chinese political exiles were sent. Today, refugees from the northern snow & ice of Russia & north China vacation here in winter.
Superficially, it does look very much like Honolulu in Hawaii, USA. There are a number of colourful kites floating in the sky.
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siudzi (34141) 2012-06-06 1:01
Excellent shot executed with superb quality and nice composition. Great place for relaxing! Very well seen and taken image. TFS.
dta (82960) 2012-06-06 1:06
Hello CHris ,
That is not the kind of beach that i enjoy for bathing (to much people and buidings for my taste ) , but this is an excellent presentation of the place . May be that we can find this architecture harmonious ...
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-06 1:08
great view, the composition is very spectacular and I like the attractive modern architectural details and the atmosphere, splendid shot of this place, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
mohammad_H (10126) 2012-06-06 1:09
نمایش فوق العاده از این بناهایی زیبا و ساحل جذاب با پس زمینه اسمان زیبا
لکه های ابر جلوه خاصی به تصویر دادند
وضوح و رنگ بسیار خوب
روز خوبی داشته باشید
Attractive beach beautiful building with wonderful views of the beautiful sky background
Certain spots seem to cloud the picture
Very good resolution and color
Have a nice day
macjake (73061) 2012-06-06 1:35
yes, for sure, when the country China pops up, warm beach front ocean views are not the first images that comes to mind :)
with beach shots, i think its really important to capture the bend and curve, which is exactly what you've accomplished here. It extends the subject further into the scene, and curves are always visually appealing.
love the colors, ambiance and architecture too.
nice shot here
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-06-06 2:24
The location has a wonderful sight.Good POV.
Have a nice day.
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-06 2:37
Guzel fotograf,buralar dediginiz kadar var. cok guzel.tebrikler
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-06-06 3:57
This is an interesting discovery. The rating is useful, and the picture is cleverly constructed. Excellent light and color, sharpness and depth. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-06 4:21
Very beautiful really,i like it.thanks
Sergiom (89275) 2012-06-06 4:37
On s'y croirait presque quoiqu'il manque les palmiers et les danseuses de hula. Les roches sur la plage sont aussi un signe qu'il reste du travail à faire pour la rendre typiquement américaine.
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-06-06 5:15
A superb capture with the skyscrapers in the background
Beautiful and clean beach
Fine colors and good sharpness
have a nice day
timecapturer (49288) 2012-06-06 6:40
a view that I would not have even guessed was in China. It does look so tropical and the light imparts that atmosphere too! Excellent composition with the enticing sweep of the beach just begging for me to tip a toe in the waters.
Regards - Brian.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-06-06 9:04
Showed beautiful. The view is excellent.
Congratulations for sharing.
pierrefonds (71711) 2012-06-06 10:48
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The curve of the beach is an asset to the composition. The point of viewq is showing the activities on the beach and the details ande colors of the highrise buildings. The afternoon light is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
rychem (43360) 2012-06-06 11:08
Excellent sunny shot, the beach looks like Copacabana, perfect sharpness and light, well composed
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-06-06 12:46
A beautiful holiday scene with really wonderful,vivid colours.The skyscrapers in the BG fills nice in the composition. You have captured excellent the idyllic atmosphere of this place.
edge (7409) 2012-06-06 17:10
Hello Chris, This is a great looking beach with all of those skyscrapers in the background. That is quite a contrast that you mentioned, at one time people were sent here and exiled as punishment, and today it is the place to come. Looks like the people are enjoying the water and the sandy beach. I spent two years in Hawaii in a home that overlooked the water and there is some similarities. I wish I had never sold the house. Ha Ha. I really enjoy your postings of China and will continue to follow them Thank you for your efforts. Regards, Roger
npecanhuk (78921) 2012-06-06 18:28
Although I know they exist, in my mind, it's kind of hard to imagine that kind of beach in China! Anyway, here it is and i really like it!
The quality also pleases me!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-06-06 22:24
Je ne suis pas très fan de la forte urbanisation du bord de plage mais j'apprécie la qualité de la photographie, lumineuse et très bien composée.
emka (107795) 2012-06-07 0:00
Hi, I haven't been to Hawaii but I imagine it can look like this - pleasant beach with sky scrapers behind. Fine place for the exilem specially in winter. Excellent shot, stunning sharpness and pleasant composition.
danos (103212) 2012-06-07 1:03
nice the presented shoreline as lead our eyes on the backdrop modern buildings.
I like the sandy beach with the lot of the visitors as the swimers to to enjoy the place under the brilliant light of the day.
dkmurphys (65172) 2012-06-07 4:12
Very beautiful capture from the beach. I like the colors and the relaxation mood. Well seen!
jemaflor (103667) 2012-06-08 0:04
Nice pov and pleasant curve for this beach, good light, well made, tfs.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-06-11 3:33
Very nice beach scene and I can't even imagine that this is in China. Love the dynamism and the clear skies which illuminates the scene so perfectly. Great post! Learned something new today! TFS
Cricri (126750) 2012-06-11 10:25
Yes un petit air Hawaii, peut être avec un peu trop de buildings et pas assez de palmiers...mais la couleur de l'eau fait oublier le reste et c'est quand même bien agréable, belle présentation
Stefanoaq (128) 2015-04-18 7:30
Bellissimo scatto panoramico! Complimenti!
ikeharel (79211) 2015-05-30 0:41
Hawaii or Rio, Chris, looks like most famous other places in our planet, but anyway - Modern edifices and beautiful beach curve filled with people that gave vivid and vibrant tones to the scene. Green trees strip's divided city buildings from the shore. Beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend, Ike.