|The beach and the seafood may not as well-known as those in Sanya, but also enjoyable in Qinhuangdao. (Photo/Shanghai Daily)|
With Shanghai and the rest of eastern China enveloped in heavy smog recently, many people have yearned for a short getaway for their lungs’ sake. Most people have had to simply heed authorities’ calls to stay indoors as much as possible.
For those that can manage a short trip, some scenic areas aren’t a good option because they, too, have been hit by pollution — Huangshan Mountain in Anhui Province has seen some hazy days.
However, there are still havens that have been spared high levels of air pollution. If you can, pack up and spend an impromptu mini-vacation at one of these places when the air quality takes a dive. Shanghai Daily has several recommendations.