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Unexpected Fun Facts about Saipan and Tinian Islands

NO.1 It is arguably more convenient for Chinese to visit Saipan and Tinian Islands than Americans.

Saipan and Tinian Islands are one of the few U.S. territories where Chinese can enjoy visa-free access. Currently, the direct flight services launched between Saipan and lots of major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Changchun, Nanjing etc. It only takes around 5 hours to fly from Mainland China to Saipan.

However, if a tourist in LA wants to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful beach in Saipan and Tinian, it takes at least 19 hours for him or her to reach the paradise. Firstly, he or she has to fly from California to Hawaii, then take a connecting flight to Guam. After two flight transfers, a tourist from U.S. finally land in Saipan. To make it even worse, United Airlines is the only airline to fly to Saipan. If you attempt to avoid multiple flight connections, you will have to take a detour to Japan.

NO.2 The cleanest air across America

According to the report provided by United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Mariana Islands emits the lowest level of pollutants in the United States.

Saipan and Tinian Islands located in western pacific depend almost solely on the tourist trade. Zero pollution discharge results in lovely sea breezes.

NO.3 The consistent climate

Northern Mariana Islands is the place with subtropical maritime climate. It keeps the temperature at a comfortable level between 78 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, with no great difference between summer and winter. Saipan and Tinian Islands won a Guinness World Record for the steadiest climates.

Plenty of sunshine all year round, crystal clear seawater, and water temperature are all particularly suitable for diving and other water activities. Regardless of season, the only thing visitors should prepare for visiting Saipan and Tinian Islands is summer clothes.

NO.4 The highest peak in the world

Is Mt. Everest the highest peak in the world? Considering the elevation, Mt. Everest with 8848 meters high, is the highest peak in the world. However, the Marianas Trench, which is right next to Saipan and Tinian Islands, stretches down to roughly 10,911 m.

If we set the bottom of the trench as “the foot of the mountain”, Mount Tapochau in Titian with 474 meters high will turn out to be 11,385 m high from another perspective. Mount Tapochau should stand even taller than Mt. Everest.

NO.5 The best place for snorkeling in the world

Underwater visibility is greater than 45 meters in Saipan. “Blue Hole” appeared in Skin Diver Magazine and was named the second best caves for diving. Managaha Island lies in the west of Saipan Island being named as the best place for snorkeling in the world according to Ocean Diving Magazine. Managaha Island is surrounded by white sand beaches. Coral-filled shallow reveals spectacular colors because of diffusion. Since it is shallow it also has remarkably high visibility. Visitors can have intimate contact with various fishes.

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