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Zhenjiang

 

Zhenjiang lies in the southwest of Jiangsu province. It is situated at the intersection of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal (the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal), the longest man-made canal in the world. It lies to the east of Nanjing, west of Shanghai and south of Nantong.

It serves as an important transportation hub in the Yangtze River Delta. Zhenjiang Port, one of the 5 major ports in Jiangsu (the other four are Nanjing Port, Suzhou Port, Nantong Port and Lianyungang Port), is an important transfer port for goods from the upper and middle parts of the Yangtze River. It is 90 km away from Nanjing Lukou Airport and 60 km from Changzhou Luosuye Airport. The Beijing-Shanghai Railway, Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, No. 312 State Highway and No. 104 State Highway go through the city. The Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway, scheduled for construction in 2008, will cut the driving time from Zhenjiang to Shanghai to 1 hour.

Zhenjiang's history can be traced back to the eighth century BC, when it was a feudal domain. Qin Shi Huang, the first Chinese emperor, conquered it in 221 BC. During the Sui Dynasty, it served as a garrison to guard the entrance to the Yangtze River. The local people in Zhenjiang speak a dialect of the lower Yangtze River Mandarin which is on the linguistic border with the Wu language.

Zhenjiang is blessed with charming scenery and cultural relics. The 3 famous hills in Zhenjiang,  Jiaoshan Hill, Beigushan Hill and Jinshan Hill, were regarded by ancient poets as the most attractive sites in the southern area of the Yangtze River. The 1,400-year Dinghui Temple is located in Jiaoshan and the 1,500-year Jinshan Temple is in Jinshan Hill Park. Traditional items in Zhenjiang cuisine include crab cream bun, fragrant black vinegar and pickles.

Zhenjiang Tourist Attractions

    Jiao Hill

    The scenic region includes three major tourist attractions: Jiao Hill (Jiaosh...
    Jinshan Hill Park

    Jinshan Hill Park is in the northwest of Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province. It...
    Maoshan Mountain

    Maoshan Mountain, originally called Juqu Mountain, is located in Jurong city,...
    Nanshan Scenic Area

    Nanshan scenic area of Zhenjiang in Jiangsu province is the province-level sc...
    Dinghui Temple

    Dinghui Temple, first built in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), is the large...
    Beigu Shan

    Beigu Hill or Beigu Shan is located in the northeastern part of Zhenjiang of ...
    Daxi Street

    In a sense, Daxi Street and its surrounding area, the oldest section of Zhenj...
    Zhenjiang Museum

    Zhenjiang Museum is a local historical and art museum in China. It is located...
 

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