Tourism

2019-01-07 14:53:11 source: EN.TOURZJ.COM


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Dubbed as one of the most picturesque provinces in China, Zhejiang is ripe with historic and sensual sites to enchant the amorous and curious who make their way here. Eastern Zhejiang is home to a flourishing Buddhist culture, while extraordinary mountainous landscapes can be found in western Zhejiang; southern Zhejiang is resplendent with magnificent sceneries and numerous silk towns are scattered in northern Zhejiang- indeed, each part is attractive and charming.

The region is renowned for its stunning landscapes. Well-known mountains include the Yandang, Putuo, Xuedou,Tianmu, and Tiantai, and famous lakes comprise the West Lake in Hangzhou, the East Lake in Shaoxing, the South Lake in Jiaxing, the Dongqian Lake in Ningbo and the North-South Lake in Haiyan. The Thousand-Islet Lake in Chun'an County is the largest man-made lake in the country. Major rivers in the province include the Qiantang, the Oujiang, and the Nanxi. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal runs through the northern part of the province, and merges into the Qiantang River in Hangzhou.

Rich in cultural relics, Zhejiang has five state-level Historically and Culturally Famous Cities, namely, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Quzhou and Linhai. In addition, there are 12 provincial-level Historically and Culturally Famous Cities and 43 historical and cultural areas under provincial protection.

Zhejiang boasts numerous cultural relics under state protection, including the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, and General Yue Fei's Temple in Hangzhou, Baoguo Monastery and Tianyige Library in Ningbo, the ancient towpath and the Mausoleum of Yu the Great in Shaoxing, the Confucian Temple of South China in Quzhou, and the Feiying Pagoda in Huzhou, to name just a few.