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Jingzhou Travel Guide 1: Main Jingzhou Facts

 

Another Name: Jiangling
Location: Located on the southern border of Hubei Province, surrounded by Wuhan to the east, Yichang to the south, and Jingmen to the north.
Population: with a population of 6.30 million
Jingzhou Overview: Jingzhou is a cultural ancient city with 2000 years history with the reputation of "the finest under heaven, being overwhelmed by 9 divisions". Since ancient times, Jingzhou has been known as a place of high culture where there is much production of rice and of fish from fish farms. Jingzhou is an ancient city and considered one of China’s important cultural and historic cities.


Jingzhou Travel Guide 2: Jingzhou Culture

 

Jingzhou, with a long history and brilliant culture, is known as 'a land of fish and rice', one of the richest areas in China, and has been a transportation hub and distribution center of commodities since ancient times. As early as 6,000 years ago, human activities began in Jingzhou, creating the Daxi Culture. The ancient city of Jingzhou (also called Jiangling) is among the first 24 historical and cultural cities designated by the State Council. Archaeologists and tourism specialists put it as one of the very few best preserved ancient cities in southern China.


Jingzhou Travel Guide 3: More Jingzhou Information on Jingzhou China Travel

 

Attractions in Jingzhou  

1. Jingzhou Ancient City: The ancient Jingzhou city wall is exemplary in China for its size and preservation, and for its military architecture and aesthetics. A large number of precious cultural relics have been unearthed from the area of Jingzhou Ancient City.

 

2. Jingzhou Museum: A local comprehensive museum free of any ticket charge,  which is well-known for its excellent environment, rich stores and great archeologist achievements. Cooperating with other engineering projects, the museum has excavated over 120 thousand valuable cultural relics.


3. Relics of Three Kingdoms: The Three Kingdoms Period played an important part in Chinese history, when many great heroes were born and the famous military strategy '36 Tricks' were used perfectly. One of the four Chinese ancient classic works, Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Lo Kuan-Chung, was created just based on this period of history.

 

4. Ancient City Wall: Jingzhou Ancient City has well-preserved ancient city walls. The city's walls were destroyed and rebuilt several times through the city's history. The existing wall was built at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. The length of the ancient wall is 10.5 kilometers, and it is about 8.8 meters in height.
 

Food in Jingzhou  

Food that may be regarded as Jingzhou specialties are kamaboko and rice pudding. In addition, there are other special dishes in Jingzhou, such as Thousand Paper Braised Pork, hickory, green soybeans, mountain vegetables, Sweet and Sour Garlic, and Zhu Oranges.

 

Kamaboko is a Japanese word for fish that is filleted, combined with other ingredients and pounded to make a paste that maybe colored and molded and cooked in various shapes. The meaty loaf may be eaten dipped in sauce or added to noodles or rice dishes.


Rice Pudding has bright colors, a little oil, and is a little sweet. It is eaten from small shallow cups and has a pleasant smell.

 

Thousand Paper Braised Pork is made from fatty pork that is streaked with both fat meat and lean meat. After boiling in water and frying in deep oil, it is then covered with brown sugar and cut into thin slices in order to steam the meat.


Shopping in Jingzhou

 

What to Buy in Jingzhou China

 

Jiangling Lacquer Ware
Chinese people have used natural lacquer to protect the objects, as well as add color to the object for almost thousands of years. In Spring and Autumn Period, Chu State was one of districts that developed the lacquer crafts. An important characteristic of Jiangling lacquer wares is that as most of them are only used to decorate, so they have an extremely high ornamental value.

 

Jingzhou Silk and Satins
Jingzhou silk and satins is a kind of silk fabrics that uses natural silk as raw materials. Jingzhou China is rich in cotton satin fabric, whose history can be dating back to AD 300. People in Jingzhou discovered many brocade from the Warring States Period in 1982. According to a certain structure, Jingzhou silk and satins use warp and filling yarns and jacquard crafts to weave. The surface of Jingzhou silk and satins is plain and glossy, which is a top grade of garment materials.


Honghu Shell Carving
It is well known that Honghu Lake abounds in freshwater pearls and shells, in which the shells are hard and colorful. Some artisans and craft persons use these shells as materials to make into handicrafts, which is very popular in the market. The themes of Honghu Shell Carving are ancient stories, characters of plays, flowers and trees, pavilions and so on, which shows great potential in creation. Many foreigners praise Honghu shell carving as a "unique eastern drawing".

 

Where to Buy in Jingzhou China

 

Shalongda Square
Shalongda Square is located in the prosperous commercial center, where you can buy clothes, shoes, glasses, cosmetics, daily necessities and so on.

 

The Time Square
The Times Square is a popular place to buy clothes, as well as watches, shoes, glasses, jewelries, cosmetics and so on.

 

Jingzhou Travel Guide 4: China Travel Tips for Jingzhou Tour

 

Best Time to Visit Jingzhou China  

Jingzhou China has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons: warm but windy spring, hot and rainy summer, cool but sunny autumn and cold winter. For travelling in Jingzhou, spring and autumn are the best period to see the city. There is 'Jingzhou International Dragon Boat Festival' in the first week of May, for the memorial of Qu Yuan, a famous patriot of Chu State who jumped into the Miluo River, so it will be very noisy in Jingzhou at this time.

 

Information on Jingzhou Transport  

By Air
Jingzhou Shashi airport was originally a simple airport constructed by the army of the Kuomintang. In 1992, the airport was reconstructed. It is ranked as a second class airport in China. Shashi Airport used to be the only airport in Jingzhou China. Now, Jingzhou Shashi airport has routes to 15 domestic cities including: Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen and other cities.

 

By Waterway
In recent years, water transport has developed rapidly in Jingzhou China. With the implementation of various policies, Jingzhou City's port ranks after Chongqing and Wuhan as a port along the Yangtze River.


By Train
In Jingzhou China, the only train station that handles some passenger transport is the Songzi Railway Station on the Jiaoliu Railway. From this station you can reach other places around the country by transferring to other trains in other railway stations. Songzi Railway Station is about 60 kilometers away from Three Gorges International Airport and about 50 kilometers away from Shashi Airport.
 

By Long-distance Bus
Long-distance bus is the most commonly used means of transportation to get to the city since flight and trains are still not accessible. There are many long-distance bus stations, including the Jingzhou Long-distance Bus Station, Taihu, Shashi, Hongcheng and Jingjin Road long-distance bus stations. Buses from major cities, such as Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, Hankou, Wuchang and Changsha, can reach Jingzhou China. 

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