Zhoushan

What is Zhoushan known for?


traditional fishing

of Daishan, that is famous for hundreds years of commercial and exchange activities associated to traditional fishing industry. Several major buildings and facilities have been well protected. Shuanghe features wonderful large-scale man-made cliffs and precipices which are the result of hundreds years of carving for granite materials for architectural purposes. Daishan has the reputation of being a county of museums. Its collection of museums include themes such as fishing culture, Zhoushan dialect

, typhoon, lighthouse, salt production, etc. Besides the above-stated attractions on Daishan Island, other islands are noteworthy as well. For example, Xiushan Island features the only inter-tidal mud theme park in China. Qushan Island features Mount Guanyin, which is also a bodhimanda of Guanyin. Changtu is a traditional fishing port, which is famous for its Wojingtan Hard Cake. Other attractions *Dongji Islands ( ), formerly known as Zhongjieshan Chain of Islands (中街山列岛


major buildings

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experimental school

High School, Daishan High School, and Shengsi High School are province level key public high schools. Nanhai Experimental School, located at Lincheng Sub-District of Dinghai and established in 2001, is a major private school. Zhejiang Ocean University is the only full-fledged university in the city. Zhejiang University Zhoushan Campus is currently under construction and scheduled to complete in 2015. Sister cities thumb right 250px A stele in Dinghai Park of Zhoushan commemorating the friendship between Zhoushan and Kesennuma, Japan. (File:Commemorative Stele.jpg) * wikipedia:Zhoushan


top place

views, whereas Mount Putuo is deemed as the top place where integrates mountain and sea views (以山而兼湖之胜,则推西湖;以山而兼海之胜,当推普陀). Zhujiajian ( ) is the fifth largest island of the archipelago and a newly developed seaside resort with intriguing seascapes, unmarred beaches, dense woods, sheer rock cliffs, hills for hiking, extraordinary seafood and displays of fishermen folk culture. It is home to the Zhoushan International Sand Sculpture Festival, which is held on the Nansha Beach, one


major+temple

, and nearby islands and water channels. Ciyun Temple is the major temple on Mount Moxin and a popular scenic spot. Lulan-qingsha Beach, measuring a length of 3,600 meters and a width of 500 meters, is the single longest beach of Eastern China . It is an ideal place for camping, flying kites, and movie-shooting. The beach is also the location for yearly worship services or matsuris of the ocean for fishing harvest. Dongsha Ancient Town was once the county seat


huge natural

of the five consecutive beaches, at the turn of summer and autumn every year. http: www.shanghaidaily.com zhoushan zjj.html Daqing Mountain is the best location to get the incomparable view of southern Zhoushan Islands and the continental China (Chuanshan Peninsula) on clear days. It is also an ideal place for extreme sports, such as car racing, mountain cycling, gliding, rock climbing and bungee jumping. Baishan Mountain features huge natural rocks of different shapes, Guanyin carving on the cliff, and the Putuo Impression show, directed by Zhang Yimou. Zhujiajian is also the site for Mount Putuo Buddhist Academy. Wushitang (Dark Stone Beach) is the 500-meter beach consisting of numerous dark colored pebbles. Shengsi Islands National Scenic Area (嵊泗列岛国家级重点风景名胜区) Shengsi Islands National Scenic Area is the only national level scenic area in China that is established on a group of natural islands. The scenic area, consisting of hundreds of islands outlying the Hangzhou Bay, boasts multiple quality beaches, rocks, and cliffs. Although it is commonly endowed with natural seascape beauty, each island is unique. Jihu and Nanchangtu Twin Beaches, the northernmost sand beaches of Southern China (and the natural beaches closest to Shanghai), make Sijiao Island a popular tourism destination. Shengshan is one of the most important fishing ports on the East China Sea. The eastern coast of Shengshan Island features steep cliffs, an ideal place to view sunrise above the sea. Gouqi Island is famous for its well-preserved fishing villages and cultures, the largest aquatic farm in China and the Mountain and Sea Wonders (山海奇观) rock that was believed to be left by General Hou Jigao of Ming Dynasty, who defended the southeastern coast against the raids from wokou. Huaniao Island features the Huaniao Lighthouse, initially built in 1870 with the reputation of the first lighthouse of the Far East (远东第一灯塔), that stands on the busiest shipping route in China entering and leaving Shanghai and the Yangtze River. The lighthouse has been on the National Major Historical and Cultural Sites (Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level) list under protection since 2001. Taohua Island Provincial Level Scenic Area (桃花岛省级重点风景名胜区) Taohua Island (Peach Blossom Island) ( wikipedia:Zhoushan


interest landscape

these scenic areas, Zhoushan has an abundance of points of interest, landscape forms and tourism resources, many of which are still under development, due to its rich historic and natural endowment. Conveniently connected to the continental part of the delta, Zhoushan attracted 27.71 million visitors (which is approximately 25 times its population), 310.5 thousand of whom were from abroad, in 2012 alone. Tourism and its related services have risen to be a very important sector of the municipal economy with a total tourism revenue of 26.68 billion yuan, according to the 2012 statistic. http: www.stats-sh.gov.cn fxbg 201304 255182.html thumb right 250px Fayu Temple (File:Fayu Temple of Mt. Putuo.jpg), or the Back Temple as opposed to the Front Temple ( Puji Temple), is the second of its kind in the sacred Guanyin Mt. Putuo (Putuo Shan). thumb 250px Shengshan Island is well known for its regional hub of fishery industry, typical vernacular architecture and picturesque seascape. (File:Shengshan Island Panorama of Zhoushan's Shengsi County.jpg) thumb right 250px Fishingboats in Dongji Islands, a place known for well-preserved fishing culture. (File:Fishingboats in Dongji Islands.JPG) Mount Putuo National Scenic Area (普陀山国家级重点风景名胜区) Mount Putuo National Scenic Area consists of two parts, Mount Putuo and Zhujiajian Eastern Coast, although most people would easily ignore the latter part due to its overwhelming fame of Mount Putuo. The scenic area, with a total area of 41.85 square kilometers, is the only place in China where combines the mountain and sea views, and religious culture perfectly. Mount Putuo( wikipedia:Zhoushan


major historical

shipping route in China entering and leaving Shanghai and the Yangtze River. The lighthouse has been on the National Major Historical and Cultural Sites (Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level) list under protection since 2001. Taohua Island Provincial Level Scenic Area (桃花岛省级重点风景名胜区) Taohua Island (Peach Blossom Island) ( ) is the most botanically diversified island in Zhejiang's coastal area, with nearly 600 species of trees and plants


multiple quality

outlying the Hangzhou Bay, boasts multiple quality beaches, rocks, and cliffs. Although it is commonly endowed with natural seascape beauty, each island is unique. Jihu and Nanchangtu Twin Beaches, the northernmost sand beaches of Southern China (and the natural beaches closest to Shanghai), make Sijiao Island a popular tourism destination. Shengshan is one of the most important fishing ports on the East China Sea. The eastern coast of Shengshan Island features steep cliffs, an ideal place to view


national scenic

hub of fishery industry, typical vernacular architecture and picturesque seascape. thumb right 250px Fishingboats in Dongji Islands, a place known for well-preserved fishing culture. (File:Fishingboats in Dongji Islands.JPG) Mount Putuo National Scenic Area (普陀山国家级重点风景名胜区) Mount Putuo National Scenic Area consists of two parts, Mount Putuo and Zhujiajian Eastern Coast, although most people would easily ignore the latter part due to its overwhelming fame of Mount Putuo

, and Rock Ergui Tingfa), three caves (Cave Chaoyang, Cave Chaoyin and Cave Fanyin), 88 nunneries and 128 huts, and twelve scenes. Mount Putuo was praised in various historic records. It is often titled as Bulguksa Among Seas and Skies (海天佛国), or Sacred Ground on the Southern Seas (南海圣境). Mount Putuo is always mentioned in the same breath with the West Lake in Hangzhou, another national scenic area of Zhejiang. West Lake is considered to be the foremost place that combines mountain and lake views, whereas Mount Putuo is deemed as the top place where integrates mountain and sea views (以山而兼湖之胜,则推西湖;以山而兼海之胜,当推普陀). Zhujiajian ( wikipedia:Zhoushan

Zhoushan

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''' '''; formerly transliterated as '''Chusan''', is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province of Eastern China (East China). One of the two prefecture-level cities of the People's Republic of China consisting solely of islands (the other is Sansha in Hainan, however its territory is in dispute (Territorial disputes in the South China Sea)), it lies across the mouth of the Hangzhou Bay, and is separated from the mainland by a narrow body of water. On 8 July 2011 the central government approved Zhoushan's as Zhoushan Archipelago New Area a state-level new area. At the 2010 census, its population was 1,121,261 whom 842,989 lived in the built-up area made of Dinghai and Putuo counties.

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