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Province with plenty to offer in Zhejiang

07-12-2010 14:09 BJT

Qiandao Lake in Chun'an county is famous for its splendid scenery and crystal-clear water. Photos by Asianews Photo
Qiandao Lake in Chun'an county is famous for its splendid scenery and crystal-
clear water. Photos by Asianews Photo

Zhejiang has a cornucopia of tourist locations.

Zhejiang province has more to offer than just the tourist cities of Hangzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou. With many scenic spots, there is a lot to discover in the province, which lies just to the south of Shanghai. After a tour of the Expo 2010 Shanghai, be sure to check out some of these places for an authentic and less touristy experience.

1. Fenghua

Located in eastern Zhejiang province, Fenghua is most famous for the Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area. 
Located in eastern Zhejiang province, Fenghua is most famous for the Xuedou
Mountain Scenic Area.

Located in eastern Zhejiang province, Fenghua is most famous for the Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area. The scenic areas include Xikou town, Xuedou Mountain and Tingxia Lake. Xikou town is the hometown of Chiang Kai-shek, the Chinese military and political leader who led the Kuomintang for five decades. Chiang's residences, which are all traditional Chinese-style houses, including Fenggao House, where he was born, are well maintained.

Xuedou mountain

The Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area is situated in the north-west of Xikou Town, designated as a national-grade AAAA tourist area. Full story>>



2. Tiantai

A visitor riding on a horse in front of a waterfall on Mount Tiantai.
A visitor riding on a horse in front of a waterfall on Mount Tiantai.

Tiantai Mountain shrouded by mist.
Tiantai Mountain shrouded by mist.

Tiantai county, in eastern Zhejiang province, is named after Tiantai Mountain, one of the Zhejiang's most famous mountains. The mountain is known for its steep slopes and cliffs. Its highest peak, Huading, is 1,098 meters above sea level.

As the birthplace of the Tiantai school, one of the most important schools of Buddhism in China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan, Tiantai Mountain has one of the best-maintained temples in China, Guoqing Temple, which was built in AD 605 during the Sui Dynasty.

China's Zhejiang Tiantai sets up Tourism Day

Tiantai County in Zhejiang province has decided to designate May 20, 2010, Tiantai Mountain Tourism Day on which tourists can visit Tiantai Mountain for free. Full story >>



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