Study in Zhejiang, China

Study in Zhejiang

Zhejiang Province is situated along the shore of theEastSea. It has a total area of over 100,000 square kilometers (38,600 square miles) and a population of 46 million.Zhejiang is home to many minority ethnic groups including Han, Hui, Manchu and Miao.Zhejiang is the province with the most islands inChina, with more than 200 islands along its coast.

When to go

Zhejiangenjoys clear-cut seasons due to its subtropical geographic location. Every year, there is a rainy period, which occurs from early June to early July. Sometimes from late August to late September typhoons will attack this region. The annual rainfall is from 1200 to 2000 millimeters. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant months for travelers to visitZhejiang.

History

The history ofZhejianggoes back to ancient time. Neolithic Hemudu Cultural Ruins dating back as early 7000 years ago are regarded as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. As early as the Spring and the Autumn Period (770 BC – 476 BC),Zhejiangwas separately dominated by the Wu Kingdom andYueKingdom. From that time on, the Wu and Yue culture developed and flourished.

What to see

In terms of beauty,Zhejianghas long been a scenic spot for tourists since ancient time. Its capital,Hangzhou, with a long history of more than 2000 years, is a famous historic and cultural city. Furthermore, it is one of the six ancient capitals inChina(The other five areBeijing, Xian,Nanjing,LuoyangandKaifeng). There’s a saying that illustrates the charm ofHangzhou: ’In heaven there is paradise, and on earth there areHangzhouandSuzhou.’

As a key national tourist city,Hangzhouis picturesque all year round. The West Lake, one of the most beautiful sights inChina, is located right in the heart of the city.WestLakeis as beautiful as a painting. There are many other must-see natural beauties inZhejiangProvincewhich includes thePutuoMountain, admired as ’Buddhist Land of South Sea’. TheFirstMountainin southeastChina–YandangMountain, the most elegantQiandaohuLake, and the famous Buddhist mountain -MountTiantaiare well worth seeing. There is the sacred Chinese calligraphy place–Lanting and the oldest private library inAsia-Tianyi Pavilion. The greatest water conservancy project in ancientChina- Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and the three ancient water towns– Xitang, Nanxun and Wuzheng are all scenic spots that delight tourists who visit this region. If you happen to travel toZhejiangon August 18th of Chinese lunar year, you will be lucky enough to watch the Qiantang River Bore. The famous tide-watching spot is theHainingCity, which is 60 kilometers west ofHangzhou.

Zhejiang also enjoys a tremendous reputation in the long history of Chinese Buddhism. InHangzhou, there isLingyinTemple, which is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples inChina. On thePutuoMountain, there are three famous temples,PujiTemple,HuijiTempleandFayuTemple.

InNingbo, theKingAsokaTempleis known for the preservation of Salgamuni’s partial bone. While the Baoguo Temple is the oldest wooden architecture in the region south of the Yangtze River, and lastly, the Tiantong Temple is the ancestral temple of Japan’s Caodong Sect , all of these temples are worthy of a visit.

Zhejiangis not only a marvelous scenic travel destination, but is also known as a land of fish and rice, and the beautiful silk. West Lake Longjing (green tea) has been awarded the highest prestige in comparison with various kinds of Chinese green teas at home and from abroad. Areas aroundHangzhou, Huzhou, and Jiaxing are the main places of silk production.Zhejiangis also the place of Chinese celadon origin. As far back as the 11th and 12th centuries, there were two famous kilns inZhejiang, Longquan Kiln and Hangzhou Official Kiln.