Zhejiang province, abbreviated as Zhe(浙), is the region of the earliest sunrise. The capital city is Hangzhou. Zhejiang province is located on the south area of Yangtze River Delta, the easternmost area of China. Northwardly connecting with Shanghai, Jiangsu province, eastwardly connecting to East China Sea, southwardly linking to Fujian province, and westwardly connecting with Jiangxi and Anhui provinces, Zhejiang is an important province of East China. The administrative cities include Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Shaoxing, Jiaxing, Jinhua, Quzhou, Zhoushan, Taizhou, Lishui, Yiwu(a county-level city specially administrated by the provincial government directly), and Hangzhou and Ningbo are two sub-provincial cities of China, and the leaders have the sub-ministry ranks. Zhejiang province is one of the most active provinces of China in economy. It is the paradise of Chinese private ownership economy, and the small commodities center of China.|
Traditionally, Zhejiang boasts the Green Tea Homeland, Silk Capital and Region of Honey and Milk. Zhejiang province is one of the sources of Chinese ancient civilizations. As early as 50,000 years ago, the primitive man of Jiande Man appeared in Zhejiang province. Hemudu Culture appeared in 7,000 years ago, Majiabang Culture appeared in 6,000 years ago and Liangzhu Culture in 5,000 years ago, show the long history of Zhejiang province. In history and culture, the fabulous elite culture is the feature of this region, especially the Yue culture sourced from the Yue State in the period of Spring and Autumn, and poem and painting are the spotlights of Zhejiang culture. There are many great souls of culture in the realms of seal arts, calligraphy, painting, classical Chinese literature, classics of Confucianism, sutras of Buddhism and the culture of Taoism. The representatives were Chiang Kai-shek, Wang Guowei, Zhang Taiyan,Wu Changshuo, Ruan Yuan & Yu Yue, Cai Yuanpei, Shen Yinmo and Jack Ma.
Zhejiang province has eight national five-A scenic areas, 52 national five-A scenic areas, and the longest river in the region is Qiantang River. The typical tourist attractions are West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Mogan Mountain, Wuzhen Water Town and so on. Zhejiang province has the largest number of tourist attractions throughout China. Furthermore, it also has a great tradition in education, and the prestigious universities in Zhejiang include Zhejiang University, China Academy of Art, Ningbo Nottingham University and Hangzhou Normal University.
Hereinafter is the map of Zhejiang province, you can click the map itself to see a larger one:
The Map of Zhejiang Province, and the main tourist sites and tourist destinations are vividly marked
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