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Discover Taizhou: Where history, nature combine with culture

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etaizhou.gov.cn| Updated: May 20, 2024

Welcome to Taizhou city – a hidden gem in East China's Jiangsu province – where every corner tells a story of its rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture.

Despite not having a coastline, Taizhou's Wanghai Pavilion stands as a testament to its ancient connection to the sea.

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The Wanghai Pavilion in Taizhou, Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

Over 7,500 years ago, land emerged from the waves, shaping the city that's loved we see today. While the sea may have receded, the longing for it is said to remain deeply ingrained in the hearts of Taizhou's residents.

Taizhou isn't known for its towering mountains, but it boasts its own symbolic peak: Taishan Mountain.

Named after the city itself, Taishan Mountain attracts visitors not for its height, but for the legends and history it holds.

From the Anding Academy at its southern base – once the teaching grounds of renowned educator, Hu Yuan (993-1059) – to the Yue Wumu Shrine at its summit, Taishan Mountain is steeped in the stories of cultural significance and national heroes.

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The Anding Academy in Taizhou, Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

One of them is Yue Wumu – also named as Yue Fei – who was a famous Chinese patriot and military general who fought for the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) against the Jurchen armies of the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234).

For nature lovers, Taizhou offers a very special experience with its Xinghua Lizhong Water Forest, the city's largest artificial wetland eco-forest. Created through the innovative spirit of Taizhou's residents, this enchanting oasis changes its hues with the seasons, offering picturesque views all year-round.

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An aerial image of the Xinghua Lizhong Water Forest. [Photo/WeChat account: tztour]

Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover or simply seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Taizhou has something to offer everyone. Come and discover the magic of Taizhou – where history, nature and culture are said to converge to create an unforgettable experience.

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