In the eastern suburbs of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province is a small town known as the "stone city side"- Jurong. Different from the neighboring prosperous downtown Jinling, Jurong is surrounded by green mountains, where the ancient temple is harmonious with the pines. The city is far from the noisy city and stands here peacefully. Limpid river, green mountains, old temples and vigorous pines enhance each other’s beauty.
Jurong, famous for a national 5A scenic spot, two national 4A scenic spot, two five-star parks dedicated to leisure agriculture and rural tourism, one provincial tourism holiday zone, and 35 Jiangsu senic areas above three-star in countryside tourism, is awarded two outstanding titles, “China Best Tourist City” and “China Excellent Tourism City”. The most beautiful countryside in the painter Chen Yifei’ eyes, is also choosen as one of the global tourism demonstration areas at first.
Jurong has rich tourism resources, not only the "North Taoism South Buddha", also the red culture and efficient agriculture and other tourism resources. Based on the natural ecological resources, in recent years, Jurong has been insisting the tourism industry as an important gripper to adjust the structure and promote the transformation. It also tries to create panoramic experience, industry integration, universal shared products, and all sharing four tourism. It strives to treat the ecological tourism and characteristic development as the best focal point . Jurong insists on the concept of the global to promote the plan, hanging on to the national tourist resort and the global tourism demonstration area to create. In accordance with three levels of the scenery city, characteristic town and beautiful countryside, Jurong will be built as the global tourism city, which has the concept of the deep-rooted culturally city, the sapid town and the folksy countryside. It regards the mountain, the water, the forest, the field and the lake as an organic life, highlighting the key, advancing the whole and strengthening the global tourism advantages.
Here, you can travel to a place of happiness, know about Taoism in Maoshan, walk in the green road, find Buddhism in Baohua, appreciate a landscape of lakes and mountains, enjoy the view of seasonal flowers, visit ecological agriculture park, taste countryside food, and then you'll be amazed for the beautiful and exquisite natural landscape, realize the magic of religion. Jurong, being Ge Hong's hometown, the source of Qinhuai culture, welcome you!
Lying by the side of Jinling (now named Nanjing), Chishan Lake is one of the sources of Qinhuai River, which is the mother river of Nanjing. As one of the few natural lakes in the Qinhuai River basin and the Jurong City, the exquisite and charming scenery of Chishan Lake has been granted by nature, which is hailed as the best lake in Qinhuai.
The Chishan Lake National Wetland Park is close to the Nanjing metropolis circle, Shanghai economic circle and the urban belt of Nanjing and Hangzhou. Chishan Lake is bounded by Jiangning District Nanjing City, which is 37 kilometres from Nanjing, 16 kilometres from Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NGK), 4.5 kilometres from the Nanjing-Hangzhou high-speed Guozhuang crossing and 5 kilometres from the Nanjing-Hangzhou light rail station. The 243 provincial road (the airport road) goes through the Chishan Lake National Wetland Park, which makes the transportation convenient. The planning area is 13 square kilometres with the lake wetland accounting for 88% of the whole area, which is a veritable "natural oxygen bar." The ecological environment is also favourable with the combination of various excellent tourism resources including lake, wetland, volcano and hot spring. Embankments and islands are distributed in the lake, composing the harmonious landscape of mountains and lakes. By making full use of the wetland natural resources and integrating historical humans such as Qintaiyundu culture, Qinhuai culture and Hushu culture, it presents the attractive wetland features with clean water, green mountains as well as harmonious ecological environment. The Park combines Wetland ecological experience, popular science mission and recreation traveling. Diversified wetland types produce rich wetland biological resources. There are 348 types of vascular plants in the wetland parks, and the natural distributions of endangered species such as trapa incisa, glycine soja, lotus, water fern and others have been identified. More than 120 types of birds have been recorded including endangered birds such as mergus squamatus (animal protection at the national level) and aythya baeri (critically endangered). It has been the major habitat for birds in winter in the Qinhuai river basin. The 15-kilometre Greenway around the Chishan Lake is renowned as the best Greenway in southern China, which acts as the permanent match point for the opening ceremony and starting schedule of the Jurong stage as a part of the Lake Taihu International Highway Bicycle Competition. Making use of the advantages of wide range of water, it actively holds various swimming activities such as holding the "Chishan Lake Cup" Swimming Competition, Summer Swimming Competition and New Year’s Eve Winter Swimming Competition. In this year, it successfully hosted the Jurong Marathon Competition with the International Open Water Swimming Challenge and Jurong Triathlon Invitational Tournament.
Upholding the concept of respecting nature, humanism and ecological environment, the Park is endeavouring to construct the ecological park with the harmonious development of human beings and environment. Tourists can independently choose various means of transportation such as wheel train, sightseeing battery cars and bicycles to enjoy the scenery in the park. During the whole journey, they can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, breathe fresh air and collect all the stone inscriptions of water conservancy cultural by the road. In the Greenway along the lake, they can enjoy the classic scenery such as calliopsis, acres of landscape forest, wetland long corridor, redwood and white reed, bamboo forest and broken bridge sunset. There are camping bases in the west of the lake. Tourists can also rest by the rattan tables in front of the wooden house and on platforms with umbrella preventing them from wind and rain. Next to the camping bases are farm stoves and barbecue corridor, tourists can meet with their friends or relatives to cook themselves with their own hands and experience the pleasure of labour.
Meanwhile, Chishan Lake proposes the establishment of six distinguish features to contribute to its development and the tourism prosperity. Based on the unique resource advantages and the market advantages in the Yangtze River Delta, it aims to shape the Chishan Lake international tourism resort as the gathering area of IP (intellectual property) of "instant online celebrity" in China and brand holiday experience area.
Located in the management service area of wetland park, the tourist center of the national wetland park of chishan lake national park covers an area of 43 acres, with a total area of 4,300 square meters and a total investment of 60 million yuan. It is completed by the construction of environmental profile. The building form is low-key and introverted, and the wetland ecological function is well integrated. Tourist service hall is strictly in accordance with the standards of A level scenic spot layout, which mainly shows visitors reception, staff office, wetland and the function such as catering sales. It is mainly divided into several regions such as the ticket area, counseling centers, tourist area, commodity sales area as well as the reception area. In addition, the visitor center also has the office function of the wetland park management office.
Fouroux Valley is located in Baitu Town, east of Jurong City. It is a newly established Flower Farm. The name of Fouroux is taken from the painter Van Gogh's nickname, so there are also a large number of sunflower fields in the area of nearly 100 acres. In the spring, the seven-color tulip field and the romantic cherry blossom road are praised by tourists. In this coming autumn, Fouroux will present visitors with golden sunflowers, blue sage maze, pink dreamy grass, rainbow zinnia and other sceneries. There will be a female-free promotion go through the September, and will host the 2018 Fouroux Valley Sunflower Festival on September 23, which will include flower show, rainbow runs, Flower Parade, BBQ & beer festival and other activities. At the same time, Fouroux will also prepare family activities such as horse riding, grass skiing, and parent-child karts for visitors. Let us meet in the golden season, enjoy the beauty of the sea of flowers, taste the local cuisine, and feel the joy of harvest together with the flower growers.
Houbai town, north of Jurong City, east of Maoshan in accordance with the national 5A level scenic area, west of ChiShan Lake National Wetland Park, is a beautiful and rich ecological ancient town with a history of thousands years, where ecology is the enormous wealth of historical precipitation in this fertile land! Houbai town has a national 3A level scenic spot, five-star Jiangsu Yanteng agriculture garden park in Jiangsu Province, which covers a total area of 3060 acres. Zhangmiao Tea Garden, Green Road, Ornamental Garden, Bee Culture Exhibition Park and a number of characteristics of leisure parks also belong to it. "Yanteng Tulip Festival" and "Holy Lack and Flower sea" are gradually coming into people's vision. Beside, Yanteng Farm also has Ornamental Flower Seedlings Site, Ecological Food Crops, Oil Peony Planting Base, Hunan Lotus Base, the Flower Garden center, Ecological Restaurant and other viewing experience projects, attracting countless tourists come in a throng!
Around the work to create a national comprehensive tourism demonstration zone", Houbai is putting its efforts to building ten mile flower walkway in the gallery, one-hundred-mile greenway, and acres of rose garden, trying to make HouBai one of the main destinations of leisure and tourism along the Shanghai Nanjing line and the Yangtze River Delta region..
Houbai’s mountain lake road, going from the east to the west, is the first ecological green road in Jiangsu Province, which is more than 50 kilometers in length. It lies to the east of the Maoshan scenic area and west of Chishan Lake National Wetland Park, setting up Houbai’s "global tourism connection", along which 10 stations of different styles are built, including Hougang, Linmei, Xi feng and so on, providing consulting, simple meals, shopping, leisure, and other services for tourists.
The north-south travel scenic byway is Flower Sea Green Road, which connects the two flower Lakes in the north, Lake flowers and Rose Manor, and the province five star village tourism area Yanteng farm in the south, linking the Farm and Barry Greenway on line together. Its full length is 8.3 kilometers, which is the first color pavement, overall lighting and all closed security landscape sightseeing green road in Jurong. The entire byway designs 10 nodes, two seat viewing platforms, two sculptures together with the service nodes reflecting the sceneries of the four seasons.
Flower greenway promotes landscape development along the gradient, creating characteristic flowers and attractions. By planting lawns, flowers along the road to build the scenic spots, we want to make the four seasons like spring, giving tourists special feelings of enjoying different sceneries with their each step forward during their travel.
Under construction is the ten-mile flower walkway visitor center, which also is the area of the Lawn Research Institute in Jiangsu province. The green building of the visitor center, covering about 3000 square meters, equipped with parking facilities of about 300, is a modern collection of tourist service, lawn technology research and application, and wood electricity supplier trading. It will highlight the image of "Traveling in Houbai", do bright the brand of "Traveling in Houbai", and further promote the development of global tourism of Houbai from all aspects.
Welcome to the HouBai town, enjoy a tour of the countryside of brilliant flowers, taste the natural mellow wine, visit the simple and honest fishing families and feel the real natural beauty in the spring!
Maoshan town, formly known as Spring town, enjoys the fame: Spring city has nowhere to bloom. In Maoshan town, there is high-efficiency agriculture, which covers nearly 50,000 acres, two National Agritourism demonstration sites, three National AAA class tourist areas, four provincial AAAA class Agritourism demonstration sites, all of which make Maoshan town a palce of high-efficiency agriculture and Agritourism demonstration site, where visitors can go for a tour, recreation, fruit picking and travel.
In Maoshan town, there is a village named Ding Zhuang, which is famous for its grape planting. Because the grape is colourful, very fruity and rich in nutriention, it has a high reputation for the saying: In Jiangsu province, people recommend Jurong’s grapes and in Jrong, people recommend Ding Zhuang’s grapes. Ding Zhuang grape science and technology garden is growing 20,000 acres of grapes, including the summer black grapes, Kyoho, GoldFinger, Topaz grapes and so on. In annual Ding Zhuang Grape Festival, more than 300,000 are attracked, which promotes the town’s economy development and increases villagers’ earning. Moreover, there are lots of Rural-Tourism Spots, like Maobao Lobed Kudzuvine Root Garden, Desa Tofu Village, Xiaokang Peony Park. Based on these, a lot of festival events, such as Tofu Festival, Mulberry Purple Wine festival and Grape Festival, are held to welcome tourists from different places.
In addition to some towns along the road, there are also some distinctive towns, including Fresh Fruit Town in Baitu, Agritourism Town in Tianwang, Maker Town in Baohua …. These places are so unique, charactiristic and high concentration ratio that they make Jurong more beautiful. Mountain Maoshan in Columes of smoke, BaoHuaShan National Forest Park with incense heyday and Chishan Lake National Wetland Park for the river … these superb tourist spots , full of ecological resources, are the blessing to Jurong. We also sincerely want more friends to share these blessings and beauty.
Mount Maoshan, located in the southeast of Jiangsu, is one of the national top 10 Taoism famous mountains and top 6 mountainous base locations during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, which has always been reputed as the “first land of blessings” and the “eighth cave in Taoism”. Mount Maoshan boasts picturesque views, including “9 peaks, 18 springs, 26 caves and 28 ponds”. The mountains here are elegant rather than high, the water here is limpid rather than deep. The mountain forest is dripping and the grass is fragrant here in Spring. The bright yellow of the world sets off the green mountain, and the wild flowers in the mountains make people lost in it. The mist is as light as a veil; the setting sun is like a picture. Mountains of trees make people feel cool in Summer. You can sweat heavily when you are wandering, enjoying the green and the view of the mountain. You can also watch the sunrise and see the clouds. It’s clear after the rain. You can see thin cloud in the deep valleys and green trees twinkling like crystal. In Autumn, the sky is bright and colorful. The maple leaves floating in the forest will give you endless reverie. You can look at the reed flowers swaying in the wind and listen to the sound of Xike Spring, feeling the circle of life. Silver binding and misty pine can be seen here in Winter. The sun shines and the mountain forest is filled with vitality. Listening to the fairy music of Taoism in tranquility, you will feel as if you are up on heaven embraced by a vast flower ocean.
The scenic spot also has abundant Chinese medicinal herbs, such as Maoshan red, rhizoma polygonati, polygonum multiflorum, radix pseudostellariae. Among all these herbs, Maoshan Atractylodis has a good reputation nationwide, and has won the Panama Expo Gold Award. Maoshan Taoist culture has a long history and leaves us many books and relics in Taoism theory, philosophy, classics, architecture, golden stone, music, etc. Maoshan is a famous revolutionary holy place, which was the first major revolutionary base created by the new fourth army in east China. The Memorial of New Fourth Army and the Southern Jiangsu Anti-Japanese War Victory Monument are the national patriotic education demonstration base established by the Publicity of the CPC Central Committee.
Now Maoshan Mountain scenic spot is a complex scenic spot that integrates Taoist culture, red culture, traditional culture and natural landscape, and was rated as the national AAAAA class tourist area in 2014.
Currently, maoshan scenic area has formed wanfu palace, yuan FuWanNing palace, Lao tze gods portrait, guest springs, huayang cave, fairy cave, DeYou view, RenYou view, the New Fourth Army memorial hall, monument to the victory of the war in the south of jiangsu, etc, as the main body of the formation of tourism. With its unique form, maoshan scenic area enjoys a good reputation at home and abroad. The strange phenomenon before the monument to the victory of the war in the south of jiangsu --- "memorial before set off firecrackers and air loud bugle" can be called "art world", which has been listed as a fine scenic spot of jiangsu province. The open-air Lao tze portrait, which is 99 feet tall and weighs 106 tons and composed of 226 pieces of bronze sheet welding, has been included in the big world guinness book of records. A more magical thing is the natural cellular in the hand of Lao tze gods, which is up to 3 feet in diameter, like Lao tze’s ring on her finger, and more like Lao tze elixir sprinkling elixir on the earth. The warm and hospitable guest spring, with its special three strange, makes visitors enjoy themselves so much as to forget to leave.
Maoshan Scenic Area has developed rapidly in recent years. With the increasing infrastructure construction, the scenic area is accelerating the development of the leisure vacation industry, for example, a number of tourism projects have been constructed, including the ChangLong Mountain Xiang Peak international resort, MeiJia international resort, maoshan tourist resort leisure club and so on. At the same time, restoring the ruins of the imperial palace of the three palaces, the view of Deyou, the view of Renyou are now basically completed. The construction drawings of increasing the lotus pond river area have been basically completed, including some Taoism health tourism projects like arts center of Taoism and health spa club. In the near future, a more abundant maoshan will appear.
茅山景区近年来获得“十大最受游客欢迎景区”、 “全国百家红色旅游经典景区”、“全国30条红色旅游精品线路” “国际最佳休闲养生基地”、“国家国防教育示范基地”、“中国最美生态休闲旅游目的地”、“中国最佳养生休闲旅游目的地”、“江苏省服务业名牌”、“江苏省服务质量奖”、“江苏省旅游景区二十强”、“江苏省旅游项目建设优秀奖”、“生态保护突出贡献奖”等荣誉称号。
In recent years, Maoshan scenic area has won many honorary titles, including "top 10 most popular scenic spot", "national hundred classic red tourism scenic area", "national article 30 red tourism line" "international best leisure keeping in good health base", "national defense education demonstration base", "China's most beautiful ecological leisure tourism destination", "China's best health leisure tourism destination", "famous brand service industry in Jiangsu province ", "service quality prize of jiangsu province", "top twenty scenic spots in jiangsu province", "excellent tourism project construction in Jiangsu province", "outstanding contribution award for ecological protection" and so on.
Jiulong Mountain scenic area is located in the southeast of Jurong, Jiangsu province, between the boundary of three cities(Nanjing, Changzhou, Zhenjiang) and three counties(Jurong, Jintan, Liyang), in the north of it is Maoshan Mountain scenic area, in the west of is Dongping Lake International Resort and in the south of it lies Tianmu Lake. Its area covers about 70 square kilometers. The scenic area is mainly divided into two regions---natural scenic area and organic agriculture model area.
The natural scenic area as a core district consists of dozens of the mountain peaks that continue long to rise and fall. Inside the area are the vertical and horizontal gullies, the verdant forest vegetation and flowing springs and streams. Some reservoirs, such as Lita, Mageng and Shanggan and numerous dams and pounds like the bright pearls sprinkle in the mountain. The natural environment of original ecology provides many rare animals and plants with good existence conditions, and conceives the rich natural resources.
Da Shankou, covered in lush green vegetation, is full of original lingering charm; Deep and quiet Black fish pound is considered as the utopia; The bottomless pit is deep and unfathomable, leaving people amazed; Chuan Dong stone, which is extremely skillful, seems to fly from the outer space; Long Tai spring flows all day long, the fluid quality of which is clear, cool and sweet; Tong Jing bridge lies in the wilderness, without people and cars coming and going; From the Treasure Temple come the sounds of morning bell and evening drum, where people come and go in a continuous stream. … the charming natural view is given a mysterious legendary color, conceiving an abundant connotation of humanity history culture. It is rumored that First Emperor of Qin, Meng Jiao, Lu Ziyu (Lu You’s younger child) and Tang Xianzu, etc., many celebrities and writers once paid a visit here. Zhu Yuanzhang, who was the first emperor of Ming Dynasty, also once stationed his soldiers, kept horses, led and commanded his armies to fight against the enemies. During the Anti-Japanese War, Chen Yi, Su Yu, Tan Zhenlin, Liao Haitao and Luo Zhongyi, etc. the older generation proletariat revolutionist led the New Fourth Army to fight in one place after another in Maoshan Mountain base and also left many legend stories here. The emigrants of ancestral home Henan, and Hubei, with their diligent, kind, hospitable and simple folk customs , add harmonious and relaxing atmosphere for scenic area .
Surrounding Jiulong Mountain scenic area is Maoshan Mountain organic agriculture model area in Jurong, Jiangsu province, stretching long for dozens of miles, where a high standard road of 22.12 miles passes through from south to north, along which there are eight big organic agriculture plant and cultivation districts and five projects. Some leisure sightseeing agriculture items dependent on its good tour resources have been exploited. Jiandong Farm, Dadi Farm, Xingli Orchard and Huachao Farm Village were set up in succession, making a good many self-driving tourists come flooding in from all directions. The supply of some organic agricultural and sideline products falls short of demand, like peach, Chinese-date, chestnut, etc. Industrious farmers, plenteous fruits, and natural scene make people enjoy themselves so much as to forget to leave and not give full expression to their views.
The spring comes perfumed with the smell of all sorts of flowers. The fresh breeze makes people comfortable in summer. When in autumn, fruits bend the branches down. Even in winter, it is full of vitality. Jiulong Mountain scenic area seems to be a garden behind a city, with its peace, beauty and serenity attracting the tourists from all directions.