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