Jiangsu province is located in the center of the eastern coast of China, lower reaches of the Yangtze River with a land area of 102,600 square kilometers. It adjoins Shandong Province to the north, Anhui to the west, Zhejiang and Shanghai to the south, and the Yellow Sea to its east. Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu Province.
Geography and Climate
Jiangsu is known as the land of fish and rice with 70 percent of its area occupied by low, flat plains and rivers. Most areas of Jiangsu count no more than 50 meters high, while the highest point of Jiangsu is only 625 meters. Jiangsu is also abundant with rivers, lakes and canals. The Yangtze River, Huai River, Lake Hongze , Lake Gaoyou, the Grand Canal and so on.
Jiangsu has a climate from humid subtropical monsoon to humid continental climate.
With a long history and a rich cultural heritage, Jiangsu possesses a great number of famous historic-cultural cities, such as Nanjing, Suzhou, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Changshu, Xuzhou and Huai'an. In the province, the national major famous scenic areas are Mt.Zhongshan, Tailm Lake, Mt.Yuntai and Shouxihu lake (slender West Lake),etc.Other famous scenic spots include Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum,the Han Terracotta Army in Xuzhou and Ancient Canal, etc.
Above there is heaven, below there is Suzhou and Hangzhou.
Jiangsu is the birthplace of Wu culture which has history of thousands years. On the other hand, Kungqu, originated in Kungshan city of Jiangsu, is one of the famous traditional operas in China. Kungqu performance has its unique system and style with strong emotions and vivid actions that blend singing and dancing perfectly. Jiangsu is also famous for its exquisite handcrafts, like Nanjing brocade and Su embroidery which has been an important part of Jiangsu culture with their delicate design and high artistic value.
There are a lot to see and enjoy when traveling at Jiangsu Province. It has abundant resources of tourism with beautiful landscapes and historical sites, making it a hot destination in China. Jiangsu is a place characterized by Jiangnan landscapes with classical gardens and ancient water townships. Thus when travel to Jiangsu, never miss those classical gardens with exquisite layout and unique structure, like the Humble Administrator's Garden, Garden of Master of Nets, Canglang Pavilion and Lion Grove Garden.
For popular ancient water towns in Jiangsu are Zhouzhuang, Tongli and Luzhu. Other famous scenic spots in Jiangsu included in the must see list are the Purple Mountain, Purple Mountain Observatory, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum,, Ming Dynasty city wall and gates, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Lake Xuanwu, Jiming Temple, the Nanjing Massacre Memorial, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, Slender West Lake.