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Dayu Mausoleum
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  Dayu Mausoleum
Dayu Mausoleum
(dà yǔ líng 大禹陵) is located at the foot of Kuaiji Mountain (kuài jī shān 会稽山) southeast of Shaoxing City (shào xìng shì 绍兴市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省). It is the place where Da Yu was buried. Yu was the famous water-control hero and the first ruler and founder of the Xia Dynasty (xià cháo 夏朝). The whole mausoleum area consists of three parts, the Yu Mausoleum (yǔ líng 禹陵), Yu Temple (yǔ miào 禹庙) and Yu Shrine (yǔ cí 禹祠). It covers a total area of more than 40 mu (mǔ 亩), and is listed as the national historic reservation unit with a construction area of 2700 square meters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 15:59
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Former Residence of Mao Dun
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   The Former Residence of Mao Dun
The Former Residence of Mao Dun
(máo dùn gù jū 茅盾故居) is located on the border of Wu Zhen Guanqian Street (wū zhèn guān qián jiē 乌镇观前街) and Xinhua Road (xīn huá lù 新华路) in the Jiaxing City (jiā xìng shì 嘉兴市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省). The residence is situated in the north and faces south, it is a traditional wood civilian building in Kangnam (jiāng nán 江南) with a total area of 600 square meters. This is the place where the famous wirter Mao Dun in our country born and lived. It was listed as the key state-preserved relic unit.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 10:04
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Jingci Temple
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    Jingci Temple
Jingci Temple
(jìng cí sì 净慈寺) is located at the foot of Huiri Peak (huì rì fēng 慧日峰) of Nanping Hill (nán píng shān 南屏山) in Hangzhou City (háng zhōu shì 杭州市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省). It is the second prominent Buddhist temple around West Lake. Together with Lingyin Temple (líng yǐn sì 灵隐寺), it is called the jewel of the southern and northern hills. In 1983, the temple was listed as a national key Buddhist temple in Han's area by state council. Jingci Temple hosts one of Ten Top Scenic Spots of West Lake (xī hú 西湖) --- "Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill (nán píng wǎn zhōng 南屏晚钟)."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2009 10:12
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Yellow Dragon Cave
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  Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green
The Yellow Dragon Cave (huáng lóng dòng 黄龙洞) is located in the rear of Qixia Hill (qī xiá shān 栖霞山) in Hangzhou City (háng zhōu shì 杭州市), Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省). It is also called Wumen Cave (wú mén dòng 无门洞), Feilong Cave (fēi lóng dòng 飞龙洞). There is a legend about the cave, a monk named Huikai (huì kāi 慧开) in the Southern Song Dynasty (nán sòng 南宋) came to the site and decided to build a temple and expound the Buddhism. One day, a yellow dragon suddenly appeared and hit the ground. Then the place miraculously turned out to be what we see today. Although called "cave", it is actually a simple and elegant yard. Now Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green (huáng lóng tǔ cuì 黄龙吐翠) was listed as one of the New Ten Scenic Spots of West Lake (xī hú 西湖). In 2001 and 2002, Yellow Dragon Cave was awarded as the best park in Hanghzou City.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2009 22:03
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Qiantang River
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  Qiantang River
The Qiantang River
(qián táng jiāng 钱塘江) is a southeast Chinese river that originates in the borders of Anhui (ān huī shěng 安徽省) and Jiangxi provinces (jiāng xī shěng 江西省) and passes through Hangzhou City (háng zhōu shì 杭州市), the capital of Zhejiang province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省), before flowing into the East China Sea through Hangzhou Bay (háng zhōu wān 杭州湾). The river is the biggest one in Zhejiang Province, its ancient name is Zhejiang (zhè jiāng 浙江) or Zhijiang (zhī jiāng 之江). Qiantang river was first mentioned in Shan Hai Jing (shān hǎi jīng 山海经) and it is one of the main birthplaces of Yue Culture (yuè wén huà 越文化). Qiantang River is 688,000 meters long and covers an area of 55,600 square kilometers.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2009 21:41
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