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Putang Bridge Cishan Temple Fair

Since Ming Dynasty, Nanjing is rife with Ancestral Temple Fair, among which Lishui Putang Bridge Temple Fair is the most representative that has a history of around 550 years till now.

 

Tradition has it that March, 26 in the Chinese lunar calendar is the birthday of Ancestral Temple Emperor and local residents would follow the rite to hold a temple fair for paying tributes so as to achieve good weather for crops and a bumper grain harvest. The temple activity normally lasts three days starting from March, 25 and ending on March, 26 in the Chinese lunar calendar. The activity has strict procedure and the scene is both intense and convivial. Each household on the route of the fair would position an incense burner table to greet the Bodhisattva. During the three-day period, surrounding residents pay a visit to friends and relatives, burn joss sticks, pay worships to Gods and watch full-scaled dramas and its festival atmosphere can even trump that during Spring Festival.



Luoshan Great Dragon

Luoshan Dragon has a history of more than 400 years. Legend goes that it’s closely connected with the pursuit of highest imperial exam by Yang Pei’an. Rumor is that he begged Taoist Master Zhang to relieve a little white dragon from being punished when he took shelter from rain in the temple. He took the little white dragon to Luoshan Village and asked it to bring welfare to local people by shedding raindrops. Henceforth, the custom of dragon dance took form.

 

Luoshan Village is bordering on Shijiu Lake that laid bare in a large part during low water season in winter and is the natural stage for dragon dance performance. Luoshan Dragon is gigantic in shape and involves plentiful participators. With particularity on craftsmanship, it is addressed as ‘No.1 Dragon in regions south of the Yangtze River’. 108 generals are bundled to the dragon head, including Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, who made an oath in the Peach Garden and such heroes in folksy legend, including Yang Zongbao, Mu Guiying, Fan Lihua and the like. In the performance, a circa-10-meter thick string is connected to the dragon’s tail trawled by over 10 hunks to display the effect of balance. Moreover, such needs to be made as dragon flag, colored flags, big and small lanterns, trumpets, horseshoe cannon, French curve and colored embroidery. Big gong, bass drum, foreign horn, blunderbuss and other percussion instruments go along with them to embody promising wishes and aspirations.


Shiqiu Ancient Gingko

Ancient gingko tree is lying in Shangfang Village, Shiqiu Town, Lishui, which is aged over 1800 years. Legend goes that it was planted by Sun Quan. It’s the most ‘ancient’ tree found in Nanjing by far. Hallow in the trunk, it is rank and verdant in lateral branches with a layer of dense polygonum multiflorum lying on it.


Chang Le Bridge

Crossing over Ergan River at the northern end of Wolong Bridge, Changle Bridge is the most ancient existent stone arch bridge in Lishui and served as a courier route in ancient times. It was revamped by Liu Ji and other county fellows during the reign of Wanli Emperor in Ming Dynasty. Spanning 39.5 meters in length, it’s a three-hole plat arch bridge and is built by bricks via segmentation and paralleling with no beams installed in between. The bridge is still intact flanked by 6 demons to suppress the water. Stone tablets used to sit north of the bridge are down to turtle pedestal. The bridge as a whole still demonstrates the style of Song Dynasty.

 

Yongshou Tower

Built in Ming Dynasty, Yongshou Tower is one of the ten major pagodas in Nanjing and is a brick-wood pavilion building. It’s a geomantic pagoda built to alter wobbling economy, shrinking population and swooning writing style in Lishui back then. Featuring characteristics of Ming Dynasty, Yongshou Tower blazed the unprecedented of Qing-style dermatoglyphic pattern, which is of important value to the study of the evolution of patterns in ancient buildings. The statue of Cui Zhiyuan, a Confucianism Clan master of Korea and a museum is built within the boundary of Yongshou Tower. The museum stores plentiful cultural relics.


Putang Bridge

Putang Bridge is located over Putang River at the southern end of Yuge Market Town. The ancient nine-hole arcade stone bridge is the largest ancient stone arc bridge in Nanjing. Built in Ming Dynasty, it harks back to over 500 years. The ancient Putang Bridge spans 91.3 meters, which has 8 bridge piers with cutwater and 9 bridge arches, showing a magnificent shape.

 

It’s alleged that Zhao Qi, a local distinguished gentleman, spent five years building Putang Bridge starting from the Third Year under the reign of Zhengde Emperor of Ming Dynasty (1508). He shelled out all he had and was laden with disease for it. In the Tenth Year under the reign of Zhengde Emperor of Ming Dynasty, to celebrate the honorary course of action done by Zhao Qi, Chen Xian, a local county minister of Lishui, renamed Putang Bridge as Shangyi Bridge and erected an inscription entitled Records of Shangyi Bridge under the bridge. He built Shangyi Stone Lane in Putang Street to say eulogy of it. The local place is still rife with the beautiful legend of construction of Putang Bridge by Zhao Yi.



Dianshang Village

 Adjacent to the Zhou Family Garden, as a fusion of rural folk and farming & agricultural enjoyment, it is an eco-rural tourism demonstration site integrating farming displays, art creation and culinary experience.


Jiaozan Stone Village

It is located in the scenic Huanshan River Area as one of Nanjing’s first-batch "Countryside with Beautiful Waters", where tourists may experience the unique charm of "Sunrise over Mountains and Rivers", "Flying Egrets", "Legend of Jiaozan" and "In-depth Wetland Tour".

 


Jiandong Village

Located in the most beautiful village Fujiabian resort and with strawberry base of hundreds of mu, it is an agritainment village relying on South Yangtze-featured folk courtyards specialized in Agritainment catering, inn guest accommodation and picking experience.



Relaxing Landscape Hotel & Resort

 It is located deep in the bamboo forest and nestling at the foot of the mountain, featured by white walls & gray tiles and winding paths leading to serene spots, as well as unique original eco-garden dishes.


Three-leaf Landscape Garden  ? Seven-leaf Villa

Located in the Hefeng Town of Lishui District, Three-leaf Landscape Garden, as one of the best flower feasting spots for the spring season in Jiangsu Province, has more than seven thousand mu of contiguous nursery with thickets of cherry, magnolia, crabapple and red maple forming the scenery "Spring Flowers & Autumn Tints".

 

Seven-leaf Villa, located within the area of Three-leaf Landscape Garden, is an ecological agriculture demonstration base featured by organic ecological agriculture and integrating tourism, catering, leisure, conference and accommodation.


Fujiabian  ? Shan’ao Village

Fujiabian, known as China's most beautiful village, is one of the first-batch national agricultural tourism demonstration sites, four-star rural tourism spots in Jiangsu Province, as well as provincial self-driving tourism bases.

 

Shan’ao Village is located in the deep Fujiabian resort and adjacent to Wuxiang Mountain. As it is located in the bottom of the valley with overlapping peaks around, while being sheltered by the pure Shenshan Lake (Holy Mountain Lake), it is named "Shan’ao (Cove)" and known as "Paradise in Jinling (Nanjing)".



Shishanxia Village

 It is a peaceful and natural ancient village with nearly 800-year history, featured by ancient osmanthus trees of 500 years old and the Ancestral Hall of Liu Family built in the Ming Dynasty. As a new model of beautiful village full of local flavor and cultural & creative magic, Shishanxia Village has Weijianshan (Invisible Mountain) Rural Hotel, rebuilt ancient stage, rice-field concert and country market in it.


Sun Island Golf

Located within the Tianshen Bridge Resort Area, it is a Scottish highland-style 27-hole golf course surrounded by thick forest.


Nanjing Rose Garden

It is Nanjing's first rose theme manor with rose land of hundreds of mu, integrating rose planting, R&D of related product series, tourism & leisure and rosaceae science educational base.


Donglu Mountain& Guanyin Temple

Overlapping Peaks of Donglu Mountain” is one of the ancient "Eight Scenic Sights of Zhongshan (Lishui)". As the birthplace of the long-stretched Qinhuai River, Donglu (East Cottage) Mountain got its name because the celebrity of the Eastern Han Dynasty Yan Ziling ever built a cottage and dwelled here in seclusion. Guanyin Temple was first built in the Yuan Dynasty, and now is a subsidiary shrine of Jiming Temple in Nanjing.

 


Lishan Musical Grange

The grange is adjacent to hills and streams with unique natural features. There are parent/child resort programs for family such as aquatic music scene, specialty fruit and vegetable picking, outdoor swing, animal feeding zone, specialized racecourse, Taiwan-style controlled kiln, outdoor barbecue area, etc..


Jiangsu Future Culture Film& Television Industry Park

It is a film & TV cultural and creative industry park integrating film & TV theme park, film & TV creative silicon valley, outdoor-scene photography zone, film & TV production center, reception center and exhibition performing arts training center. It is a location for the camera crew of a series of films & TVs and entertainment programs, including "The Flowers of War", "Blind Massage" and "Who's Still Standing", etc..


Fujiabian Agricultural Science and Technology Park

With plum grove of ten li, bamboo forest of hundreds of mu, and tea plantations of thousands of mu, along with science exhibition hall, plant tissue culture center and science square, it is the main venue of Lishui Plum Festival and Strawberry Festival.



Nanjing Wanchi InternationalAutomobile Sports Park

With the only FIA-certified international professional racetrack in Jiangsu Province, which is  also the eighth professional racing circuit in China, it has been a modern characteristic zone merging professional racing circuit and car culture theme park.

 


Dajinshan Resort

As a patriotism education base and a self-driving tourism base in Jiangsu Province, it is a military educational experience theme resort featured by trainings on national defense, civil defense and fire defense, etc..


Nanjing TianshengqiaoTourist Resor

As a key historical and cultural site protected in Jiangsu Province, it has won the reputation of "Mini Three Gorges in the Land South to Yangtze River". Visiting the spectacles of Mini Three Gorges in the Land South to Yangtze River, tracing the source of Qinhuai River, here you can listen to the touching legends about Rouge River and Phoenix Well and enjoy delicious Agritainment dishes. It is an ideal place for self-driving leisure tourism in the Yangtze River Delta Region.


Nanjing Zhou Park

Zhou Family Garden, as a magnificent and exquisite treasury of folk arts and cultures, shows a century collections of five generations of British Chinese Mr. Zhou Hetong’s family, involving religious frescoes, ancient beds, root carvings, jade carvings, stone carvings, brick carvings and civilian Huizhou-style residential housing as well as the grand stage of Zhou Family which is the largest in east China.

 
Huanshan Lake

 It has a total length of 8. 7 kilometers. There is a reservoir group consisting of 13 small reservoirs built at every recess within the channel, with a distribution featuring "Melons on a Long Vine", like 13 pearls strung together in a necklace, which forms a national rare, complete water conservancy system. There are thick forests and lush vegetation along the shore, where migratory birds come to nest and settle, sing and play frolicly.


Dongping Lake

Dongping Lake with a beautiful environment surrounded on three sides by green hills is the second largest reservoir in Nanjing. Due to its limpid water and attractive fish resource, the whole fish feast here is much prestigious.


Zhongshan Lake

Zhongshan Lake is the third largest reservoir in Nanjing and the drinking water source of Lishui District as its water is quite clear and transparent. Sunrise over Zhongshan Lake has become one focus favored by photographers.

 


Wolong Lake

The lake stretches to the horizon,  with water quality reaching the national Grade II standards. It has so far kept a good ecological landscape, with many natural types of scenery, including lakes & creeks, forest & grassland, singing birds including egrets, jointly creating a natural oxygen bar.


Shijiu Lake Natural Wetland Reserve Area

Shijiu Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Nanjing, known as the wintering ground for migratory birds, is the best place to watch and the best point to photograph small swans, bean geese, egrets and other birds. The lake district with striking natural scenery is rich in aquatic resources. "Shijiu Fishing Song" is one of the ancient "Eight Scenic Sights of Zhongshan (Lishui)".


Wuxiang Mountain National Forest Park

With its great scenic charm, the verdant landscape greets the eyes everywhere; Wuxiang Lake hedges the foot of Wuxiang Mountain, and the voice of Buddhism lingers in the air of Wuxiang Temple; it is so gorgeous and magnificent, exactly a feast for the eyes! There are still such historical and cultural relics in existence as the Reading Place of Han Xizai, Cliffside Inscription by Wang Congshan, Du Fuwei’s Sword Testing Stone, Hundred-step Aerial Ladder, Cave-side Chord, Monk Nanshan’s Tomb, etc..

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