Composed of a suspension bridge in the south and a cable bridge in the north, Runyang Bridge is a rarity in the world. The main span of the southern part reaches 1,490 meters, which makes it the longest suspension bridge in Asia and the third longest in the world, when it opened in 2005.Runyang Bridge links Zhenjiang on the south bank of Yangtze...more
This 42-meter high pagoda stands on top of the 150-meter high Jiao Hill. The pagoda is built in the style of the Ming dynasty and is octagonal with seven storeys. The pagoda, actually, has over 10,000 Bodhisattva images inside. The best thing about this pagoda are the stunning views across the Yangzi River from the top (see next tip).Admission:...more
This large temple complex is located on the southern slope of Jiao Hill, which itself is an island in the Yangzi River, about 4.5km north-east of the city. The temple was originally built in 194 A.D. during the Eastern Han Dynasty and named Puji Nunnery. It was later renamed Puji Temple in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) before getting its current name...more
This tomb lies on top of Beigu Hill beside the Ganlu Temple. Taishi Ci (166–206 A.D.) was a military general of the Three Kingdoms period of China. He served several warlords, including Kong Rong, Liu Yao, and Sun Ce and is considered to have been one of the finest warriors ever to have served the State of Wu.more
The 53-metre high Beigu Hill is located just to the north of the city centre along the bank of the Yangzi River. It is known as "The first hill under heaven" and is a very scenic spot especially given its location in the city. The main scenic spots of the hill include the Qinghui Pavilion, a Tang dynasty iron pagoda and Ganlu Temple.Admission: Y40.more
Jinshan Temple, located on the slope of a small hill to the west of the city centre, was built over 1,600 years ago and is most famous for a legend about a white snake that turned into a girl and married a young scholar named Xu Xian. A monk, Fa Hai, tried again and again to undermine their marriage. Out of indignation, the white snake summoned a...more
This cobbled street bends round the back of the former British Consulate that is now home to the Zhenjiang Museum. The street was built in the 2nd century and has experienced numerous renovations in the later dynasties. Today, buildings in the architectural styles of many dynasties such as Yuan (1271-1368) and Qing (1644-1911) can still be found...more
Jinshan Park is located in the west of the city and is home to the Jinshan Temple. The park was once an island on the Yangzi River which slowly filled with silt over the years, forming a small hill which the temple sits upon. The park contains pavilions, bridges, gardens and lakes that the Chinese love doing.Admission: Y50.more
This museum is located along Xijin Ancient Street and had only been open for 2 weeks when I visited in May 2008. The charitable ferry and lifesaving association was started in the period of Emperor Qian Dao of the Southern Song dynasty (1165-73). This museum charts its history through pictures, models, clothes and such like.Admission: Free.more
This is fantastic, rite in the middle of town every one comes out late afternoon-evening selling all sorts including lot's of foods, it is well patronised by the locals who come here for their evening dinner. Just the smell of all that cooking makes you feel hungry...!!
This cable car connects Jiao Hill, which is an island in the Yangzi River, to the mainland. I took it to get across to the hill and it cost Y20 and then took a boat back from the Dinghui Temple which is located at the foot of Jiao Hill.Admission to Jiao Hill: Y50.Take bus 4 to the last stop.more
We were very lucky to be invited and attend a traditional Chinese wedding on our last visit. We do know the happy couple from back home in NZ where the two of them met and of course travelled back home to be married in front of their family and hometown freinds, the bride is from Suzhou. There was more than enough room at the Zhenjiang International Hotel where the ceremony took place along with dinner and celebrations that followed!