Zhoushan China

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Description: Zhoushan's main island is the fourth largest island in China. The whole city consists of some 1,000 islands of all sizes with 98 of them inhabited.

Location: Located south to the mouth of the Yangtze River. Zhoushan is in the coastal area of eastern Zhejiang in the fringe of Hangzhou Bay. It is the only city established on the basis of a group of islands, the Zhoushan Archipelago. The city backed on the Yangtze River Delta megalopolis is an important pass to the opening up of the Yangtze River Basin and the delta area. Floating on the East China Sea, the area is listed in the World's four largest fishing grounds.

Physical Features. Zhoushan Main Island is the fourth largest island second only to the Hainan, Taiwan and Chongming islands, and the whole city consists of some one thousand islands of all sizes with ninety-eight of them inhabited. Further more, it has a vast sea area over twenty thousand kilometers (about 7722 miles).

Climate. Strongly affected by the sea, the region has a humid and temperate climate without winter chilliness and summer heat. The annual average temperature is about 16.1C (61F). Typhoon may concentrate on the period from July to September.

When to Go. The best time to pay a visit is during June to October. During the typhoon period, weather forecast and marine information should be followed closely.

Fishery, Taoist culture and seashore are the advantages to the development of the city. Centered by the three main features, the city holds several festivals yearly.

International Sand-sculpture Festival: in Nansha Scenic, Zhujiajian Town (Zhujiajian is the fifth largest island southeast of Zhoushan), during July to October

Special Local product. shell carving, fisherfolk tapestry, Putuo Buddha tea, sea product (eel, crab, jellyfish, mud snail and yellow croaker)

Mt. Putuoshan Scenic Spot. Reputed as the Buddhist kingdom on the sea, Putuo Mountain, together with the Mt. Emei in Sichuan, Mt. Jiuhua in Anhui and Mt. Wutai in Shanxi, are known as China's four famous Buddhist mountains. The Puji Temple, Fayu Temple and Huiji Temple constitute the major sceneries of the mountain. Every year, several Buddhist ceremonies will be held, gathering numerous devotees from far and near.

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