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City of water and happiness, a wonderland for health retreats​

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Taizhou, a city on the northern shore of the Yangtze River, was described by Italian explorer Marco Polo as “a small place where people enjoyed every worldly comfort and happiness that life could offer”. Every pleasant morning, local folks’ way to enjoy life is to spend some hours on brunch and enjoy Pingshu (storytelling) performances in tea houses. Taizhou also has a well-developed healthcare industry. Taihetang Medical Centre and Taizhou Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) are perfect health tourism destinations that provide wonderful healthcare experiences.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Landscape Attractions​

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Qianduo Rapeseed Flower Scenic Area​

Xinghua in Taizhou is the only place in the world that allows visitors to glide between fields of rapeseed flowers on a boat. Qianduo Rapeseed Flower Scenic Area is undoubtedly a perfect destination for a spring outing. Around the Qingming festival, which usually falls in early April, is the blooming season of yellow rapeseed flowers planted on the islets.Huaguo Mountain, Yunu Ridge is the highest peak throughout Jiangsu Province with a remarkably height of 624.4m above sea level.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1531″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Qinhu Lake National Wetland Park​

Qinhu Lake National Wetland Park is an ideal place to relax. You can either go for a boat ride, or take a casual stroll on the well-built boardwalk to admire the undulating lake. The park is home to a variety of rare animals such as Chinese Milu, Chinese alligators, white swans and silver pheasants.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1532″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Lizhong Water Forest Park​

This mountain is named after Confucius the philosopher who climbed the mountain to behold sea view. Here, the Buddha stone sculpture on the cliff made since the Eastern Han Dynasty is the oldest Buddhist stone sculpture ever found in China.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Trending Attractions

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Fengcheng River Scenic Area​

The Fengcheng River is a well-preserved ancient moat in Jiangsu. A night tour on a sightseeing boat would bring you to several of attractions. You could also enjoy Kunqu opera, one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, as well as other traditional music performances.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1534″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Huangqiao Ancient Town​

The town was first built in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 CE). Among its 24 ancient streets, Zhuxiang street, Mixiang street and Luojiaxiang street have the best-preserved buildings erected back in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The golden and crispy Huangqiao sesame cake is one of the famous local delicacies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1535″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Taizhou Overseas Chinese Town Co., Ltd.​

Xishuang Lake Scenic Area is located in Donghai County. The scenic area is divided into two major areas: an ecological sightseeing park and a sports and leisure area. There are wetland park and botanical park in the ecological sightseeing park, and a water sports area and a fitness and leisure area in the sports and leisure area. It also boasts one of the largest lily gardens in China.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Food & Beverage

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Taizhou Morning Tea

The first thing that one must try upon arrival at Taizhou is morning tea. For more than a hundred years, Taizhou locals treasure their morning ritual with the “three gems of breakfast”. What differentiates it from the Cantonese-styled breakfast of one pot of tea with dim sum is that the three gems of breakfast consist of parboiled noodles, fish soup with noodles, and crab roe bun.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1538″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Braised Pufferfish

Braised pufferfish is delicious with tender meat and exceptionally fragrant. First of all, the eyes, internal organs, and gills of the fish must be removed and cleaned totally to ensure there is no residue of toxins, and then it is braised with spring onions, ginger, white wine and broth.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1539″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Duan Crab of Qinhu Lake

“Duan” is a kind of fence made of bamboo sticks to capture the crab. Only those crabs which can climb over “Duan”, can be called “Duan Crab”. All Duan Crabs are plump and sturdy. After being steamed, female crabs’ meat are in red with slight golden colour, whereas the crab plasters of male crabs are transparent and greasy, and both can be eaten with delicious taste without adding any seasonings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Cultural Experience

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Qintong Boat Festival

The Jiangyan area has a large-scale water folklore event with a history of more than 800 years. Around the Qingming festival, more than a thousand tributary boats, dragon boats, flower boats, etc. from 200 surrounding ancient villages will gather to celebrate boat racing, operas, banquets, the rowing pole ceremony and other events.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Taizhou Booklet Download” style=”gradient” gradient_color_2=”vista-blue” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Ftravellutionmedia.com%2Feb%2Ftaizhouminibooklet.pdf||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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