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Zhoushan Marine Tourism

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From China's southernmost Beilunhe River mouth in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the China-Viet Nam border to the northernmost Yalujiang River mouth on the China-Korea border, 196 cities and counties lie along the coastline. They are all trying to tap the resources of marine tourism.

Zhoushan is the most conspicuous in developing marine tourism. It is a major fishing ground in China that consists of 1,300 islands of different sizes. The weather is perfect, neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. Sunshine, sea, beaches and reefs constitute a beautiful landscape. Religious practices, local customs and delicious food make the place more appealing to tourists.

Along with the improvement of transportation, telecommunications and other infrastructure facilities, the obscure Zhoushan islands have begun to draw the attention of domestic and international tourists. In 1997, Zhoushan received close to 3 million tourists from home and abroad, almost three times the local population.

Today, the local government attaches the same importance to marine tourism as to marine fishery and inter-port transportation. It tries to raise funds through multiple channels for the construction of scenic spots. The present 1,000 scenic spots offer over 50 tourist programs such as sea-water baths, surfing and fishing. The two State-level scenic spots at Putuo Mountain and Shengsi Islands, and the two provincial-level scenic spots at Daishan Mountain and Peach Blossom Island, form the initial framework of marine tourism.

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Putuo moutain is one of the Sacred moutains of the east, Zhejiang province, 284

In the 1st century A.D. merchants returning from India via the Silk Route began the introduction of Buddhism into China. Over the next few centuries adventurous Chinese pilgrims traveled to India to visit the sacred places of the Buddha's life. The most famous such pilgrim was Hsuan-tsang (596-664), the Tripitaka Master, who spent sixteen years in India. These pilgrims returned with translations of Buddhist texts and, equally important, an affinity for the Buddhist tradition of monastic life. Like Taoist hermits, the Buddhists monks favored quiet mountains and deep forests for their meditative practices. Small hermitages and later great monastic complexes sprung up at many peaks (some previously held sacred by the Taoists) and over the centuries the Buddhists began to regard four peaks as having primary sanctity:

Pu Tuo Shan, Buddhist mountain of the east, Zhejiang province, 284 meters. Sacred to Bodhisatva Kuan-Yin.
Wu Tai Shan, Buddhist mountain of the north, Shanxi province, 3061 meters. Sacred to Bodhisatva Manjushri.
Emei Shan, Buddhist mountain of the west, Sichuan province, 3099 meters. Sacred to Bodhisatva Samantabhadra.
Jiu Hua Shan, Buddhist mountain of the south, Anhui province, 1341 meters. Sacred to Bodhisatva Kshitigarbha.

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Yes, daydreamer66, Mount Putuo is a beautiful island full of gracious buddhist t

I was there...

And the sea foods were so yummi !!!

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Post time 2005-4-21 13:29:46 |Display all floors

cogito, please correct your grammar and spelling mistakes in this sentence:

And the sea foods were so yummi !!!

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Post time 2005-4-21 13:34:29 |Display all floors

yellow_mount aka hedan sticking his pointy head out from el orificio bajo del an

hedan, i mean yellow_mount, why are you wearing andydog upside down backward today? Isn't that kinda funny way of dressing? I mean sandwiching your pea-sized brain between his legs?


Your miserable life would've been totally unbearable if you stayed away from CD for just one day?

So sad.

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Dong Haoyun (董浩云, 1912-1982) is Dong Jianhua (董建华) or Tung Cheehwa's fathe


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Zhoushan (舟山; formerly transliterated as Chusan) is the only prefecture-level city consisted solely of islands in the People's Republic of China. It is northeast of Zhejiang Province and sits at the southern part of the mouth of the Yangtze, near the delta containing Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Ningpo.

Mayor: Guo Jianbiao (郭剑彪)
Population: 985,000 (2003)
Area: 22,200 km²

Geographic coordinates: 121°30'-123°25' East, 29°32'-31°04' North


The archipelago was inhabited 6,000 years ago during the Neolithic. It was called Yongdong (涌东), meaning "east of Yongjiang River", and belonged to the State of Yue during the Spring and Autumn Period.

In 863, the Japanese Buddhist monks Hui'e (慧锷) and Zhang-shi (张氏) of Putuoshan, Zhoushan placed a statue of Guanyin at Chaoying Cave (潮音洞) that would later become popular tourist destination.

Zhoushan was occupied by the Japanese during the Ming dynasty, and served as an important commercial entrepôt.

It was taken by the British forces in 1840 and 1841 during the First Opium War, and retained till 1846 as a guarantee for the fulfilment of the stipulations of the Treaty of Nanjing (1842). It was also occupied by the British in 1860 (Second Opium War).

In February 13, 1862, Wang Yijun (王义钧) of the Heavenly Kingdom of Taiping attempted overtake Zhoushan, but was lost to the Qing army and Wang died.

Sun Yat-sen visited Zhoushan on August 25, 1916 and wrote Travelling to Putuo (游普陀志奇 You Putuo Zhiqi).

On October 1, 1942, the Japanese Lisbon Maru (里斯本丸) transported 1,800 POW back to Tokyo, but Lisbon Maru sank after being hit by a torpedo near Qingbing Island (青浜). 384 of the British POW overboard were rescued by the fishermen of Dongji Township (东极乡) nearby.

It was made Wengshan District (翁山县) of Ming Prefecture (明洲) in 738 (Tang). In 1073 (Song), it was renamed Changguo (昌国县). It was upgraded to a prefecture (昌国州) in early Yuan Dynasty, and changed to Dinghai District (定海县) of Zhejiang Province in 1688 (Qing). It was upgraded to a direct-control subprefecture (定海直隶厅) in 1841, but reverted to a county after the end of empire.

Under the Republic of China's rule, Dinghai County was, as during always in the Qing Dynasty, part of Zhejiang Province. However, Shengsi was separated into an Archipelago Direct-control District (列岛直属区) of Jiangsu Province in 1946, and made a county in October 1949. In that same year, the last year under rule of the Republic, the remaining Dinghai County was divided into Dinghai and Wengzhou (翁洲) Counties.

Zhoushan came to be under communist control on May 17, 1950, and Wengzhou was merged back into Dinghai County, which was then under Ningpo Zhuanqu (宁波专区). Shengsi was made a tequ (特区) of Songjiang Zhuanqu (松江专区), still of Jiangsu this year, and upgraded to a county the following year.

In March 1953, the Council of Ministers approved to divide Dinghai County into the counties of Dinghai, Putuo, and Daishan. In addition, Shengsi County was returned to Zhejiang, to be administered, with the three former Dinghai counties, as Zhoushan Zhuanqu of Zhejiang

Xiangshan County (象山) of Ningpo Zhuanqu was briefly incorporated into Zhoushan from 1954 to 1958.

All subdivisions' county status abolished, the commission became a county of Ningpo Zhuanqu in 1958, and was reverted to a zhuanqu on its own in May 1962, and changed to a prefecture (地区) on 1967 (approved by the State Council on January 23, 1962).

Shengsi was temporarily assigned to Shanghai in the early 1960s. Created in 1962, the short-lived Daqu (大衢) County was halved into parts of Daishan and Shengsi four years later.

The prefecture-level city status was granted on January 27, 1987 to Zhoushan, and Dinghai and Putuo Counties were upgraded to districts. The municipal People's Government was established on March 8 of that year. April of the same year, the ports of Zhoushan became open to foreign ships. On April 10, 1988, it became a coastal economic open zone.

Zhoushan governs two districts and two counties (see Political divisions of China#Levels).

Divisions Areas
(km²) Populations
(2003) SD T TS COM NC Village

Dinghai District 569 370,000 6 7 3 32 11 181
Putuo District 459 320,000 3 7 4 23 7 199
Daishan County 326 210,000 0 7 1 0 17 165
Shengsi County 86 80,000 0 3 4 0 11 48


SD = Sub-districts
T = Towns
TS = Townships
COM = Communities
NC = Neighborhood committees

There are in total 9 sub-districts, 24 towns, 12 townships, 55 communities, 46 neighborhood committees, and 593 administrative village. The districts used to be counties as well.

Zhoushan city centre consists of the part of the two districts on Zhoushan Island.


The Zhoushan Archipelago, comprised 1,390 islands and 3,306 reefs, is located outside Hangzhou Bay. It is the largest archipelago of China (not including South China Sea Islands). Among these islands, 103 are inhabited all year round, 58 are larger than 1 km² (these make up 96.9 % of the archipelago land area), and only 15 have populations over 10,000. The larger islands, mostly closer together in southern part of the archipelago, include:

Zhoushan, the largest
Daishan (岱山岛)
Zhujiajian (朱家尖岛)
Liuheng (六横岛)
Jintang (金塘岛)
Taohua (桃花岛)
Putuo Mountain (普陀山)
Daishan (岱山岛)
Jintang (金塘岛)
Cezi (册子岛)
Xiushan (秀山岛)
Maji (马迹山)
Fodu (佛渡岛)
Lesser Yang Mountain (小洋山)
Ao Mountain (岙山)
Shengshan (嵊山岛)
Greater Yang Mountain (大洋山)
Sijiao (泗礁山)
Changzhi (长峙岛)
Greater Changtu Mountain (大长涂山)
Lesser Changtu Mountain (小长涂山)
Changbai (长白岛)

Zhoushan includes 20,800 km² of marine territory, but only 1440.12 km² of land, 183.19 km² of which are submerged at high tides. It is 182 km east-east and 169 km north-south. It is heavily populated, but now has little farms.

As of late 2001, there are 981,014 people in 351,224 households, with a birthrate of 6.34‰ and death rate of 6.37‰, and population growth rate of -0.03‰ (first time in local history). Population density was 683 persons per km², which is one time higher than provincial average and six times national average. There are 100,000 overseas Zhoushan people.

Notable people

Dong Haoyun (董浩云, 1912-1982), founder of several major companies
Great Monk Guoru (高僧果如, 1854-1917), a National Monk under Cixi
The Great Lord of Yang Estate (羊府大帝), a local fisherman (Yang-shi) who rescued many later deified in a small temple in Daishan
Liu Hongsheng (刘鸿生, 1888-1956)politician
San Mao (1943-1991), writer
Wang Xipeng (王锡朋, 1786-1841), high-ranking official died in a fight against the British
Yang Jingjuan (杨静娟, 1924-1941), female communist anti-Japanese resistance martyr
Ying Yao (应繇, died 1255), a martial official who has a biography in Song Shi

External links

Official site ( (in Simplified Chinese)

Map  ( (bilingual)

Subdivisions info ( (in Simplified Chinese)

Enlargeable map ( (in Simplified Chinese)

舟山网 (Zhoushan Net) ( (in Simplified Chinese): local news and info

Intro ( (in Simplified Chinese)

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Taohua Island

Taohua Island is a provincial scenic area in Zhou Shan City, almost every Chinese learns its name from a famous novel written by Jin Yong, as a matter of fact, it is the prototype of the Taohua Island in that book.

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