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Introduction:     The name Ma'anshan means "Horse Saddle Mountain" in Chinese. According to legend, the name came to be when the Western Chu hegemon Xiang Yu was fleeing fro..

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Jiu'anshan Introduction

     The name Ma'anshan means "Horse Saddle Mountain" in Chinese. According to legend, the name came to be when the Western Chu hegemon Xiang Yu was fleeing from the Battle of Gaixia. Rather than be captured, the defeated general killed himself at the area now known as Ma'anshan after ensuring that his beloved horse would be ferried across the river to safety. Upon seeing his master die, the grief-stricken horse leapt into the river and was drowned. As a tribute, the boatman buried the horse's saddle o­n a nearby hill, giving Ma'anshan its name.
     Ma’anshan,a city of Anhui Province, is a green industrial city founded and developed with the progression of P.R. of China. It is located o­n the south bank of the lower reach of Yangtze River and belongs to the upper portion of Yangtze Delta Region. Being the link of Eastern China and Western China, the east gate of Anhui Province, the main net point of Yangtze Economic Delta, and a core city in the Nanjing Metropolitan area, Ma’anshan features an favorable regional position and a convenient three-dimensional transportation network. It is within 3 hours drive from Shanghai, within 40 minutes drive from Nanjing and o­nly 28 kilometers away from Nanjing Lukou International Airport. Ma’anshan presents a natural landscape of “nine hills hug o­ne lake and half of the city is reflected around a lake and the other half is o­n hills”. If consists of 3 districts and 1 county, and has a total population of 1.22million. It occupies an area of 1686 square kilometers. Ma’anshan is also known as a historic city with profound cultures, where more than 100 cultural heritages can be found including thatof LiBai, a famous poet of Tang Dynasty. These relics and vestiges form a solid and profound foundation of the city’s culture.

Jiu'anshan Traffic

Airline: It's 38km to the Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
Railway: All the trains run o­n the Ning-Tong line stop at Ma'anshan station. Inquiry Tel: 2475404
Highway: It's just half an hour's drive to Nanjing. Ma'anshan bus station is located o­n the south of the railway station (96, Hongqi North Road), inquiry tel: 2472374
Waterway: Suited o­n the No.1 of Jiangbian Road, you could arrive there by bus1, inquiry tel: 2845044
Taxi: The basic charge is 5 yuan for the first 3 km, and 1.2yuan/km for the additional. At night, the starting price is 6.6 yuan.

Jiu'anshan Festivals

      The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
The Spring Festival falls o-n the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often o-ne month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the people's sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new o-ne.
Strictly speaking, the Spring Festival starts every year in the early days of the 12th lunar month and will last till the mid 1st lunar month of the next year. Of them, the most important days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days. The Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

      The Festival of Lanterns takes place at the end of the Chinese New Year Celebration, o-n the fifteenth day of the first moon.  Lanterns have been part of Chinese life for centuries so it's not surprising to see a festival of lanterns.   People usually hang lanterns in the gardens, outside the houses, and o-n the boats.  These lanterns are signposts to guide guests and spirits of ancestors to the Lunar celebration.  After a sumptuous fifteen-day feast, these lanterns light the way for the spirits back to the world beyond.
Silk, paper and plastic lanterns vary in shape and size and are usually multi-colored. Some are in the shapes of butterflies, birds, flowers, and boats.  Other are shaped like dragon, fruit and animal symbols of that year.  The most popular type of lantern is the "horse-racing" o-ne, in which figures or animals rotate around the vertical axis of the lantern.
The special food for the Lantern Festival is Yuen Sin or Tong Yuen.  These are round dumplings made with sticky rice flour.  They can be filled and served as a sweet snack or made plain and cooked in a soup with vegetables, meat and dried shrimp.  The round shape of the dumpling is a symbol of wholeness, completeness and unity.
The Lantern Festival is an occasion for families to get together and for everyone--young, old, rich and poor to have fun.

Jiu'anshan Service Telephones

Huangshan Municipal Travel Bureau: 0559-2514091
Huangshan  Tourism Quality Supervision: 0559-2517464
She County Travel Bureau: 0559-6512663
Xiuning County Travel Bureau: 0559-7560038
Huizhou District Travel Bureau: 0559-3511670
Huanghan District Travel Bureau: 0559-8532445
Yixian County Travel Bureau: 0559-5522297
Tunxi District Travel Bureau: 0559-2512449
Qimen County Travel Bureau: 0559-4512326

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