Shangyu

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Introduction:  Shangyu has a history of more than 2200 years from its establishment as a county in 222BC. It is the hometown of Dayu, an ancient famous king in China history. It is also the world f..

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Shangyu Introduction

  Shangyu has a history of more than 2200 years from its establishment as a county in 222BC. It is the hometown of Dayu, an ancient famous king in China history. It is also the world famous cradle of celadon.
        Shangyu lies in the northeast of Zhejiang Province, it is 62Km from Ningbo to the east, 72 Km from Hangzhou to the west, and it joins Hangzhou Gulf northwards and is opposite to Shanghai City merely by a river. It has a jurisdiction area of 1427 square kilometers, 21 towns with a population of 780,000; it belongs to Yangtz River Economic Delta, and is o­ne of the first coastal opening cities and the member of Hangjiahu high science and technology zone ratified by the State Council.
        Shangyu lies in the north subtropical rim and has a typical subtropical monsoon climate, it is mild and humid, there the annual mean air temperature is 17.6,annual mean precipitation 1400mm,frost-free period 251days,suuny time 3000 hours and the southeast wind and south wind prevailing in summer ,north and southwest wind in winter.

Shangyu Traffic

Road: Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway passes through Shangyu. In this way the distance between Hangzhou and Ningbo can be greatly shortened and o­nly forty minutes is needed to get there. 104# and 329# National Highway are the gates of Shangyu and the key way to Shaoxing, Yuyao, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo. Daoxu, Dongguan, Haoba, Shangpu, Zhangzhen, this 5 towns are connected by Shangyu-Sanmen special highway which is the exclusive way to Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Shaxoing and Taizhou.
Railway: Xiaoshan-Ningbo railway passes through the city, the second multiple track project has been put into use, the new railway station which lies at the crossing of 104# and 329# National Highway has already been used.
Port: Shangyu port is the sole sea-going port at southern bank of Hangzhou Gulf and may be berthed with 5000 tonnage-ocean ship all year, the new port is under construction which may be put into use in 2008, the new port will reach to 10000 tonnage-ocean ships with the throughput 10,000,000tons annually.

 Shangyu City Railway Inquiry: 0575-2161693
Shangyu City Coach Inquiry: 0575-2116092
Shangyu City Civil Aviation outlets: 0575-2112572
Shangyu City Taxi Inquiry Tel: 0575-2117850
Shangyu City East Bus Station Inquiry: 0575-2116092
Shangyu City West Bus Station Inquiry: 0575-2162229

Shangyu 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 o­n the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often o­ne 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 o­ne.
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.

Dragon boat festival
Date: 5th day of the 5th lunar month
Place: Nationwide
Activities: Dragon Boat races and eating of tzungtzu (pyramid-shaped rice wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves).
Remarks: The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival has the longest history of any of the festivals celebrated in China. Dragon boat races are held to the sounds of thunderous drumbeats. Racing teams row vigorously, sprinting forward to reach the finish line.
In Chinese tradition, the dragon boats attempt to rescue the patriotic poet, Chu Yuan. Chu Yuan drowned himself because his king would not take his advice. As a result, his kingdom was conquered. Chu Yuan drowned himself o­n the fifth day of the fifth month in 277 B.C. To save his body, people fed the fish cooked rice. They rowed boats and threw bamboo leaved filled with cooked rice into the water. Later, the custom of eating tzungtzu and rice dumplings became part of the festival.

Shangyu Service Telephones

Shangyu City Tourism Bureau Inquiry Tel: 0575-82166284 Fax: 0575-82166287
Shangyu City Tourism service complaints Tel: 96,118
Shangyu City, Baima Lake, Chunhui celebrity Park Scenic Spot Tel: 0575-2139516
Shangyu City Dongshan Scenic Area Tourism Tel: 0575-2366112
Shangyu City,Cheng Mountain Scenic Area Tourism Tel: 0575-2041670 Shangyu Peach Blossom biology-tourism zone Tel: 0575-2597052
Shangyu Duigao Scenic Area Tourism Tel: 0575-2951386
Shangyu City Wolong Mountain Scenic Area Tourism Tel: 0575-2152253

Shangyu Hotels

  • Jinke Hotel

    Jinke Hotel

    Preparatory Four-star Shangyu Price:-

    A Shangyu central business district landmark, the Jinke Hotel (Jinke Dajiudian) is located at the corner of Shimin Avenue and Jiangyang Road. Guests here enjoy proximity to a neighboring..

  • Shangyu Shunjie Hotel

    Shangyu Shunjie Hotel

    Three-star Shangyu Shangyu Price:-

    The Shangyu Shunjie Hotel (Shangyu Shunjie Dajiudian) lies beside the beautiful Cao'e River.Featuring traditional Chinese style, this Shangyu hotel has various single rooms, standard roo..

  • Yudong Business Hotel

    Yudong Business Hotel

    Two-star or Less Shangyu Price:-

    ---Hotel has a well-equipped guest rooms and entertainment facilities, leisure is the ideal place to stay.

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