Zhejiang province (浙江 zhè jiāng) is located on the southeast coast of China with Hangzhou as its capital. It borders the East China Sea to the east, Fujian to the south, Anhui and Jiangxi to the west, and Shanghai and Jiangsu in the north. The total area of Zhejiang Province is 105,500 square kilometers.
By the end of 2018, Zhejiang Province had 11 provincial cities (including two sub-provincial cities ), 20 county-level cities, 32 counties, 1 autonomous county, and 37 municipal districts.
As of the end of 2018, preliminary accounting, the annual gross domestic product (GDP) of 5619.7 billion yuan (801 bn USD), an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.
At the end of the year, the resident population of the province was 57.37 million, an increase of 800,000 from the end of the previous year. In October 2019, Zhejiang was selected into the National Digital Economy Innovation and Development Experimental Zone.
Zhejiang has a subtropical monsoon climate with significant monsoons, four distinct seasons, moderate annual temperatures, abundant sunshine, abundant rainfall, and humid air. The annual average temperature is 15-18 °C.
January sees the lowest temperatures and July the highest. May and June are concentrated rainfall periods. The extreme maximum temperature is 44.1 °C, the extreme minimum temperature is -17.4 °C; the annual average rainfall in Zhejiang Province is 980-2000 mm.
AAAAA Rated Attractions in Zhejiang
5A is China’s top rating for attractions and scenic areas.
Hengdian World Studios (横店影视城)
Xikou-Tengtou scenic spot (溪口)
Nanxun Old Town (南浔古镇)
West Lake (西湖)
Yandang Mountains (雁荡山)
Mount Putuo (普陀山)
Qiandao Lake (千岛湖风景区)
South Lake (南湖(嘉兴))
Xixi National Wetland Park (西溪国家湿地公园)
Lu Xun’s residence (鲁迅故里)
Tiantai Mountain (天台山)
Mount Jianglang and Nianbadu (江郎山)
Root Palace Buddhist Cultural Tourism Zone (根宫佛国文化旅游区)
AAAA Rated Attractions of Zhejiang Province
China’s AAAA rating represents national-level attractions and scenic areas with the province having many. Here is a list of them all with cities and Chinese names for more destinations beyond the 5A listings above.
|Scenic spot name
|Lishui Suichang Gold Mine National Mine Park
|Hangzhou Xianghu Scenic Area
|Hangzhou Liuxijiang Scenic Area
|Younger Cixiof Toyama attractions
|Shaoxing Keyan Scenic Area
|Xinchang Dafo Temple Scenic Area
|Tiantai Mountain Scenic Area
|Jinhua Shuanglong Scenic Area
|Jinhua Dongyang Hengdian red tourism city
|Lanxi Zhuge Bagua Village
|Lishui Jinyun Xiandu Scenic Area
|Quzhou Jianglangshan Scenic Area
|Ganzhou Tianji Longmen
|Ningbo Jiulong LakeTourist Area
|Zhaobao Mountain Scenic Spot
|Ningbo Phoenix Mountain Theme Park
|Ningbo Bridge Ecological Farm Tourism Area
|Lishui Longquan Mountain Scenic Area
|Lishui Suichang Nanjianyan attractions
|Lishui Suichang Shenlong Waterfall Scenic Area
|Lishui Liandu East and West Rock Scenic Area
|Lishui Yunyun Xiandu Huanglong Scenic Area
|Jingning Lishui Dajun Window of She rural China scenic spot
|Lishui Qingtian China Stone Carving Cultural Tourism Area
|Lishui Yuchang Qianfo Mountain Scenic Area
|Lishui Qingtian Shimendong Scenic Area
|Lishui Jingning Yunzhong Daxie Scenic Area
|Lishui Yun and Terraced Areas
|Ningbo (Zhangzhou) Museum
|Zhenghai 17th House, Zhenhai District
|Lishui Yunhe Lake Xiangong Scenic Area
|Yiwu China International Trade City Shopping Tourist Area
|Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (Hangzhou section)
|Jiangshan Floating Mountain
|Jiangshan Yibadu Ancient Town
|Changshan Sancha Stone Forest
|Jiangshan Qingyi Scenic Area
|Longyou Grottoes Scenic Area
|Shepan Island Tourism Scenic Area
|Ningbo Qiantong Ancient Town Scenic Area
|Taizhou Yuhuan Xuanmen Bay Sightseeing Agricultural Park
|Yuhuan Oshika Island
|Wenzhou Yongjia Nanxi River Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Jiangxinyu Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Yueqing Zhongyandang Mountain Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Pingyang South Yandang MountainScenic Area
|Wenzhou Wencheng Tonglingshan National Forest Park
|Wenzhou Dongtou Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Rui’an Zhaixi Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Wencheng Baizhang Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Paradise Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Wen Cheng Long Qi source tourist attractions
|Wenzhou Cangnan Yucang Mountain National Forest Park
|Wenzhou Taishun Covered Bridge Cultural Park
|Wenzhou Nantang Cultural Tourism Zone
|Anji Zhongnanbai Grassland
|Wenzhou Cangnan Bowl Kiln Scenic Area
|Wenzhou Wencheng Forest Oxygen Bar
Zhejiang Cuisine (Zhe 浙菜) features dishes that are not greasy, having but instead a fresh, soft flavor with a mellow fragrance. The cuisine consists of at least four styles, each of which originates from different cities in the province.
- Hangzhou: characterized by rich variations and the use of bamboo shoots.
- Shaoxing: specializes in poultry and freshwater fish.
- Ningbo: emphasizes freshness and salty dishes and specializes in seafood.
- Wenzhou: a source of seafood and poultry and livestock.
Popular dishes are
|Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH)
|One of China’s top ten airports
|Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB)
|Domestic and international
|Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ)
|Domestic and international
|Under construction (open in 2021)
|Yiwu Airport (YIW)
|Domestic + Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Bangkok, Nha Trang
|Luzhou Airport (JUZ)
|Taizhou Luqiao Airport (HYN)
|Under construction (open in 2022)
|Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport (HSN)
Zhejiang is well serviced by high speed rail including the
- Shanghai-Hangzhou High Speed Rail
- Nanjing-Hangzhou High Speed Rail
- Hangzhou-Ningbo High Speed Rail
- Hangzhou-Changzhou High Speed Rail
- Hanghuang High Speed Rail
- Shanghehang High Speed Rail (under construction)
- Hangzhou-Wenzhou High Speed Railway (under construction)
Coastal Ningbo, Shanghai, and Zhoushan Islands are served by multiple passenger ships every day, forming China’s busiest maritime passenger “Golden Triangle”. Also, there are several cruise ships departing from the Hangzhou-Suzhou and Hangzhou-Wuxi sections of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal every day. Ningbo is also a major cargo port.
The main coastal ports in Zhejiang are: Ningbo port, Zhoushan port, Taizhou port, Zhapu port, Wenzhou port; the main inland river ports are: Hangzhou port, Jiaxing port, Huzhou port, and Shaoxing port.