Sprawling along the southern bank of the
Changjiang River, the city of Zhenjiang is where the Changjiang River
meets the Grand Canal. Zhenjiang is known as the "No. 1 city that
backs onto the hills and faces the Changjaing River under heaven."
It is a famous tourist center in China with such scenic spots as Jinshan,
Jiangshan, and Beigu hills, and the Southern Suburban Scenic Area.
Towering 44 meters high in northwest Zhenjian it was a
midriver islet connected with the southern bank of the Changjiang River
more than 100 years ago. There are the Jinshan Temple, Cishou Pagoda,
the WhiteDragon Den, and Fahai Cave.
Like a green jade floating in the middle of the Changjiang River in
the northeast city proper of Zhenjiang Jiaoshan Hill has the Dinghui
Temple to its south. To the east of the temple is Baomo Pavilion, or
Jiaoshan Tablet Forest, which houses more than 400 carved tablets of
the past dynasties. In recent years, the International Table Forest
has been added.