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The city of Jiujiang in Jiangxi Province is a beautiful port city with a 2,200-hundred-year history. It is actually an administrative district, a prefecture-city, with an area of about 18,823 square kilometers (4,651,264 acres). Lying on the north border of the Jiangxi Province, Jiujiang fronts Poyang Lake in the east, faces the Yangtze River in the North, and backs on Lushan Mountain in the south. China's longest waterway connecting east and west - the Yangtze River - and China's longest railway connecting north and south-Beijing-Jiujiang - meet in the city.

As early as the Xia (21st - 17th century BC) and Shang (17th - 11th century BC) Dynasties, Jiujiang was the capital of several states. In the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC - 476 BC), it was on the borders of the Wu and Chu States. When it came to the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 207 BC), Jiujiang was made one of the 36 Juns (prefectures) of ancient China. In its history of more than 2,000 years, its name was changed at different times. In the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) it became Jiujiang and has remained the same to now.

The weather in the prefecture is quite mild all year round. Under its subtropical climate, the average temperature is 16 -17 ℃  (61 - 63 ℉), and the average rainfall is 1,300 - 1,600 mm (about 51 - 64 inches). Forest coverage is up to 43% providing a good habitat for wild animals and birds, with many species under state protection.

The landform of the prefecture presents a wide range of features. The eastern, western and southern parts are relatively higher than the central part which is an extensive plain. The average altitude is about 32 meters (105 feet) above sea level. Jiuling Mountain with an altitude of about 1,794 meters (5,886 feet) is the highest point. The Yangtze River passes though its northern border over a distance of 143 kilometers (469 feet).

 Tourist Resources
Jiujiang is blessed with rich tourist resources. It is amazing to find that an area of about 19,000 square kilometers (4,650,000 acres) boasts over 230 scenic spots. There is the well-known Lushan National Park which was listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1996. Visitors must pay a visit to Lushan National Park when they get to Jiujiang City. It never disappoints. Others like Nengren Temple, Donglin Monastery, and Stone Bell Hill are well worth a visit.

 Attractions: Lushan National Park, Poyang LakeXunyang Tower & Suojiang Tower, Gantang Lake & Wave Well, Donglin Monastery, Stone Bell Hill & Nengren Temple 

 Popular China Train Schedules: Jiujiang - Guangzhou , Jiujiang - Nanchang

 PhotosLushan National Park

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