Situated in the lower reaches
of the Changjiang River ( Yangtze River ) and bounded by the provinces
of Shandong, Zhejiang,
Anhui and Shanghai
City, Jiangsu is a province with wide alluvial plain. There is a
intricate network of waterways and a large number of lakes. The
well-known Grand Canal runs through the entire province from north
to south. Most of the province is less than 50metres above sea level.
Area: over 100000 km2.
province enjoys a temperate climate and four distinct seasons, with
a moderate rainfall. Its annual mean temperature is 13-16C' and
the annual precipitation is 600-1200 mm. With a long history and
a rich cultural heritage, Jiangsu possesses a great number of famous
historic-cultural cities, such as Nanjing,Suzhou, Yangzhou, Zhenjiang,
Changshu, Xuzhou and Huai'an. In the province, the national major
famous scenic areas are Mt.Zhongshan, Tailm Lake, Mt.Yuntai and
Shouxihu lake (slender West Lake),etc.Other famous scenic spots
include Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum,the Han Terracotta Army in Xuzhou
and Ancient Canal, etc.
province is also famous for its traditional light industrial products
and handicrafts, such as embroidery and straw woven articles in
Suzhou,purple pottery in Yixing,
clay figuure in Wuxi, lacquerware
in Yangzhou, sandalwood fan and
jasmine tea in Suzhou and so on.