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Zhenjiang is located at the juncture of the Changjiang River and the Grand Canal, along the southern bank on the lower reaches of the Changjiang River. It has a convenient transportation with the east-west Beijing-Shanghai Railway and the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway. It is an ancient cultural city as well as a place of military importance in China.

Zhenjiang has a special physical feature. There are three hills in downtown area, which is also surrounded by mountains, such as Jinshan, Jiaoshan, and Beigu. The ruins of many temples, such as Helin, Zhulin and Zhaoyin are admist of the secluded depth of mountains in the south.

Zhenjiang is famous for not only its beautiful natural landscapes but also ancient structures and relics, such as the temple in Mt. Jinshan, the stone tablets in Mt. Jiaoshan, the ancient street built after the model of the Tang and Song dynasties, the stone pagoda, and stone carvings in the tombs of the six dynasties.

It is an old city steeped in legend and history, leaving behind many legendary stories and tales, such as the White Snake, and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, making Zhenjiang more attractive.

Zhenjiang is also known for handicrafts, such as lanterns, white marble table screen, velvet flowers and birds, and machine embroideries.

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