Traveling Scenic Spot
[Yangshan Scenic Spot] Yangshan Scenic Spot is located in Yangshan Town, northwestern corner of Jinxiang County, Shandong Province. With landscape and ancient township as the foundation and military travel and ancient town cultural experience as the motif seconded with landscape tour-sighting, cultural exhibition, sports extension and other programs, it is a military travel area catering to public experience tour-sighting and medium and leisure demands of high-end cluster. Covering a total land area of around 15 square kilometers, it mainly encompasses theme culture memorial zone, battlefield simulation area, extension sports area, geological parks and other functional divisions with topic traveling lines featuring war, theme culture and sports extension set up inside. It covers such scenic spots and projects as Memorial hall for Southwest Shandong Battle, Jinxiang Military Cultural Hall, Wang Jie Memorial Hall, Large Sculpture of Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaping, Tablet for the General, Military Weaponry Park, Yangshan Provincial Geological Park, Han Dynasty Tomb Cluster, Amusement Carnival, real person CS base, cooking camp by Liu and Deng Main Force, ocean world aquatic park, popular science base for wild animals and equestrianism club. It receives over 1 million travelers on the yearly basis. Particularly, the red culture theme is displaying an increasingly highlighted role and status in patriotism education and revolutionary traditional education. The scenic spot has become a major window for spiritual civilized construction in southwest Shandong and a famous scenic spot for red travel near and far. It is a national AAAA scenic spot and has won such honorary titles as ‘national patriotism education base’, ‘national model base for national defence education’, and ‘national classical red tourism scenic spot’, etc.
[Jinshuihu Lake Wetland Scenic Spot] Located in the central area of Economic and Development Zone, Jinxiang County, Jining City, Jinshuihu Lake Scenic Spot covers a land area of 1700 mu, including water area covering 800 Mu. For now, the scenic spot covers music fountain square, fire phoenix sculpture square, leisure beach, riverfront view platform, bird-view platform and bicycle green lanes that constitute a picturesque and unique environmental landscape harmoniously mixing humanistic, natural and historical elements. With ‘Joy Lake’ as the development positioning, the scenic spot integrates unique ancient Min culture of Jinxiang County and forges a recreational lake with highest portion of riverfront projects. The scenic spot covers four parks namely city rustic ecological parks, ancient Min legend amusement park, ancient Min cultural experience zone and joyful water gold wetland. The scenic spot is rated as a national water recreation area and a national AAAA tourism attraction.
[Jinpinghu Lake Scenic Spot] [Jinpinghu Lake Scenic Spot] Jinpinghu Lake Scenic Spot is located in Gaohe block in eastern corner of Jinxiang County. The scenic spot covers a total area of 13.7 square kilometers including 2800 mu for water area and 4.25 square kilometers of core areas. Its core area is divided into three sections namely Yuehu Park in the west, backup reservoir in the middle and Ruyi Bay Wetland in the east. The three sections combined demonstrate a shape of golden Ruyu with Jinping Bridge separating the wetland from the reservoir like a surging dragon. The 13-kilometer Ring Lake Road is likened to twisted jade waistbelts and the 20-kilometer path in the woodland is tranquil. Peach Blossom Mountain is the main scenic spot at the northern port and Fangxin Park lies in its western corner, which reflects spring; in the southern corner, pear trees, apple trees and thorn bushes are planted that embody autumn. Thus spring in the north and autumn in the south set off each other. Ruyi Bay Wetland mainly forges Tinglu Park awash with green reeds, Lotus Island filled with purity and Hong Ling Du fusing with romance, forming a natural landscape that flowers are appreciated in spring, lotus feast the eye in winter, red leaves are demonstrated in autumn and snow is presented in winter. In the follow-up step, it will resolve upon the target positioning of ‘romance lake’ and build Jinpinghu Lake Scenic Spot into a state-level self-driving camp, wedding photo photography base and domestically famous leisure resort. Such projects are projected in the scenic spot as Rose Township, Wilderness Open Campus, Ecological Resort Village, Stylish Business Street, Yuehu Lake Scenic Spot and Blueberry and Cheery Pick-up Park, etc.
[Wanfuhu Lake Scenic Spot] Honored as a famous scenic spot for praying, Wanfuhu Lake Scenic Spot, a paradise for holiday-spending, is located in the northeastern corner of Jinxiang County. Covering a land area of 840 Mu including 560 mu water areas and 52 lake islands, Wanfuhu lake Scenic Spot features natural water transportation advantages. With ‘Fu’ culture (blessing culture) as the motif and by targeting at modern cultivation, leisure, recreation and other emerging demands for hunting for blessing, Wanfuhu Lake Scenic Spot is intent to forge a high-end leisure resort center that reflects the characteristics of blessing culture and caters to emerging demands. Lake Island is a high-end business area with stylish wooden housing. With blessing culture experience zone installed at the southern corner, water sports carnival recreation leisure area allocated on the river surface and such scenes as blessing themed sculpture, garlic capital cultural theater, seven-color bridge and water wharf built surrounding it, Wanfuhu Lake, upon completion, will be picturesque with weeping windows, enchanting flowers and numerous ships. It will be akin to ‘a travel in a painting scroll’. It is a good destination for recreation for residents and more as a good spot for leisure and holiday-spending.
[Guangshan Temple Scenic Spot] Guangshan Temple Scenic Spot, located in the central area of Jinxiang County, plans to cover a land area of 376 Mu. The scenic spot incorporates Kuixing Lake Park, Guangshan Temple Park, Buddhism Culture park, walking street park and child-greeting lake. Kuixing Lake Park is abutting Wenfeng Tower in Tang Dynasty to the west that is towering to the sky and magnificent. ‘Surging Tower’ ranks among the top for eight major scenic spots in ancient Jinxiang County. Kuixing Tower that worships the star of wisdom lies in the center of Kuixing lake and Lingyun Bridge is built both in front of and behind the tower, sending forth a sense of ascending to the cloud. ‘Guide’ stone tablet penned by Wang Wenhao, calligrapher in Ming Dynasty, lies besides the Imperial Library. As a twin talent of ‘magnificence’ tablet penned by Li Bai in Tang Dyansty, it is a must-go destination for travelers. Famous for its thousand-year ancient tower, ‘magnificence’ tablet penned by Li Bai and Kuixing Tower in Ming Dynasty, Kuixing Lake park also covered a batch of scenic spots featuring ancient characteristics: Wenyuan Pavilion, Scene-viewing Pavilion and Zhoujiatang make people arouse a feeling that they are in a painting. Numerous ancient buildings such as lake pavilion, house on terrace, tablet, corridor and so on existing in the scenic spot are lauded by poems chanted by men of letters through generations. An ancient poem goes by the meaning as ‘a green bridge is picturesque with water surrounding it; green palace walls send forth a new atmosphere against the chirping sound of wild duck; poem chanting can be heard at the eastern corner of pavilions. This place must abode a magic dragon, for the water is crystal clear like so.’ Guangshan Temple Park, Buddhism Culture Park, walking street park and child-greeting lake are under construction.
[Zhenwu Temple Scenic Spot] Zhenwu temple scenic spot, located in the northern corner of Jinxiang County, cover a total area of circa 220,000 square meters. It mainly covers four parts namely Integrity Square, Integrity Park, Zhenwu temple and business synthesis. Zhenwu temple, also called 5-Li Hou Temple, adopts a south-to-north direction with three yards. Built in Yuan Dynasty, it was revamped with donation from the public during the period of Chongzhen Emperor in Ming Dynasty. Covering an area of 12800 square meters with building cluster 160 meters in length and 80 meters in width, it adopts styles of Ming and Qing dynasties with the main body asymmetrically distributed. From the south to the north, it covers Shanmen, Zhenwu Palace, Zhonggu Tower and Sanqing Palace. The Grand Temple, the most magnificent one, is a two-story building. It has seven main palaces with corridors with cornices and glazed tiles encircling it. The 24 supporting dragon columns are engraved with hovering dragon that are both grand and magnificent. The main load sculpture worshipped in the temple audience hall is God of Zhenwu in gold who looks into the far away in a relaxing manner. Four heavenly guardians are standing in front of the palace who are mighty and robust with weapons holding in hand. In front of the temple, Square and East-to-West Block lie. Each year, temple fair is held with thriving burning incense. It is a good place for people to cleanse their souls and return to the most primitive status.