Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sites to See: Jiangxin Islet; Wenzhou, China


Jiangxin Islet  No. 199, Jiangdong Road, Lucheng District, +86 577 88201281.  Daily 8am-10pm.  25yuen; children 12yuen.  Situated in the middle of the Ou River, just a short ferry ride away from city center, this is one of the four most famous historic islets in China.  The island is nicknamed “fairyland of immortals” and offers respite from the city in a peaceful park environment.  Visitors can stroll leisurely along paths with flowers and ponds on both sides.  Two seven-story-tall pagodas with six sides are positioned on either side of the Jiangxin Temple built in the Qing Dynasty (1789).  The East Pagoda was built during the Tang Dynasty (AD869), while the West Pagoda was constructed during the North Song Dynasty (AD 969).  The former British embassy built in 1890 is also here, as well as a small Revolution Museum.  

bride waits at ferry terminal for Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
bride waits at ferry terminal for Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China


Chinese flag on ferry to Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
Chinese flag on ferry to Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

partial Wenzhou skyline seen from ferry to Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
partial Wenzhou skyline seen from ferry to Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

scenic rock on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
scenic rock on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

colorful building on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
colorful building on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

ancient tree on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
ancient tree on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

temple courtyard stonework on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
temple courtyard stonework on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

temple statue on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
temple statue on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

pagoda seen from wishing bridge on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
pagoda seen from wishing bridge on Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

small boat at Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
small boat at Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

toddler in training pants at Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China
toddler in training pants at Jiangxin Islet in Wenzhou, China

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