|Jingzhou Castle is ancient stone and wood
|Image by Marguerite 2004
Jingzhou is a Tourist Park and Garden
Jingzhou is an ancient City Amusement Park being developed for tourism. It is based
on the culture of three kingdoms including Jinzhou and the Chu civilization.
The 2.5km squared land is surrounded by a
ring road. You can drive or take a horse and cart around the ring road travelling through many different scenes and settings
which are very beautiful.
We went through a forest, along the lake and the pond, with a dyke along which on one side are
houses and living apartments, and on our side the beautiful parklands of the Park.
The castle was very dramatic and you
enter through huge wooden doors where street vendor sold fruit and tourist carvings and silks.
You walk up to the top and
around the wall and look over the countryside.
The gardens are very beautiful and the ride around the ring lake is a wonderful
experience. The scenery changes and when the park is completed there would be 8 scenic spots and 36 scenes.
The dyke has
houses on one side, and the park road runs along the side of the dyke and leads into a beautiful forest drive which is stunning
in winter but would look spectacular in Autumn.
The shops outside the castle have a great array of chinese gifts and I
bought everyone beautiful painted umbrellas and silk scarves. There were wooden carvings and a great array of fossils many
thousands of years old. This is the area for ancient fossils and rocks.
Jingzhou is a very modern and exciting city
and offers the tourist many places to go and much to see. Its well worth a visit and very beautiful.