Taizhou is a famous cultural city with a long history, harmony and auspiciousness. It has a history of more than 2,100 years, with its name referring to “the people of peace and prosperity”, and is known as “the ancient county of Han and Tang Dynasties and the prestigious area of Huaihai”. For thousands of years, Taizhou has been enjoying good weather, stability and peace. There are hundreds of ancient sites, buildings and stone inscriptions, and the thousand-year old temple, Guangxiao Law Temple (光孝律寺), is well known in the Buddhist world, while the Rishiyuan (日涉园), Chonru Temple (崇儒祠), Yue Wang Temple (岳王庙) and Anding Academy (安定书院) are the treasures of Taizhou’s history and culture.
Taizhou is a riverside port city with excellent location, and is the geographic center of Jiangsu Province. It is located across the river from Su-Xi-Chang (苏锡常) and has 96 kilometers of Yangtze River shoreline, including 69 kilometers of deep-water shoreline below minus 10 meters, and the port group with Taizhou Port as the main port of the first-class open port in China has taken shape. The modernized three-dimensional transportation system of Taizhou is forming, with Jinghu Expressway, Ningjingyan Expressway, Yangqi Expressway, Ningqi Railway and Xinchang Railway running across the whole area. The young Taizhou has grown into one of the central cities in the Yangtze River Delta economic circle, and in recent years, the growth of major economic indicators has led the Yangtze River Delta and ranked in the forefront of Jiangsu Province. The fast-developing city has become the most dynamic and distinctive industrial city in the Yangtze River Delta economic circle. Taizhou has a strong industrial foundation, and a pattern of interactive development of traditionally advantageous industries and strategic emerging industries, mainly based on scale economy and independent innovation enterprises, is being accelerated. Taizhou is a city of happiness with beautiful environment and pleasant ecology.
Taizhou is surrounded by double rivers, featuring a beautiful environment and pleasant climate, and is one of the cities with the best quality of air and water environment in Jiangsu Province. Marco Polo said this about Taizhou: “The city is small, but the earthly happiness is extremely abundant!” Taizhou is the first choice of ecological leisure travel in the Yangtze River Delta, with Fengcheng River scenic area, Qinghu Wetland Park, Huaqiao Town, Qiandao oilseed rape, water forest and other natural ecology, which is unforgettable.