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Located in the eastern part of Zhejiang province, Yuyao lies in the south Yangtz Delta within Shanghai economic orbit, 40km away from Ningbo, an international port, to the east; 120km away from Hangzhou to the west, close to Hangzhou bay to the east, next to Simingshan Mount to the south. Yuyao covers an area of 1,526.86 square kilometres, with 15 towns and 6 blocks. The current population is 0.85 million.

YuyaoThe beautiful landscape in Yuyao has given birth to countless heroes and figures, who bring glory to the place with a long history and splendid culture. It is said that here was the feudality of Shu, one offspring of Shun. Since the family name of Shun is Yao, the place belonged to his offspring was named as Yuyao. As early as 7000 years ago, people in Yuyao created "Hemudu Culture", honoured as the world culture treasure. Hence, Yuyao has become one of cradle of the Chinese Nation.

Hemudu Site,Museum of Hemudu Site

The Museum of the Hemudu Site is located on the side of Yaojian River in Hemudu Town,Hemudu Site Yuyao Municipality. It is one of "top 100 Patriotism Education Bases in China", with the name inscribed by President Jiang Zemin. The outline of the museum has a "dry-column style" architectural style. In the Museum there are "A-list in the World" on display such as the tallest cultivated rice in the world, dry-column architectures, barge pole, ancient whistle etc. and so on, all of which redisplay the original ecology environment of Hemudu and the living and working scenes of the primitive Hemudu men. The Hemudu Site, with 7,000-yearHemudu Site ancient civilization, is one of the cradles of the Chinese nation and the historical and cultural relics under state protection of China .The site was explored in 1973,and more than 6,700 cultural relics like tools of production, apparatus for living, original artworks, along with some skeletons, abundant cultivated rice, large-area wood construction relics, skeletons of domestice pigs, dogs, water buffaloes, wild animals, remains of collective fruits ,all of which receive the honor of " Hemudu Culture" in the World Culture.

Siming Mountain National Forest Park

Siming Mountain National Forest Park is located within the border of Singming Mountain Town, which is on the hillside of Siming Mountain in Yuyao. It covers an area of 6,500 hektares, Siming Mountain National Forest Parkand is a multifunctional forest park of generalized type at the national level for sunstroke preventing, holidays spending, tourism, conference, scientific and educational relaxation and body building .It is between 600 to 900 meters tall above the sea and climate there is unique. In summer the average temperature is 6℃—8℃ lower than that of plain areas and is really a cool world against hot summer. Old trees, beautiful mountains, continuous lakes, strange rocks and natural landscape disperse over all the areas, ecolourism shows a unique elegant demeanour. Main view spots are as follows: BO GU Rock - famous for its Water Curtain Cave being the top in China, Yangtian lake- the pearl of the mountain, Donggu Lake, Xiakeng Lake, Bailong Pool with three-side cliffs and springs etc. and so on. It is a good plan for turists to relax themselves in Siming Mountain Village for several days after touring. Siming MountainVillage is a reception center with facilities of all sorts and owns standard beds and big or small meeting rooms, in addition, there are entertainment center, tea rooms etc. and so on. The village offers a serious of farmhouse dishes and is especially famous for its delicious dishes made from blackcock, alpine vegetables and wild bamboo shoots.

Danshanchishui

Transportation: Yuyao, take a bus to south bus station, then take a direct bus to DanshanchishuiDanshanchishui landscape

Red Mountains and Waters, located in Shilin Village in Dalan Town, Yuyao Municipality, is a famous scenic site relying on canyon scenery, Taoism culture and the kaleidoscope of Ancient Mountain Village in East Zhejiang, and characteristic of its cliffs, odd rocks, ancient bridges, streams and splashing waterfall. It was honor of the Ninth Heaven by Taoist. The location of the view spots Shilin Village is well reserved compared to its natural form, where there are tall ancient trees, lush vegetation. Each August, with tomatoes hanging on the trees on the top and low mountains in and around the village, there seems to be numerous small red lanterns.

Longquan Mountain

Transportation:In Yuyao city, walking or taking a bus

Longquan Mountain, located in the center of the city, is 67.4 meters tall, and its perimeter is about two kilometers. Yuyao is close to the south of the mountain, where there is beautiful landscape. The sceneries of the whole city is in your eyes if you clime up the mountain and look around : the clean and clear east area of Yao River, the piled up mountains of south Siming Mountain, the relaxing fields and plains in the suburb, and on the mountains there are numerous odd stones, verdant forests, diverse buildings and booths and a great variety of historic relics, all of which make people impressive.

Longquan Mountain Longquan Mountain

Travel Guide

Half-day trip to Yuyao:
1.Ruiyun Building of the former residence of Wang Yangming --Hemudu Site
2.Hangzhou Bay Bridge--- Jade World Resort
One-day trip to Yuyao:
1.A Former Site of East Zhejiang Addministrative Office---Former Site of East Zhejiang Party Committee---Travel GuideSiming Mountain Revolutionary Martyrs Monument--- The Site of the Command of the Squadron of Guerrilla of the New Fourth Army in East Zhejiang---- Red Mountains and Waters
2. Red Mountains and Waters---Beixi Stream--- Siming Mountain National Forest Park
3. Longquan Mountain--- Ruiyun Building of the former residence of Wang Yangming---Hemudu Site
4. Jade Word Resort---Moushan Lake(taste hairy crabs)