Taozhu Scenic Spot

Updated: 2018-12-26

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Taozhu military ancient city is one of the 41 guard cities built on the southeast coast of Zhejiang province to defend against Japanese aggression in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is the best-preserved “Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” ancient city in China.

The “13 Islets in Taojiang River”, a scenic spot in Taozhu Town, Linhai, is located to the west of the East China Sea and the south of Sanmen County. It is only 30 km away from the southern Taizhou downtown. As a key part of both the provincial landscape and famous scenery in Taozhu and the National geopark in Linhai, the scenic spot is a complex of idyllic scenery, volcanic remains, fantastic rocks and numerous caves. 


Taozhu Scenic Spot [Photo/en.zjtz.gov.cn]

It has the 10 highlights of Taojiang landscape, a peacock pecking green, volcanoes, intertwined dragons at sea, the general’s relique, the beauty of Luke Restaurant, forest-like peaks along the Great Wall, skyscraping stone columns, mountains of sweet oranges and picturesque islets in the Taojiang River. 

The “13 Islets in Taojiang River” got its name as the farmland was divided by the river into 13 islets of different shapes and sizes. The scattered “13 islets” cover a total area of over 600 mu (40 hectares), with the largest one spanning 80 mu and the smallest one only 0.5 mu. The “13 islets” constitute a typical made up of 50 percent land and 50 percent water. 

A lot of peach trees were originally planted on the islets, so it was also named Taozhu Town. One of the most beautiful pastoral landscapes in China, the “13 Islets in Taojiang River” scenic spot boasts clear water, green farmland, red hills, black shadows and capricious colors.