Jingzhou Travel Guide
Area: 5,446 square miles (14,104 square kilometers)
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu, Tujia, Miao and Mongolian
Location: Situated at the Jianghan Plain, Jingzhou is close to the Golden Waterway, with Wuhan to the east, Yichang south, and Jingmen city north, as well as bordering on the Three Gorges
Neighboring Areas: Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Henan provinces
Ancient City of Jingzhou
Mountains: Mt. Balingshan
Rivers: Honghu Lake, Juzhanghe River, Changhu Lake, Songzihe River, Jingjiang River, Huduhe River
How to Get to Jingzhou
Jingzhou has subtropical humid monsoon climate with four seasons clearly demarcated. Cloudy and sunny days are not certain in spring, it is humid and hot in summer, fine autumns, and dry cold winter. There is plenty of sunshine in Jingzhou and the frost free period is 220-300 days.
Average Temperature: 16 C (61 F) annually
Rainfall: plenty of rain, annual even precipitation 1200 mm; concentrated on June, July and August, as well as spring
When to go: Spring and Autumn are the best period to see Jingzhou.
Jingzhou Travel Tips
History: a cultural ancient city with 2000 years history with the reputation of "the finest under heaven, being overwhelmed by 9 divisions"; one of the cradles of Chu Culture, and used to be the capital of the Chu State during the Spring and Autumn Period for totally 20 emperors; in Northern and Southern dynasty, the capital of Qihedi, Liangyuandi, the Later Liang; in Five Dynasties, the capital of the Nanping State
Physical Features: higher west and lower east; densely cover by the network of waterway, as well as lakes; with winding river course
Local Highlights: the Shashi Jing Satin; the Shashi basin and plate golden painted
Jingzhou International Dragon Boat Festival: It is held in the first week of May for the memorial of Qu Yuan, a famous patriot of Chu State who jumped into the Miluo River.
Related Hiking Tour Itinerary: Jingzhou Trip
The bullet trains all start from Beijing West Railway Station. The duration is 6 to 7 hours. The train schedules are 08:30, 09:40 and 12:51. The ticket fare of first class seat is CNY900 and second class seat is CNY580.
And do you start from Lusaka?
If yes, you can fly to Dubai first and then transfer the flight to Beijing Capital Airport. Then take airport shuttle bus line 7 to get to West Railway Station. After that, take bullet train to get to JZ Railway Station. Then take a taxi to find your campus. The fare is CNY 20 to 30.
Alternatively, there is a long-distance bus at Liuliqiao Bus Station. It takes around 15 hours and costs CNY260 per person.