Jiaoshan Mountain

Jiaoshan Mountain, Zhenjiang

Jiaoshan Mountain
4.5
Lookouts • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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allencao3
Shanghai, China92 contributions
Top destination in Zhenjiang
Nov 2019
Spent a good two hours for a short trip in Jiaoshan. Great experience for those who are interested in Chinese history, culture or caligraphy.
Written November 18, 2019
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dragonflytw65
Palm Harbor, FL2,926 contributions
Wonderful four hours
Jun 2017 • Solo
It was very easy to get there by bus which cost the equivalent of $0.15. I purchased the ticket for the site in the building just off the street and headed to the dock. Once across the water, I started at the temple and was mesmerized by the peaceful setting. It was early and a weekday, so not crowded. After the temple, I spent four hours meandering and was able to see everything by chance. I had trouble following the maps that were posted throughout the site, but covered the area nonetheless. The pagoda was closed for painting according to my translator app that used the camera. I was beyond disappointed. I wasn't the only one, but found it hard to commiserate with the language barrier. The stone tablets were fascinating, the lotus ponds, beautiful and the history of the fort was interesting. The flower garden was a bit past the prime season, but still pretty. It was a wonderful way to spend four hours.
Written June 10, 2017
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Marrek7777
649 contributions
One of the three
Oct 2015
One of the three hills one should see being in Zhenjiang. Not too much people, nice view, typical architecture. And nothing more to do in this city.
Written May 19, 2016
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aoontheroad
Concord, NC22 contributions
Temple and gardens
Apr 2016 • Friends
The island is a wonderful place to spend part of a day taking in the grand history, beautiful gardens and temple. The hike up the mountain to the Pagoda is worth the effort but be prepared for a little climb. Construction was underway to make the experience even better but that did not spoil our day. Plan to spend several hours and you can still have time to enjoy the Ferry area another great destination just a few blocks away on the mainland.
Written April 28, 2016
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joelgs23
Shanghai, Shanghai, China180 contributions
Beautiful day trip, must see.
Feb 2016 • Family
The park is lovely and the temples are beautiful. If you like Buddhism, you'll love this place. Tickets to the park are 50 RMB, which includes the ferry ride to the island. The island itself is quite lovely, and decorated with many Buddhist temples and buildings. There are very few choices for food or snacks on the island, so it's best to bring something with you. The hike to the pagoda at the top of the mountain is not long but there are a many steps, fortunately there are many small places to stop and rest. The pagoda, perhaps the park's best site, closes around 4 so it's best to get their early (February, summer might be different).
Written February 10, 2016
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Danranzhai
Zagreb, Croatia40 contributions
A small Island Which you can spend a whole day
Jan 2016 • Couples
Jiaoshan is a small island. You need to purchase a ticket from the main land ticket booth and it cost only 25rmb (we got it half price as we are above 60 and the Chinese granted us the discount notwithstanding that we are not Chinese citizens, the full price is 50rmb, not as much as 100rmb as reflected in one of the review below).

The is a very tranquil island. We were very surprise that there were not many tourists despite it being a Sunday. One can slowly stroll in the island without the noise and disturbances normally associated with Chinese attraction.

The Calligraphy tablets, BeiLin, is the best I have seen after the Xian Tablet. In a way it is better as the tablets are displayed in a very orderly and spacious manner compared with the cramp and disorderly display in Xian BeiLin.

The small temple is also worth a visit. The fort reminded me how weak the Chinese were and was bullied by the British Empire. We did not climb the small hill as my wife was tired but we had a wonderful day in this small island.
Written January 4, 2016
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tensaisimon
Beijing, China271 contributions
Calligraphy Tablets
Sep 2015 • Couples
Jiaoshan boasts the 2nd largest beilin (numerous stone tablets with calligraphy insciptions) in China, ranking only after the one in Xi'an. But pitifully we could not stay long to appreciate the tablets, as mosquitoes on the island are ferocious.
Written September 5, 2015
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Ady W
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom7 contributions
My favorite of three famous mountains
Jul 2014 • Friends
I once spent two days in Zhenjiang.A beautiful city, a combination of the ancient and modern. I've been to three famous mountains in Zhenjiang, named Jinshan Mountain, Jiaoshan Mountain and Beigu Mountain. Jinshan is famous for the folklore, a really romantic but sad love story. Beigu Mountain has a profound cultural and historical background, but I don’t know much about the history of Three Kingdoms. Jiaoshan Mountain is the most attractive one. It is located on a small island in the Yangtze River so we took a ferry. The ticket only costs 100RMB (the price of ferry is covered). We stayed there for nearly one day to appreciate the steles and pavilions. The next day we went to Jinshan Temple, also an attractive place. And we went to eat the crystal trotter and pot cover noodles in a traditional restaurant. Taste delicious! Names are interesting, aren’t they?
Written September 10, 2014
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Raymond W
Townsville, Australia4,551 contributions
Emperor Qianlong Was Right
Aug 2014 • Couples
When the Qing Dynasty emperor, Qianglong, visited Zhenjiang in the late 18th century, he famously pronounced that he preferred Jiaoshan Hill to its more fancied Zhenjiang rival, Jinshan Hill. But having visited both, we are ready to side with the emperor: Jiaoshan Hill, actually an island floating in the Yangtze River, is more beautiful and relaxing. We recommend visiting both if you are in town, but you had to chose one or the other, chose Jiaoshan. "The floating jade" of this forested island is a welcome escape from the concrete jungles of Jiangsu.

The varied offerings include a 7-storey pagoda, a forest of stelae, a sweet osthmanthus garden, a former British fort from the days of the Opium War, and a weathered Buddhist temple with a sizable population of monks. All in all, any history buff should be able to spend a leisurely few hours enjoying these and other offerings.
Written August 7, 2014
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valerie b
Zhenjiang, China213 contributions
Quiet Beauty
Jun 2012 • Friends
This is a place to go to get some peace and quiet from the city. It is lovely to visit and the history with it is so interesting. The island tried to defend Zhenjiang again the British in the Opium War. A must see!
Written April 25, 2013
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