Day 1: Visit Jiuli Scenic Area in the morning and Zhenjiang Vinegar Culture Museum in the afternoon, tour Xijin Ferry and stay in Xijin Ferry at night;
Day 2: Visit Baohua Mountain Scenic Area in the morning, Maoshan Scenic Area in the afternoon, and return.
Jiuli Scenic Area
With profound history and culture, Jiuli Scenic Area is the hometown of Ji Zi and the birthplace of ancient Wu culture. The scenic area has the main attractions like Jizi Temple, Ten-character Tombstone, corridor pavilions, theater building, Guanyin Shrine, Boiling Wells, Jihe Bridge, memorial archways, etc., as well as the Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition Hall, Jiuli Farming Culture Exhibition Hall, Laoshe Teahouse and so on.
China Vinegar Culture Museum
The welcoming fragrance of vinegar is the unique feature of the museum, which comprehensively shows people the vinegar culture, tells its connotation and history. You can learn the history of vinegar culture here and personally go through the whole process of hand-making vinegar.
Xijin Ferry Ancient Street
Xijin Ferry Ancient Street has Zhenjiang’s most cultural relics and historic sites in which they are well preserved and most concentrated, and it is the "cultural core" of Zhenjiang which is a famous historical and cultural city. At present, there are more than ten intangible cultural heritages in the ancient street, including Zhenjiang Hengshun Aromatic Vinegar brewing technique, Zhenjiang pot cover noodle cooking technique, Tai-ping Ni-jiaojiao, Sun-style Tai Chi, Tanglao Yizhengzhai plaster making technique and so on.
Baohua Mountain is known for four wonders: “beauty of forest at the foot of the mountain, wonderful ridges and peaks, deep caves and valleys, and the spectacle of misty clouds”. Ancient trees, streams, shade, clouds, caves, springs and fallen leaves are all over the mountain. The content of negative oxygen ions in the air is as high as 20,000 per cubic centimeter, which makes it a natural oxygen bar. The Qianhua Ancient Village down the mountain, built in the architectural style of Ming and Qing Dynasties, is a living demonstration of Chinese folk culture such as acrobatics, conjuring tricks, great food and ancient city life.
Maoshan Mountain, with its ranges of peaks, clouds and mist, is famous for its magical legends. The story goes that Emperor Qin Shihuang once visited Maoshan Mountain in search of immortality, leaving behind the reputation of "The Immortal’s Mansion of Qin and Han Dynasties". Maoshan Mountain is the birthplace of the "Shangqing School" of Taoism, and is regarded as "the eighth heavenly abode and the blessed land". Nowadays, more and more people are coming here, walking the tree-lined paths between hills, breathing the refreshing air, and meditate on the philosophical enlightenment of this life and the next together with the Taoist priests, so that they also have the good life of the immortal.