About Jingmen Travel

Introduction:Located in the middle of Hubei Province, the boundary area between Jianghan Plain and the western Hubei mountainous area, Jingmen is a city under direct jurisdiction of Hubei Province. It..

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Jingmen Introduction

Located in the middle of Hubei Province, the boundary area between Jianghan Plain and the western Hubei mountainous area, Jingmen is a city under direct jurisdiction of Hubei Province. It covers an area of 14,200 square kms, with a population of 3 million. Jingmen is an important transportation pivot in central Hubei, through which Jiaoliu Railway, 207 National Highway, 318 High- way and Jingxiang Expressway. The Han River passes through five cities and counties under its jurisdiction.

Jingmen is a key production base for commodity grain, cotton and high-quality hybrid rape. It has established a good relationship with over 10 countries and areas in the world. Some foreign-invested ventures develop fast such as Sino-Malaysia venture, Jinlongquan Beer Group, and Sino-Malaysia venture, Diamond Mechanical (Hubei) Co. Ltd. The major scenic spots and cultural relics include Xian Tomb of Ming Dan, which is listed as the world cultural heritage, Dahongshan Scenic Spot, Kongshan Cave of Jingshan County and Huangxian Cave of Zhongxiang County.

Jingmen Traffic

Two highways go through Jingmen, the Jingmen-Yichang Highway and the Xiangfan-Jingzhou Highway. The Wuhan-Jingmen Highway is currently under construction. After its completion, the traveling time between Wuhan and Jingmen will be reduced to less than 2 hours. The National Highway 207 also passes through Jingmen City.

Jingmen interlinks the national Jiaozuo-Liuzhou Railway and the local Changjiangbu-Jingmen Railway. Travelling to Jingmen by railway is convenient, though not fast.

Taxi: The basic charge is 5RMB

Jingmen Festivals

The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.

The Spring Festival falls o­n the 1st day of the 1st lunar month, often o­ne month later than the Gregorian calendar. It originated in the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC-c. 1100 BC) from the people's sacrifice to gods and ancestors at the end of an old year and the beginning of a new o­ne.
Strictly speaking, the Spring Festival starts every year in the early days of the 12th lunar month and will last till the mid 1st lunar month of the next year. Of them, the most important days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days. The Chinese government now stipulates people have seven days off for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The Festival of Lanterns takes place at the end of the Chinese New Year Celebration, o­n the fifteenth day of the first moon.  Lanterns have been part of Chinese life for centuries so it's not surprising to see a festival of lanterns.  
People usually hang lanterns in the gardens, outside the houses, and o­n the boats.  These lanterns are signposts to guide guests and spirits of ancestors to the Lunar celebration.  After a sumptuous fifteen-day feast, these lanterns light the way for the spirits back to the world beyond.
Silk, paper and plastic lanterns vary in shape and size and are usually multi-colored. Some are in the shapes of butterflies, birds, flowers, and boats.  Other are shaped like dragon, fruit and animal symbols of that year.  The most popular type of lantern is the "horse-racing" o­ne, in which figures or animals rotate around the vertical axis of the lantern.
The special food for the Lantern Festival is Yuen Sin or Tong Yuen.  These are round dumplings made with sticky rice flour.  They can be filled and served as a sweet snack or made plain and cooked in a soup with vegetables, meat and dried shrimp.  The round shape of the dumpling is a symbol of wholeness, completeness and unity.
The Lantern Festival is an occasion for families to get together and for everyone--young, old, rich and poor to have fun.

Jingmen Service Telephones

Jingmen Tourism Bureau Tel: 0724-2333472
Jingmen City tourist complaints Tel: 0724-2333472
Hubei Tourism complaints Tel: 027-87124701
National Tourism complaints Tel:010-65275315

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