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Tongzhou District, Nantong

Tongzhou
通州区
District
Tongzhou is located in Jiangsu
Tongzhou
Tongzhou
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Nantong
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Tongzhou District (simplified Chinese: 通州区; traditional Chinese: 通州區; pinyin: Tōngzhōu Qū), formerly Tongzhou City, is one of three urban districts of Nantong, Jiangsu province, China. It was a county-level city under the administration of Nantong until 2010, when it became a district of Nantong. As of 2010, Tongzhou had a population of 1,246,400.

Local culture

Shigang Town is located beside the Yangzi River where residents made a living mainly by salt making and fishing in ancient times. In 860, Yuhuangdian (玉皇殿) was built and six year later, the palace of Emperor Taizong of Tang was rebuilt as the Guangyuan Temple. From the Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, many temples were built in Shigang Town.[1]

Local specialities

Chinese: 西亭脆饼 Chinese: 大富豪啤酒 Chinese: 红木雕刻 Chinese: 正场熏肉 Chinese: 新中乳腐

References

  1. ^ http://www.tz.gov.cn/tzdz/showinfo/showinfo.aspx?infoid=b814db51-c741-4701-94f3-bf29e98c8f8a&categoryNum=028005002&siteid=1

External links

  • (English) (Chinese) "Illustrated Album of Yangzhou Prefecture", from 1573-1620, has illustrations of Tongzhou
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