Jingzhou is a prefecture-level city in Hubei Province, People's Republic of China located on the banks of the Yangtze River. It has been an important historical city for 6,000 years, and is particularly famous for being the capital for the State of Chu during the Waring States Period, and for its importance during the Three Kingdoms period.
Attractions in Jingzhou include the ancient city wall which features some statues of Three Kingdoms figures. There is also a view from the top of the wall of the Yangtze River, and the giant golden statue of Qu Yuan. The Jingzhou museum boasts a rich collection of arts and antiques, among which the most famous are the relics in Old Stone Age and New Stone Age, the antiques in East Zhou Dynasty (770BC-256BC) and those of Qin and Han Dynasty.
Things to See & Do
* Wulin Battlefield
* Huarong Path
* City Walls & city gates
* Jingzhou museum
* Guan Yu Temple
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 1,500,000 approx
Land Area – 1,400 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location – The port in Jingzhou is located on the Yangtze River.
Travel Links – Jinggzhou is linked to the Chinese train and bus network.
You can also travel by water to Shashi Port or to Shashi Airport by plane.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship’s arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.