Lishui is a prefecture-level city in the southwest part of Zhejiang province. It borders Quzhou, Jinhua, and Taizhou to the north, Wenzhou to the southeast, and the province of Fujian to the southwest. The name of the city literally means "Beautiful Water", and the pronunciation of its first character is "lí", not the usual "lì".
Air: Wenzhou Airport is 150 kilometers away from Lishui City and 70 kilometers from Qingtina County.
Train: The Jinwen railway runs through Lishui, linking closely with Wenzhou airport and the ten-thousand-ton seaport.
Bus: Lishui has an excellent bus system and most buses run between 05:10 am and 10:00 pm.
Historical sites and sightseeing opportunities
Lishui is famous for its mountains, forests, and rivers and has many beautiful landscapes and cultural sites.
- Yan Yu Lou (misty rain tower)
- Fengyangshan-Baishanzu National Natural Resort
- Shishi Temple: Shishi Temple is a wooden structure built during the Song and Yuan Dynasties (AD 960-1368).
- Mini Three Gorges
- Rouge Lake
- Fujiabian Plum Garden
- East Lushan Forest Park
Majin Shopping Mall
Lvching Wholesale Center
There are several characteristic local dishes in Lishui that you should try.
- Jade Mutton Roll
- Anren Fish with Bean-curd
- Xian Cai Hot Pot
If you miss western food, don’t worry- there are Kentucky Fried Chickens, McDonald’s, and Pizza Hut in Lishui, but definitely check out some menu items that you won’t find outside of Asia!