As a strategic region of the Yangtze River, Jiao Mountain has
frequently been a battleground since ancient times. The patriotic
officer Han Shizhong of Southern Song Dynasty and his army once
stationed here to fight against the army of Jin Dynasty. In 1275, a
crucial battle took place around the mountain between Song and Yuan
armies. In modern history, the Chinese army used it as a defensive
fortress. The old battle stations in Jiao Mountain have proven the
heroic spirit of Zhenjiang people.
In addition, to the north of Jiao Mountain are Songliao Hill and Yi
Hill standing in the river. These hills formed the gateway of the
ancient Yangtze River into the sea. During the Qin and Han
Dynasties, Zhenjiang Guangling tide was comparable to today's tidal
bore on the Qiantang River.
Specialty: Jiao Mountain is famous for the "Four Ancients." The ancient
temple (Dinghui Temple) was built in the Ming Dynasty, with quaint
green tiles and red railings. Ancient trees were planted behind
Shuipan Temple on the mountainside during the period of Six
Dynasties, and added to in the Song Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty.
The trees have odd and crooked trunks, which create a serene
natural environment for travelers to delight in. The temple's
ancient relics, such as inscriptions and calligraphies, also create
a sense of wonder.
Travelers can take No. 4 bus from the train station. No. 104 and
123 buses are available between Jiao Mountain and Gold Hill.