Tongzhou District, Nantong
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|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.
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.
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
- (English) (Chinese) "Illustrated Album of Yangzhou Prefecture", from 1573-1620, has illustrations of Tongzhou
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