Xiandu scenic spot in Jinyun county in Lishui, Zhejiang province [Photo/lishui.gov.cn]Economy:
In 2020, Jinyun county in Lishui, Zhejiang province achieved a regional GDP of 24.34 billion yuan ($3.75 billion), at a growth rate of 5.5 percent.
Jinyun county, which dates back to the year 696, has jurisdiction over three subdistricts, seven towns and eight townships.
With its developed transport network of highways, freeways and railways, Jinyun is easy and convenient to travel to from all directions, which makes it possible for Jinyun to develop its economy and society in a preferable way.
In addition to its advantages in location and transport, Jinyun has its own characteristics. Jinyun ducks, dating back over 300 years, has advantages over other types of ducks in their growing period, egg production, feed savings and virus fighting. Since the 1980s and the beginning of reform and opening-up, Jinyun duck farming has been popular in some major areas such as Shanghai and Guangdong, which has brought great fame to Jinyun duck. Hence, Jinyun was awarded the title of "China Duck Town" by the State Council in 1997.
Xiandu scenic spot, a 4A level national tourist attraction in Jinyun county, is well known for its beautiful natural scenery. It has 160 peaks and 27 caves which have the reputation of being "like the unique stones of Huangshan Mountain, the steep mountains of Huashan Mountain and the beautiful scenery of Guilin". Dinghu Peak in the scenic spot is a 170.8-meter-tall stalagmite mountain in the shape of a huge bamboo shoot and is known as "No 1 peak", "No 1 stone" and "No 1 bamboo shoot" in the world.