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Lying in the transitional zone of hills between the Jianghan Plain and the Central Plains, Suizhou is a city of military importance in the north of Hubei Province.

Being a national level historical and cultural city, Suizhou is the birthplace of the primogenitor of the Chinese people, Emperor Yan, who created tillage, planted corns, tasted different herbs and promoted trade, thus creating the farming civilization of the Chinese nation. The Serial Bells of Marquise Yi of Zeng, unearthed in the drum-beating mound in the west of the city, overwhelmed the world, and is reputed as a wonder of the world music history. The city was once the fiefdom of Yang Jian, Emperor Yangdi of the Sui Dynasty (581-618), and the dynasty was named after Suizhou. Suizhou has a beautiful scenery of mountains, with Dahong Mountain, Tongbai Mountain, Zhonghua Mountain, the Hujia River, and the Fengjiang River tourist resorts famous home and abroad. Li Bai, a great poet of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), once wrote a poem to admire the scenic beauty here. Dahong Mountain combines steep peaks, elegant hills, quiet forests, odd caves, sweet springs and beautiful lakes, and is a national level tourist destination. With sweeping willows on both banks and fishing boats floating on the water, the Fengjiang River and the Xujia River Reservoir are reputed as the Park on the Water. The three ancient passes, namely Pingjing, Huangtu and Wusheng, are located in places of strategic importance, and look magnificent and splendid.

Suizhou has a vast land and is rich in resources. The whole city features the terrain of seven mountains, one water, and two pieces of fields, and teems with grains and cottons. Many special products are produced here, like tealeaves, mushrooms, ginkgoes, golden candied date, golden-head centipede, and balloonflower roots, etc.

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