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Highway Information

The main lines of Taizhou are the highway network of the expressway and national highway. YongTaiwen Expressway, Shangyu-Sanmen Expressway, National Highway 104 and Taizhou-Jinhua Expressway, JinTai Railway, the last two under construction, are running across the city. Any two urban districts in Taizhou are within 45 minutes' drive and it takes only 2 hours and 4 hours respectively to Hangzhou and Shanghai.

Flight Information

Taizhou Luqiao Airport has flights leading to more than ten domestic cities as Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Wuhan, Nanjing, Chongqing, Changsha, etc. The new airport of Taizhou is in course of preparing to establish.

Harbor Information

Taizhou has been an important port for foreign exchange throughout history. As early as 230 A.D., the first voyage to Yizhou (Taiwan) was made from Zhang'an (north part of Haimen Port in Taizhou downtown), marking the beginning of China's exercise of jurisdiction over Taiwan. Taizhou now has 21 ports of varied sizes, forming a framework of "Three Bays and Three Harbors" with Haimen Harbor at Taizhou Bay, Jiantiao Harbor at Sanmen Bay and Damaiyu Harbor at Yueqing Bay forming the main harbor areas. Haimen Harbor, with a long history of over 1,000 years, has become the key seaport of Southeast China for foreign trade since the 19th century, and was visited by Japanese trading ships as early as in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). In 1989, the State Council approved Haimen Harbor to be one of the ports open to foreign shipping in China. Approved by the National Transportation Ministry, all the ports in Taizhou were renamed as Taizhou Harbor, and meanwhile Taizhou Harbor was allowed to develop into a multifunctional comprehensive modernized international port with Haimen Harbor as the center and Damaiyu Harbor and Jiantiao Harbor as its two wings in 2001. Haimen Harbor Area, with a straight coastal line, a broad harbor basin and a total planned coastal line of 4500m. By both southern and northern parts, have now 81 wharves of different tonnages, 20 of which allow tonnages ranging from 1,000 to 10,000 tons. It has an annual handling capacity of 20 million tons, and regularly ships international containers. Damaiyu Harbor Area is listed as a nationally Type-II port. Jiantiao Harbor Area was once called "an important port of industry" by Dr. Sun Yatsen and named as "the ninth fishing port of the Orient in the future" in his work "the State Projects". With a depth of over 10 meters but no silt all the year, Damaiyu Harbor Area and Jiantiao Harbor Area boast 22 wharves of many thousands of tonnages, 1 multifunctional wharf of 20 thousand tonnages, and has the capacity to build more than 20 additional berths of 50,000 to 100,000 tonnages.

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