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Centrally locat­ed in east Chi­na and adjacent to Shanghai, the southeast coastal prov­ince of Zheji­ang is known for the serenity and elegance of its landscape, the rich­ness of its cultural heritage and its reputation as a 'Land of Fish and Meat', 'Land of Silk and Tea', 'Land of Cul­tural Relics' and 'Tourist Re­sort'. The Qiantang River divides the province in two. Famous mountains and riv­ers, ancient silk-producing towns, and places of cultural and historical interest (such as the Buddhist Kingdom on the Sea) combine to turn Zhejiang into a major tour­ist destination. There are 11 national scenic resorts in the province, including the West Lake of Hangzhou, the Thou­sand-Island Lake, and the Putuo Mountain, and 19 sites under protection as key na­tional cultural relics. Hang­zhou, Ningbo, Shaoxing and Zhoushan are major tourist cities. Local tourist programs focus on folklore, such as the tolling of bells to usher in the new year, the festival to watch the tidal bore of the Qiantang River, the In­ternational Boat Festival on the West Lake, the festival in honour of the Great Immor­tal Huang, the pilgrimage to the Putuo Mountain. Zhejiang Province