Zhejiang Province is situated along the shore of the East Sea. It has a total area of over 100,000 square kilometers (38,600 square miles) and a population of 46 million. Zhejiang is home to many minority ethnic groups including Han, Hui, Manchu and Miao. Zhejiang is the province with the most islands in China, with more than 200 islands along its coast.
Zhejiang is not only a marvelous scenic travel destination, but is also known as a land of fish and rice, and the beautiful silk. West Lake Longjing (green tea) has been awarded the highest prestige in comparison with various kinds of Chinese green teas at home and from abroad. Areas around Hangzhou, Huzhou, and Jiaxing are the main places of silk production. Zhejiang is also the place of Chinese celadon origin. As far back as the 11th and 12th centuries, there were two famous kilns in Zhejiang, Longquan Kiln and Hangzhou Official Kiln