Jingzhou has been a transportation hub and distribution center of commodities since ancient times. As early as 6,000 years ago human activities began in Jingzhou, creating the Daxi culture.
The ancient city of Jingzhou is what is now Jiangling District of Jingzhou City. It is situated in the middle reaches of the Chang Jiang, a strategic place of military importance since ancient times.
Jingzhou was the capital of 20 kings over 411 years of the State of Chu during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States of the Zhou Dynasty.
The city is said to have been built with earth by Guan Yu in the Three Kingdoms period. During the Southern and Northern Dynasties period, it was the capital of Qihedi, Liangyuandi, the Later Liang; in Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, it was the capital of the Nanping State.
The currency used in China is the Renminbi Yuan (RMB)