Shaoxing ([ʂâuɕíŋ] ( listen); Chinese: 绍兴) is a prefecture-level city on the southern shore of Hangzhou Bay in eastern Zhejiang province, China. It was formerly known as Kuaiji and Shanyin and abbreviated in Chinese as 越 (Yuè) from the area's former inhabitants. Located on the south bank of the Qiantang River estuary, it borders Ningbo to the east, Taizhou to the southeast, Jinhua to the southwest, and Hangzhou to the west. As of 2010, its population was 4,912,339 inhabitants. Among which, 1,914,683 (Keqiao and Yuecheng districts) lived in the built-up metropolitan area of Hangzhou-Shaoxing, with a total of 8,156,154 inhabitants.
Restaurants in Shaoxing
4 based on 221 reviews
4 based on 102 reviews
East Lake of Shaoxing is very different from the numerous other lakes and ponds we have seen in China due to its unusual history. This is a lake garden which was created when an abandoned quarry slowly filled up with rainwater. It has gradually been transformed into a unique cultural landscape, with little pavilions with poetic names such as "Chilly Green Pavilion" added.
You can ride past the main 'sights' in picturesque little boats. Alternatively, you can just walk around the grounds and stop in the pavilions or under the trees along the way to admire the view. Entrance costs 40 yuan for pedestrians and 85 yuan per person if you want to catch a boat around the site. Both seem feasible options.
4.5 based on 126 reviews
This is the same kind of street you find in other Chinese towns. It is sanitized reconstruction that, while nice to look at, has very little to offer that you cannot find elsewhere. It mostly sells calligraphy decorated fans and a few other souvenirs. It is OK, but unless you have a strong interest in the early life of Lu Xun (who only lived there until he was 17) and are visiting his childhood home, there is no need to go there. If you go north a little to where Tishan Bridge is you will find a genuine example of a classic neighbourhood without the commercial stuff that you find at Luxun Lu.
4 based on 90 reviews
In terms of Shaoxing tourism, it seems that the Lu Xun house is easily the biggest drawcard, but for us, we preferred the Shen Yuan (Shen Garden). This ancient garden is many hundreds of years older than the LuXun Hometown. In fact, archaeological excavation suggests that this was already a garden during the Tang Dynasty, 1000 years ago.
On display is a large lotus-pond surrounded by weathered old timber pavilions. This whole area is a very appealing play to just sit and relax and admire the scenery. There is a second section which has a greenish pond surrounded by willows and elaborate rockeries. This is one of the oldest and most appealiing Jiangnan (south of the Yangtze classical gardens).
4 based on 62 reviews
It is considered one of the most popular tourist spots in Shaoxing, an ancient city in Zhejiang China. A famous Chinese calligrapher by the name of Wang Xi Zhi is one of the attendees in this Orchid Pavilion where he meet up with over 20 calligraphers and poets wherein they finished up goblets of wine whilst writing poems.
4 based on 46 reviews
4 based on 42 reviews
A modern building with lots of dry exhibits all with only Chinese captions, there are better thing around to see but it is free entry
4 based on 41 reviews
Historical street, only some teahouses and some souvenir stores. Not too long, and seems not so many people come here. Can have some walk or riding rickshaw to enjoy this street, behind the street, there is a canal, so you can have canal's view from those teahouses. You may take a Wupeng-boat through the canal from City Square...
4 based on 29 reviews
Not a big area, but there are some old buildings with old people live inside around this area.
There is a Catholic church just near the bridge. Not so many tourist come here, sometimes there are couples have some photos e.g. weeding photos here. Firstly, I did not understand why this bridge could be so famous, then a local old man told me: "This bridge had 4 sides of stairs, and when you saw two of them from each side, it would like the chinese letter of eight (Ba Zi). "
4 based on 47 reviews
It's located right next to Lu Xun housing complex. You can learn something about how traditional private community school looks like. However, insufficient information is a drawback. Government needs a little bit more work.
ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.