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Jiaxing is situated in the northeast of Zhejiang, bordering Shanghai to the east, Hangzhou to the west, Suzhou to the north and Hangzhou Bay to the south. With exceptional natural resources, Jiaxing is known as “the Land of Fish and Rice” and “the Home of Silk”.

Jiaxing has a long marvelous history. In the Neolithic Age, its prehistoric ancestors cultivated the great Majiabang Culture (6,000 or 7,000 years ago), one of the direct sources of ancient Chinese civilization. It was said that at one time there were seven pagodas and eight temples in the city; some have been lost to time and some have remained.

The water scenery of Jiaxing is quite unique and marvelous. The myriad rivers and waterways crisscrossing, the whole city was divided into sections. The ancient Wuzhen and Xitang towns display the prosperous water town culture of southern China. Together with Nanxun and a number of Jiangsu's water towns, Wuzhen received a UNESCO Asian-Pacific Heritage Award for its preservation of traditional architecture.

The South Lake, the Nanbei Lake and the Donghu Lake are the three most famous lakes in Jiaxing. The South Lake is known as “a place of graceful water and bird-watching”. The renowned Qiantang River tidal bore is an essential part of Jiaxing’s tourism. The Qiantang River Tidal Bore Festival is held every August 15thon the Chinese lunar calendar in the town of Yanguan.

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  • As you travel through Southern China, you may come across many ancient towns and sites. Wuzhen Ancient Town, located in the northern part of Zhejiang province, west of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, is not a typical one; with distinctive features and a history of over 6000 years, it is listed as AAAAA scenic area. In China, a rating system that...
  • Unlike other well-known Jiangnan towns, Yuehe Old Street is tranquil and elegant with no bustling, boisterous crowds. Strolling down the road usually gives one the feeling of having time-travelled back to the old days. The crisscrossing alleys are also similar to those paved during the Republic of China period, such as Zhongji Road and Beijing...
  • Xitang, a National AAAA Level scenic resort town in Jiashan County of the Zhejiang Province, represents one of the most renowned historical and cultural areas in China. Xitang is also a charming scenic spot favored by photographers and film-makers, and is located at the junction of three provinces – Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai.An ancient town...
  • Qiantang Family is the most well-known restaurant in Jiaxing. It is situated under Yongning Bridge which is a very good location where customers can see the long hall along the small river. You can get the beautiful views standing in the balconies along the river.The restaurant was originally built with the capacity of 150 customers, offering the...
  • Stinky Tofu is a traditional Chinese snack that has been popular among folks for hundreds of years. As one of the representations of Chinese snacks, stinky tofu is highly recommended due to its deep cultural connotations.Granny Stink Tofu smells not very good but tastes quite delicious. It is steamed to be tender and smooth, fried to be crispy...
  • Boat Meals, cooked on the boat, is quite a delicacy to have while travelling on the water. It is a perfect combination of tourism and gourmet, which made boat meals particularly popular in Jiangnan water township like Wuxi, Suzhou, Jiaxing and so on. Originated from Jiangnan and improved for generations by those dedicated boatwomen, Boat Meals...
  • Located next to Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway, Fuyue Hotel is a 5-star property featuring luxurious accommodation with well-equipped facilities and elegant decoration. It offers a business centre of 1,500 square metres with 10 meeting rooms, an indoor swimming pool and a library. Airport shuttle is provided. Hotel Fuyue is a 15-minute drive from...
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jiaxing is located in the Xiuzhou District and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. The famous Jiangnan garden architecture and the unique music fountain at the front gate makes this hotel an ideal place to unwind in the city.Enjoy close proximity to government buildings, local attractions, and a wealth of shopping...
  • Jiaxing Sunshine Hotel is a five-star hotel with the latest modern style in the city of Jiaxing. As one of the landmarks in the metropolitan of Jiaxing, it is situated in the shopping center, close to the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. Both modern lives and ancient culture will always be there for tourists.The hotel offers 203 rooms and suites with...
  • Xitang, formerly called Xietang or Pingchuan, is located at the juncture of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai, 10km away from Jiashan City. As a birthplace of Wu and Yue culture, Xitang has a rich historical background, and is one of the six ancient towns in Jiangnan. In the Spring and Autumn Period, this town was on the border of Wu and Yue, and was called the root of Wu and the corner of Yue. On 8th Oct, 2003, Xitang was listed as the first batch of China Famous Historical and Cultural Towns.

  • Red always reminds Chinese people of the tortuous revolution of Communist Party of China.  At this time, people cannot help stepping into the holy places of revolution to reminisce about the history and show fratitude to revolutionary martyrs. Here are some holy places of red culture tourism in Zhejiang (Red Culture refers to the culture created during the years of revolutions and wars by the Communist Party of China, revolutionaries and common people.).


  • To buy Leather goods, to Haining City. As leather production bases go, Haining China Leather City has a popular moniker that seems to have struck the right sense of proportion: "leather capital of China". Its leather industry took off in the 1980s. Linking production with marketing, the City helps to expand Haining's influence, bring about product upgrades and better branding.