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Jiaxing

 

Jiaxing lies in the northern Zhejiang province of the Yangtze River Delta of China. It is situated on the Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou Canal) - the longest man-made canal in the world. It neighbors Hangzhou to the southwest, Huzhou to the west, Shanghai to the northeast and the Jiangsu province to the north. With a subtropical monsoon climate, it enjoys abundant rainfall and sunshine.

Jiaxing serves as the juncture of the Hangzhou-Shanghai Railway and Shanghai-Hangzhou Highway. The 320 State Highway runs across the city and has been designated as a station of the proposed Shanghai-Hangzhou Maglev Train Line. The city is within the 1.5 hour circle of three major international airports, namely Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

As the place of origin for Majiabang Culture in the New Stone Age, Jiaxing's history can be traced back to over 7,000 years. In 242 A.D., it received its current name. With an abundance of fish and rice, it achieved great economic progress during the Sui Dynasty (AD581-618), due to the construction of the Hangzhou-to-Zhenjiang section of the Grand Canal.

Jiading has two famous lakes - South Lake and Nanbei Lake. Due to its geographic features, water towns make up much of Jiaxing's distinctive landscape. The most renowned water towns in Jiaxing are Wuzhen and Xitang. With a history of over 1,000 years, Wuzhen has profound historical and cultural heritage. Xitang is a historic town featuring Ming and Qing architecture. It was built along the river and has 27 stone bridges.

Jiaxing is famous for its rice-made snacks, such as glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in bamboo leaves. It holds the "Steamed Rice Dumpling Festival" every summer, which attracts numerous rice dumpling manufacturers.

Jiaxing Tourist Attractions

    Mo's Manor

    In the plain of the water town areas noted for its elegant classical gardens ...
    Nanbei Lake

    The Nanbei Lake is very famous in the southeast part of the China for its uni...
    Nan Hu (South Lake)

    The Lake gained its name for its location in the south of Jiaxing. In Tang Dy...
    Xitang Ancient Town

    Not far from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai is a beautiful town that seems...
 

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