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Huzhou, located in the northern part of Zhejiang Province, is adjacent to Shanghai to the east, Hangzhou to the south, Tianmu Mountain to the west and Taihu Lake to the north. It faces Wuxi and Suzhou across the Taihu Lake. Shanghai and Hangzhou are 160 km and 75 km away, respectively.

The Hangzhou-Nanjing Highway, the State Highway 104, the Xuancheng-Hangzhou Railway and State Highway 318 link Huzhou with Hangzhou, Nanjing, Xuancheng, Shanghai, and other cities in east China. Huzhou is easily accessible by air, as the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and the Shanghai Pudong International Airport are within 1.5 hours'  drive from the city.

Huzhou has a subtropical, humid monsoon climate with an average temperature of 16 Centigrade. The weather is usually humid and pleasant. The lily is the city's official flower and the ginkgo tree is official tree.

Huzhou is a city with over 2,000 years of history. It has had several different names. In 248 BC, the State of Chu set up Gucheng County in the territory that is now Huzhou. Then in 222 BC and AD 266, Wucheng County and Wuxing Shire were successively founded. In AD 602, the name of the area was changed from Wuxing to Huzhou, which means "Lake Shire" in Chinese, for its adjacency to Taihu Lake. It was called Huzhou until 1912, when Huzhou was abolished and combined with Wucheng and Guian into Wuxing County. In 1949, Wuxing was divided into Huzhou City and Wuxing County. In 1983, Wuxing was promoted to a prefecture-level city.

Feiying Pagoda, Taihu Lake, Mogan Mountain, Tianmu Mountain, the Chinese Bamboo Sea and Longwang Mountain are the hottest scenic spots in Huzhou. Feiying Pagoda is a stone pagoda constructed during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). During the Song Dynasty (AD 960-1279), a bamboo pagoda was built to protect the stone one. Taihu Lake, the largest freshwater lake in the Yangtze River Plain, is famous for its unique limestone formations, which are used for decoration in gardens. Taihu Lake, due to its beautiful scenery, is always a popular scenic spot. Mogan Mountain lies in the west of Deqing, a county of Huzhou. It has a bamboo sea, many springs and great scenery, and is one of the famous summer resorts in China. The most characteristic local foods in the city include Taihu Lily Bulbs, the Ginkgo-nuts of Changxing County and Zisun Tea. Enjoying a humid monsoon climate, the city is an ideal place for visiting in spring and autumn.

Huzhou Tourist Attractions

    Feiying Pagoda

    The stone pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to restore Buddha re...

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