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About Jiaxing

Jiaxing, one of the birthplaces of the Communist Party of China, is famous for South Lake. The landscape here is elegant and beautiful, and many renowned people have gathered here over the years. It is a famous city of history and culture that displays the patchwork of waterways typical of the region south of the Yangtze. Since ancient times, Jiaxing has produced many great personages. Shen Junru, Wang Guowei, Mao Dun, Xu Zhimo, and others are all cultural figures who enjoy great prestige in Chinese history. In Jiaxing, you can watch the world-famous Haining tides at the Qian River, enjoy the scenic area North and South Lake, or slowly stroll through the ancient silk towns to get a sense of the unique charm of the southern Chinese waterways.

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South Lake Scenic Spot
1,552 Reviews
South Lake is named for its location in the south of Jiaxing city. It is also one of "the 3 famous lakes in Jiangnan" along with Xuanwu lake in Nanjing, and West Lake in Hangzhou. Not only is it a scenic area, it's also an important revolutionary memorial site in the modern history of China. In 1921, the Communist Party of China was founded while on a tourist boat on South Lake in Jiaxing. If you find yourself along the lake on a rainy day, don't miss the sight of mist rising up over the lake. You can also rent a boat and go out on the lake to enjoy the views.
Meihuazhou Scenic Area
910 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Meihuazhou is located in Fengqiao Town, Nanhu District, Jiaxing City. It is an archaize scenic spot with Ming and Qing architecture. The scenic area is built by the river. Believers are always seen meditating in the Shifo Temple, adding a bit of Zen to this place. You can enjoy some outdor activities like CS field battles and outdoor barbeques in the picking garden.
Yuehe Historic District
400 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Yuehe Historic District is situated near Zhongji Road, Nanhu District, Jiaxing. It used to be a flourishing industry and business spot in Jiaxing. In the neighborhood, traditional residences are built along water and ancient streets and lanes criss-cross. Rivers, ancient bridges, narrow lanes, old folk houses, galleries of all kinds are restored and display the style of ancient water town. Numerous hundred-year-old names have transmitted the prosperity of the old "Jiang'nan Fucheng" in ancient Jiaxing.
Yanyu (Smoke and Rain) Building
80 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Loaning its beautiful name to the park and associated gardens on the island, the Yanyu Building is one of the main buildings on the island in Jiaxing's South Lake. This two-story building was constructed on a north-south axis with a main hall and numerous smaller rooms. On the second floor, there is an inscribed plaque by the Qianlong Emperor declaring it the "Smoke and Rain Building." To the east of the building is the Qingyang Book House and to the west lies a small hill. An octagonal pavilion is located to the northeast, a square pavilion to the southeast and a giant boulder to the southwest. The hexagonal Yi Pavilion sits on top of the giant boulder. In the summer and autumn the air is so full of rain and mist, it appears to be a subliminal landscape painting.

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