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Shaoxing is the hometown of Lu Xun, and his former residence, the Three Tastes Studio, and Hundred Grass Garden from the time of Lu Xun's life are all preserved here. In Lu Xun Town you can see performances by such characters as Sister Xianglin and Ah Q to enter deeper into the tales of Lu Xun's life. Shaoxing is also the hometown of Chinese yellow wine. The local China Yellow Wine Museum will reveal to you the wine's ancient historical and cultural essence. If interested, you can have “a bowl of hot fragrant yellow wine and a delightful dish of fennel broad beans.”
Keyan Scenic Area is centered on the “Ke Yan Scenic Area” and is home to four scenic spots: Ke Rock Buddha, Keyan Mirror Bay, Keyan Scholars Court, and Ke Yan Yuanshan Park. Among them, the "Tiangong Great Buddha" and "Qiyun Stone Drum" are special. It is said that the “Tiangong Great Buddha” was built in the Sui Dynasty, was completed in the early Tang Dynasty, with three generations of masons. It was 20.8 meters high, and there is a walkway between the two ears. It is one of the four major stone Buddhas in Zhejiang.
Lu Xun Native Place is a historic street in Shaoxing where the writer Lu Xun spent his childhood years. This area not only retains many old buildings from the past, but also boasts restorations of locations penned by Lu Xun, such as Tugu Ancestral Hall and Shoujiataimen. Other locations from childhood textbooks, such as Baicao Garden and Sanwei College, can also be found here. Along the main street, you can walk into the former residence of Lu Xun to visit the place where he was born, and you can also go to Baicao Garden or Sanwei College to see the desks used by the young Lu Xun during his studies. Of course, you can also go to the Xianheng Hotel and take a picture with the bronze statue of Kong Yiji, eat some fennel beans, drink a bowl of yellow wine, and relax a little, Shaoxing style.
The Shen Garden is the romantic garden location immortalized by the Song Dynasty poet Lu You in his famous tragic poem, "The Hairpin of the Golden Phoenix", addressed to his star-crossed lover (and ex-wife), Tang Wan. When people come to the Shen Garden, they do so not only to appreciate the classically elegant and historic garden but also to reflect on the burning love Lu You felt for his wife. During daylight hours, visitors come to marvel at the garden's many beautiful buildings. Once night falls, however, Shen Garden's Shaoxing Pavilion hosts all sorts of not-to-be-missed performances.
The Wu Xie Scenic Area is located about 20 km west of Zhuji city. It is divided into the Wu Xie Lake Area, the Taoyuan Area, the Dongyuan Area and the Xiyuan Area. "Xie" refers to the local waterfall. The large waterfall within the scenic area is its most popular attraction. Wu Xie has something for every season. In the summer, take a dip in the lake. In the fall, you can gaze at the colorful leaves. In the winter, you can come look at the beautiful ginkos.