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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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Wuzhen Water Town
13,170 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Wuzhen is an ancient town with over 1300 years of history. It was the filming location for the popular television drama Si Shui Nianhua starring Huang Lei and Liu Ruoying. The town is full of classic bridges, canals, and many elegant residences in the Jiangnan style particular to the region south of the Yangtze River. Here, a rich variety of culinary specialties abounds in a laid-back setting. This is a prime location for experiencing classic Jiangnan water scenery. Today, Wuzhen has two major scenic areas: East Gate and West Gate, where you can soak in the small-town atmosphere and sample local snacks like stinky tofu, “victory cake” (dingsheng bing), or “sister-in-law cake” (gusao bing). You can visit the historic Zhaoming Library or old post office. Of course, you have to see the town from one of the traditional canal boats, and you can't miss seeing the night-time beauty of West Gate.
Xitang Scenic Area
10,263 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Xitang is a famous old town in Zhejiang Province where you can come to embrace the slow paced life. You can drink tea at a local teahouse, listen to Chinese opera and sit on a rowboat to explore the ancient town of Jiangnan. Xitang is also a filming location for movies and television dramas. Fans of the movie “Mission Impossible 3” will vividly remember Tom Cruise running through these corridors. The Xitang night scenery is also something not to be missed. In the evening, ride the boat to immerse yourself in the night atmosphere of Xitang, or take a walk along the corridors filled with red lanterns. There is also a bar street at Xitang East Street.
West Gate
6,740 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
More refined and tranquil than East Gate, West Gate contains the essence of Wuzhen. Here, elegant old buildings stand next to the water, creating the classic scenery of a Jiangnan water town with its small bridges and canals. The cafes and small shops dotting its streets and lanes are infused with a cultural and artistic sensibility. A night-time cruise of West Gate on a canal boat is highly recommended. Viewing the Jiangnan water scene in lantern light with the soft sound of the oar in the water is especially enchanting and will keep you enthralled.
East Gate
1,771 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
East Gate was the main filming location for the television drama Si Shui Nianhua. Simple ancient residences are spread along the riverbank. Many locals still live here, so it is a great place to experience the local flavor. Stroll the streets, catch a shadow play, and listen to the sounds of flower drums. Experience the atmosphere of life in an ancient town in Jiangnan, the famous region south of the Yangtze River. Experience more of the tranquil life of the water villagers by taking a ride in a traditional covered canal boat after you visit the former home of famous PRC novelist Mao Dun or the tenth-century Taoist temple Xiuzhenguan.

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