Shaoxing is a perfect example of Chinese Jiangnan water town scenery. Surrounded by water, with many rivers crossing it, Shaoxing is known as "the Ancient Town on the Water". In Shaoxing, the wupeng boat is a unique method of transportation, which looks like the gondolas in Venice.
Three attractions in Shaoxing, with photos and descriptions, are listed as follows.
Most Popular Shaoxing Attractions
Orchid Pavilion Scenic Spot
Orchid Pavilion is located in the southwest of Shaoxing, 13 kilometers from the city center. In 353, a great calligrapher in ancient China – Wang Xizhi wrote the "Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Collection" th..
East Lake Scenic Area
Situated six kilometers east of the Shaoxing ancient city, East Lake is the place where you can see the artful combination of cliff, grotto, stone bridge and lake. It is a famed landscape garden as well as one ..
Big Buddha Temple of Xinchang
AccoladesPerhaps the favorite tourist spot for many foreigners in Shanghai and Zhejiang Province.1,600 year-old Buddha that is 15 meters (50 feet) tall.25 square kilometers of scenic areas, natural woods, tem..