February 12, 2021
Shaoxing is a city in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, straddling the Grand Canal and crossed by many waterways. It’s known for its locally produced rice wine. The classical gardens and shrine at the Orchid Pavilion honor 4th-century calligrapher Wang Xizhi. The city’s rich cultural history is also marked by native writer Lu Xun’s former residence, now a museum.
So what are the special places in Quzhou? Let’s take a look together!
It is located in the hometown of Lu Xun on the Lu Xun Middle Road in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province. It is a historical street with a unique Jiangnan style. It is an authentic place to interpret Lu Xun’s works, taste Lu Xun’s writings, and feel the real situation of Lu Xun. The hometown of Lu Xun in Shaoxing is the homeland where the great thinker, writer and revolutionary Lu Xun grew up in his early years. It is the most well-preserved historical block with the most cultural connotation and classic style of an ancient water town in the urban area. After more than 2 years of preservation and repair, Lu Xun’s hometown not only reproduces the original appearance of Lu Xun’s former residence, ancestral residence, Sanwei Bookstore, and Baicao Garden, but also sees the West Wing of Lu Xun’s ancestral residence that has never been opened to the outside world and the recently restored Zhoujia Xintai A number of ancient houses and historic sites related to Lu Xun, such as the gate, Shoujiataimen, Tugu Temple, and Lu Xun’s Customs Garden. On both sides of a narrow bluestone road, there is a pink wall and black tiles, bamboo silk gate, Lu Xun Ancestral Residence (Old Gate of Zhou Family), Lu Xun’s Former Residence (Xin Gate of Zhou Family), Baicao Garden, Sanwei Book House, Shoujia Gate, Tugu Temple Lu Xun’s Fengqing Garden and Xianheng Hotel are interspersed in between. A small river flows in front of Lu Xun’s former residence, and awning boats sway on the river. This scene cannot but remind people of some scenes in Lu Xun’s works.
Dayu Mausoleum is one of the important historical sites in Kuaiji Mountain and is a national cultural relics protection unit. Entering the scenic area, green water and green trees on both sides, set off against the Kuaiji Mountain, exudes a simple and elegant charm everywhere. After passing the Nine Dragon Altar, visitors can see a huge stone archway. The three characters “Dayu Mausoleum” on the upper engraving were written by Comrades after inspecting the Dayu Mausoleum on May 15, 1995. Leading to the Yuling Mausoleum is a walking shinto with a length of more than 350 meters, and at the end is Jiyu Square. There are buildings such as totem poles and Jiudingtai on the square, symbolizing the beliefs of ancient Yue ancestors, and it is also a venue for worshipping Dayu from various circles. There is a pool in front of Yu Temple, and in Tang Dynasty, He Zhizhang designated it as the release pool, named Yu Pool. To cross the Yuchi, one must pass an ancient stone bridge, the name Daocheng Bridge, which means that Dayu spent ten years in the field of water management, and finally completed. Enter the Lianxing Gate on the south side of the Yumiao Xiyuan Gate, and follow the stone slabs along the one-hundred-meter corridor that rises step by step along the mountain to reach the Dayu Tomb Stele Pavilion. There is a stone stele in the pavilion, which is inscribed with the three characters “Dayu Tomb” written by Nan Daji, the prefect of Shaoxing in the Ming Dynasty.
It is located in the city center. In addition to the Xishi Temple, the scenic spot also has the Chinese Ladies’ Hall, Fanli Temple, Folk Custom Hall, Zheng’s Ancestral Hall, and a shopping street lined up along the Huansha River. Xishi Temple The beautiful Xishi Temple is located at the foot of Ramluo Mountain and on the bank of Huansha River. The statue of Xi Shi, a peerless beauty, stands in the hall, surrounded by scenic spots such as the pond, Zheng Dan Memorial Pavilion, and Xianxian Pavilion. The Huanshazhijiang River, Huanshashi, Xishi Pavilion, the original “Huasha” by Xizhi Wang Xizhi, the trestle bridge and the curved gallery in front of the door make you nostalgic. Chinese Ladies Pavilion is a courtyard-style antique building with Jiangnan characteristics. It is located at the entrance area of Xishi’s hometown tourist area. It is an exhibition hall with famous Chinese women in the past. The exhibition hall has selected more than 100 ancient Chinese female characters. According to the characteristics of the characters, they are divided into seven units: four beauties, legendary goddesses, a hundred schools of history, talented ladies, heroines, four major folk tales, and Baimei Gallery. Fan Li Temple mainly displays Fan Li’s military and political talents, commercial talents, and life achievements. All buildings are composed of Fanli Temple, Caishen Temple, Kuixing Pavilion, Sanxing Temple and other related buildings, recreating the wonderful chapters of Fanli’s story in “Historical Records”. Zheng’s ancestral hall was built by the Zheng people who migrated from Pujiang County at that time at the foot of Jinji Mountain on the east bank of Huanjiang, which is known as the treasured land of Fengshui, to pay homage to the ancestors and hold meetings. The magnificent and magnificent construction of the Zheng’s ancestral hall is extremely particular. As early as 2500 years ago, the folklore museum was founded by Yunchang, the father of the Yue King Goujian. Since the establishment of the county in Qin Dynasty, it has never been abandoned. As the hometown of the beauty Xi Shi, the hometown of King Goujian, and the hometown of the patriotic village girl Zheng Dan and so on.
It is located in the mountains about 3 kilometers east of Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province. The lake is formed by long-term excavation of rocks and cliffs. The cliffs and strange rocks are abrupt and stretched for hundreds of meters. They embrace a lake and the water is clear in the sky. There are nine bridges and two holes on the lake. The landscape is in harmony, the hole orifice is in the wrong way, chiseled artificially, and naturally becomes interesting. There are Xiangji Pavilion and Tingyuan Pavilion by the lake. East Lake is about six kilometers east of the ancient city of Shaoxing. It is a famous garden with cliffs, caves, stone bridges and lake surfaces. It is one of the three famous lakes in Zhejiang Province. Although the East Lake is small, the wonders formed by its strange rocks and caves make the East Lake a rare “wonder in the lake” recognized by people in the tourism industry. The Transportation Corporation, a Japanese tourist agency, once conducted a questionnaire survey among Japanese tourists who visited both Hangzhou West Lake and Shaoxing East Lake. The impression of East Lake was better than that of West Lake. It can be seen that the praise of East Lake is not what Shaoxing people feel about themselves. The place where East Lake is located was originally a bluestone mountain. Qin Shihuang once drove and drank horses here during his eastward tour, so it was called Ruozhu Mountain. After the Han Dynasty, Ruoji Mountain became a rock quarry in Shaoxing. After thousands of years of chiseling and axe cutting, a special method was used to remove half of the green hills and formed cliffs over 50 meters high. The laborers usually go deep into the ground more than 20 meters, some even forty to fifty meters. Over time, a clear water pond with a length of more than 200 meters and a width of about 80 meters is formed. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, Shaoxing’s famous township Tao Junxuan had a unique vision. He used the quarry to build a wall and slightly widened the water surface to form the East Lake with mountains and rivers. After a century of artificial decoration, East Lake has become an ingenious landscape bonsai.
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