April 2, 2021

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Top 4 tourist attractions in Jiashan,China(Jiaxing Part 5)

Jiashan is a city in the north of Zhejiang Province, bordering Shanghai to the northeast and Jiangsu province to the north. It is administered by the prefecture-level city of Jiaxing. Jiashan is nicknamed “The Land of Fish and Rice”, and is 80 km (50 mi) southwest of central Shanghai, 95 km (59 mi) east of Hangzhou, and 90 km (56 mi) south of Suzhou. The city seat is located on 126 People Avenue, Weitang Town.

So what are the special places in Jiashan? Let’s take a look together!

 1. Xitang Ancient Town Tourist Attraction

The ancient town of Xitang is located in Jiashan, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, 11 kilometers away from Jiashan County. Xitang is an ancient town with a thousand years of history and culture. As early as the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, it was the place where Wu and Yue intersected, so it was called “Wu Gen Yue Jiao” and “Yue Jiao Family”. By the Yuan Dynasty, a market was initially formed. The biggest difference between Xitang and other ancient water towns is that the streets near the river in the ancient town have corridors, with a total length of nearly one thousand meters, just like the promenade of the Summer Palace. Traveling in Xitang, you won’t be exposed to rain on a rainy day, and you won’t get the sun on a sunny day. Xiaoqiaoliushui people are the characteristics of a water town. The tourism environment and public security of Xitang are relatively good, the folk customs are simple, and the sanitation is relatively good. Many residents of Linhe use mop cloth to scrub the ground of the promenade. Xitang has a long history, flat terrain and dense rivers. It is one of the birthplaces of ancient Wuyue culture. Highlights: Xitang has 9 rivers converging in the town area, dividing the town area into 8 plates, and 24 stone bridges connecting the five areas of the ancient town into one piece. Most of these ancient bridges are single-hole stone pillars and wooden beam bridges, which have been preserved so far. . The streets and alleys connecting two parallel streets in Xitang, the water alleys leading to the river from the front to the street and the side of the hall in the mansion, 122 alleys and alleys intersect horizontally and vertically are a major feature of the ancient town. The 2,000-meter Misty Rain Corridor is the most unique symbol of Xitang architecture.

2. Ging Fei Song Chocolate Town

Gefeisong Chocolate Town is located in the Dayun Provincial Tourism Resort of Jiashan. With chocolate culture as the core and chocolate production as the basis, it integrates the functions of chocolate cultural experience, exploration and research, leisure and vacation, etc. It is a tourism demonstration feature in Zhejiang Province. town. Gefeisong Chocolate Town (Smile Chocolate Paradise) is a provincial-level key project invested and built by the Smaller Group. It is the first domestic chocolate industry tourism and tourism company that integrates chocolate production, research and development, display, experience, and leisure. Special tourism products combined with theme parks. The European-style buildings are full of romantic, fresh and exotic atmosphere, making people feel like visiting a “foreign country” when they are in the country; each piece of advanced equipment constitutes the international top chocolate assembly line, and you can watch the magical mystery of chocolate production; Dou tells a wonderful chocolate story, which makes people feel the magical charm of cocoa beans. Families bring their children into the children’s DIY production area and enjoy the family happiness brought by parent-child activities; the chocolate hand-made performances of world masters time and time again, enjoying the fun of intimate contact and sweet taste. In every area and every link, you can experience the infinite charm of chocolate culture and enjoy the infinite sweetness brought by chocolate!

3. Wuzhen Tomb (Wuzhen Memorial Hall) Wuzhen Painting and Calligraphy Institute

Times: Yuan Wuzhen Tomb, located in Jiashan, Zhejiang, Yuan Dynasty. Sitting north facing south, the height of the tomb is 2.3 meters, the diameter of the tomb is 5.2 meters, the tomb base is octagonal, made of striped stones, the edges and corners of the strips are carved with Ruyi pattern, and three layers of striped stones are stacked on the top of the tomb, soil and grass are piled on top. . In May 2013, it was included in the seventh batch of national key cultural relics protection units. In front of the tomb is the tombstone of a master Wu Zhonggui in the seal script of Xie Yingxiang, the prefect of Wanli, Ming Dynasty. The monument is 1.36 meters high, 0.62 meters wide and 0.22 meters thick. Wu Zhen self-inscribed the monument of the plum blossom monk’s tower, only the second half is left, and it is now placed in the plum blossom nunnery. There is a plum blossom spring 1 meter southeast of the tomb, and the plum blossom pavilion is at the end of the passage in front of the tomb. Inside the pavilion is a stele written by Chen Jiru in the first year of Ming Taichang (1620). It is 2 meters high, 0.94 meters wide and 0.23 meters thick. On the west side of the pavilion is the ink-washing pond, which was restored in 1986. On the east side of the corridor, there are 8 pieces of Wuzhen painted bamboo stone carvings (called the Eight Bamboo Steles), which were re-engraved from the original rubbings of Qianshi Gengzhi in the 24th year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1685). On the west side of the stele gallery, there are 3 steles of the Heart Sutra of Wuzhen in cursive script, 2 carved stones of Liu Yong, the eleventh son of the emperor (Yong Xuan), and Qianyue, and 1 stele of “Reconstruction of Meihua Temple” by Liu Zhenshu in the forty-five year of Qianlong (1780) , Cao Tingdong’s book “Rebuild Meihua Temple” stele 2 sides. In 1990, to commemorate the 710th anniversary of Wu Zhen’s birth, a new foyer was built on the southeast side of the mountain gate. The famous calligrapher Ye Qianyu and calligraphy and calligraphy connoisseur Huang Yongquan wrote plaques in Wuzhen’s hometown respectively. In May 2013, it was included in the seventh batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

4. Xitang building complex

The Xitang complex includes eight cultural relic sites, including Wang’s Residence, Wolong Bridge, Wufu Bridge, Holy Church, Huguo Suiliang Wang’s Temple, Zhong Jiefu Pharmacy, Ni’s House, and Yuan’s House. Located in the communities of West Street, Chaonandai and Tangdong Street in Xitang Town. Wang’s House is located at Lane 65, Xiaxi Street, Xijie Community, Xitang Town. During the Qingshunkang period, Wang Yuan’s descendants moved to Xitang and built this house. The Wang’s House covers an area of ​​3850 square meters, faces south and faces north, and has three buildings: middle, east and west. There are five entries on the east road (the original six entries, only five entries are left, and the first entry in the middle has been destroyed); the first half of the middle road has two entries in the east and three entries in the west, with a total of five entries in the second half; and the west road has seven entries. West Road is now open for the first three entrances and the last four entrances for private residences. The third entrance is the main hall. In the middle of the hall, there is a plaque titled “Zhongfutang” by Haining Chen Bangyan, a scholar of Hanlin during the Kangxi period, in order to tell future generations to do more good works and accumulate virtues, and future generations will be blessed. In the west of the house, there is a “Shipi Lane” paved with 168 pieces of stones, with a width of only about 1 meter. Wolong Bridge is located at the east of No. 144, Beizha Street, Chaonandai Community, Xitang Town, and was repaired by Sengguangyuan in the fifty-fifth year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1716). The bridge occupies an area of ​​153 square meters and is a single-hole stone arch bridge that crosses the mouth of Beizha City from east to west. The bridge is 30 meters long and 4.4 meters wide. The arch rings are longitudinally connected and arranged in rows, with an arch span of 8.2 meters and a height of 5 meters. On both sides of the bridge deck, there are solid fences and 4 pairs of viewing columns. The jackstone pattern on the top of the bridge is designed with auspicious cloud pattern, wishful pattern, Sui Sui Ping, and three levels of life. The east-west slope is slightly trumpet-shaped, with 33 steps in the east, 31 steps in the west, a platform on the west slope of the bridge, and 8 steps in the south. There are nicks on the bridge steps, looking from top to bottom, it looks like two dragons lying on the east and west steps, with their heads facing the Qianjin stone. There is a bridge inscription “Rebuilding Wolong Bridge”.

Wrapping Up

Welcome to Jiashan, my friends from all over the world. Let’s go travel and explore together soon after COVID-19 end!!

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