Places of Historic Interest
With its strong atmosphere of culture, most of the spots here provide a background to the literature or literary figures like the Shen Garden and the Orchid Pavilion. The 800 years old Shen Garden was originally a private landscape garden with classical architecture style. What is so different in this garden is that it was the setting for the moving love story of Lu You, quite a famous poet in Song Dynasty (960-1279), and his wife whilst the thousands of years old Orchid Pavilion is an integration of mountain landscape and water town scene. Most of the settings have interesting stories to tell about the figures that visited.
As well as those residences and historical cultural sites, the relics from ancient years are also well worth a visit. 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) to the southeast of the city center lies the Kuaiji Mountain Scenic Area in which the Yu the Great Mausoleum is located. For his great project of controlling the floods, this great king of the primitive society has become a household figure all over China. Embraced by green hills and clear waters, the simple and solemn mausoleum consists of the mausoleum itself, the Yu Memorial Hall and the Yu Temple. These three magnificent building groups provide a series of sacrificial areas for people respecting this legendary figure.
|Shen Garden, Shaoxing|
Natural Scenic Spots
What is so convenient is that the holiday tourist lines in Shaoxing City could enable you to get around all the high spots mentioned above within just one day.
Keyan Scenic Resort (in Shaoxing County)
Surrounding Shaoxing City, Shaoxing County boasts charming natural scenery such as in the Keyan Scenic Resort, 8 kilometers (5 miles) west of the city proper. Intriguing sceneries left by stone quarrying in ancient times present a different natural scenery including strange caves, cliffs and remarkable rocks. This scenic area contains building groups in the architecture style of the Tang Dynasty. Moreover, the newly developed nearby Lu Town Scenic Area adds much to the air of local culture.
Transportation: To get to the Keyan Scenic Resort, you can take the Bus No.603 at the south gate of Shaoxing City and get off at the stop - Keyan Scenic Resort.
Zhuji City is the hometown of Xishi, the famous beauty in Spring and Autumn Period. Her story of devotion to her country has been passed down generation to generation and, to commemorate her, local people built a temple. Nowadays, based on the original temple, a brand new Xishi Hometown Tourist Zone has been built up along the Huansha River to revive the custom as well as the beautiful scenery of this town in ancient times.
In addition to the human landscape, the famous Wuxie Scenic Spot betrays an attractive and natural scenery lying, as it does, in the west of Zhuji. The Wuxie Scenic Spot is renowned for its various waterfalls.
Additionally, I know some hotels, especially chain hotels and star hotels may arrange tours for their guests. You may also have a try, and good luck!