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Shaoxing

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(3.4/5 based on 850+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums, parks

City of Personages

Known as the birthplace of many famous scholars, writers, and politicians, Shaoxing attracts visitors with its traditional architecture, rich culture, and local delicacies. On a tour of Shaoxing, you can spend time exploring its many bridges, rivers, and canals lined with antique boats, or browsing its vibrant marketplaces for exquisite silk products and handicrafts. You'll have plenty of choice for sightseeing in Shaoxing, as the city boasts a variety of scenic natural spots, meticulously landscaped gardens, and heritage buildings related to the many historic figures that lived here. For an authentic experience, take a canoe ride that circles the city and don't forget to sample the famous Shaoxing yellow rice wine, hailed for its medicinal properties. Plan your holiday in Shaoxing and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our China trip itinerary builder.
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Shaoxing offers tourists plenty of accommodation choices, clustered around the city center, lining the waterways and canals, or concentrated near Guazhu Lake. A number of well-known chain hotels and inns have establishments in Shaoxing, while you can also find a room in one of the local high-end hotels. For the budget-conscious traveler, a dormitory-style hostel room might be the best option.
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