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Jiaxing (嘉興) is a city in Zhejiang.

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Jiaxing is located on the Hangzhou-Shanghai Railway. Jiaxing is a major stop for trains going to and from Shanghai (notably trains to/from Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Suzhou, and Chengdu stop at Jiaxing). Jiaxing has two railway stations- one is pretty central, and serves the "normal" rail network. The other is a long way out of town. This station serves the high speed network. (It takes about an hour to get there by the 93 bus. Tickets from Shanghai to Jiaxing cost 13 RMB(Dec 2012), and 40 RMB approx from Jiaxing to Hangzhou by express train (Dec 2015)

Jiaxing is on the Shanghai-Hangzhou Highway and 320 National Highway.

Buses to Jiaxing run from many locations around Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Shanghai. Jiaxing is easily accessible by bus from Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Suzhou. Jiaxing has two long-distance bus stations. (West Station and North Station)

Jiaxing has no public airport, but can easily be reached from either Shanghai Hongqiao (via high-speed train) or Shanghai Pudong (via long-distance bus station located in the Pudong airport).

Get around[edit]

Buses- Jiaxing has an extensive bus system. Without a bus card, it costs 2 kuai to get on the center city buses and up to 7 kuai to get onto buses that go to the outer counties (such as Xitang). Most buses run from about 7 am until 6 pm. After 6 pm, night buses start and normally run until 9-10 pm. There are only a handful of buses that run until midnight. Times, rates, bus frequencies, route stops, and route start and end times are listed at most stops, but some command of Chinese is essential to read the signs.

Taxis- start out at 8 kuai and move up by the half km. In late 2012, a 3 km ride cost about 15 kuai. Make sure that the taxi that you are entering has a meter because some scammers will charge up to 80 kuai for the same trip. The city taxis in Jiaxing are purple.

Bikes- Jiaxing has the infrastructure in place for a city-wide bike rental program, with many locations in both the Nanhu and Xiuzhou districts. In order to rent, you need an IC Card. If renting is not for you, Bikes can also be purchased for as little as 300 kuai. Jiaxing is a very flat city and gears are not very necessary.

IC card- IC Cards give you reduced rates on the buses and allow you to rent bikes. They can be secured on Zhongshan East Rd between Xinhua Bookstore and Qilinshan Tea House (between Anle Rd and W Ring Rd). The closest bus stop is Anle Rd.

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South Lake (Chinese: 南湖; pinyin: Nán Hú) is a scenic lake located in the South of Jiaxing City, China, and covers an area of 0.54 km². It is also known as "Mandarin Duck Lake", due to the lake's shape, and is a frequent destination of tourists and sightseers.

Alongside the lake are the ruins of the Misty Rain Tower, which was built in the 10th century. In 1548 AD, during the Ming Dynasty, the local government dredged the waterways and piled up the mud into the center of South Lake, forming an islet. The Misty Rain tower was rebuilt on the islet the next year. In the following years, a group of ancient garden-style architectures emerged around it.

The first national congress of the Communist Party of China was transferred from Shanghai to Jiaxing in 1921 and the final agenda was carried out in a pleasure boat on South Lake. The birth of the party was declared here. It is therefore considered by the Chinese to be one of the most important sacred places of the revolution. The Revolutionary Memorial Hall is located here as well.

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Jiangnan Mall It is a mall with lots of restaurants, and there is always amusement park rides outside. It is a great way to pass time, and place to eat.

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  • Metro., Middle Ring Road East (Along the 83 bus route).  edit
  • RT Mart, (located at ''Darunfa Chaoshi).  edit
  • Walmart, (located at ''Jiangnan Mall, Hongxing Road).  edit


  • Decathlon., Hongxing Road.  edit

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Zongzi are glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo, stuffed with fillings such as pork, peanuts, or red beans. Jiaxing Zongzi are famous country-wide. They are easily found in Jiaxing, especially at Wu Fang Zhai, a Dim Sum chain restaurant with many locations in Jiaxing.

Recommended Restaurants:

Vegetarian Garden, No. 808 SanYuan Lu, Nanhu District (Close to Route 23 stop SanYuan Lu), 0573-82212262. 11 am-9 pm, 7 days a week. A very good, stylish Vegetarian restaurant in Nanhu district. They have an extensive tri-lingual (English/Chinese/Japanese) picture menu with a wide selection of Chinese food. Secure a VIP card and after 10 visits, you can save 12% off your bill. 20-40 kuai main dish, 25 kuai set lunch.  edit

Secret Recipe - - Address: 3rd Floor, m3f-16, No. 666, ZhongShandong Road, Jiaxing, China - 浙江省嘉兴市南湖区中山东路666号,旭辉广场3楼M3F-16室 They are on the third floor in a place called 'Cifi Plaza' It has got great western food and is famous for it's cheesecake. They speak fluent chinese, and are pretty good english speakers as well. The menu is in English and Chinese, and it is open from 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Telephone: 86573-82158868

  • Station One 第一站 (Southeastern Cuisine), 396 Zhongshan road, 2nd floor, 0537-82861177. 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm. Station One serve Southeast Asian cuisine, with authentic Thai and Malaysian flavors you can't find anywhere else in Jiaxing. Multilingual owners can communicate in English,Chinese and Malaysian, making it the local hangout for many foreigners.  edit

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  • Vivi Coffee and Wine Bar, around 305 Zhongshan West Road (Close to Balisi and Dora Cafe, just past Changfu Rd). Weekends- 10 am-1 am, Weekdays 10 am-11 pm. Vivi is a classy location with low lighting, comfortable seating, a loft, and, occasionally, a live pianist. The location is intimate and the atmosphere is calming. They often have blues music playing in the background. While a bit pricey, their espresso drinks are the best in town. Their pastries are also superb and their alcohol selection is fairly impressive. Foreigners often come here, as the owners speak English well. The menu is bilingual. 30-35 kuai for Espresso Drinks.  edit

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  • Zhejiang South Lake 1921 Club Hotel, Yuanhu Road, Nanhu District, (), [1]. A 5-star hotel on the banks of Nanhu Lake. The hotel’s opulence extends to its classic Chinese architecture and gardens transporting visitors to ancient China and the time of the emperors.  edit
  • Luoxingge Hotel, No. 335 South Chezhan Road, 8657384279999, [2]. This 5-star luxury hotel is located in the Jiashan commercial hub on South Chezhan Road. It is also just 4 km from the city center. Their rooms are air-conditioned, and fitted with a cable TV, high-speed Internet, and IDD phone. No. 335 South Chezhan Road Rate start at ¥464.48.  edit


Get out[edit]

There are two water towns nearby, Xitang to the east, and Wuzhen to the west.

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