Zhejiang has many famous mountains and
waters. Shaoxing has been admired since the past.
The picturesque hills, with continuous mountains;
The magnificent plains, with crisscrossed network of
rivers. The crowded water villages, clear as mirrors.
Some are tender and lovely. Some are mild and
whispering. Some are vast and endless. It really goes
to the old line: "Thousands of miles of clouds and
thousands of miles of water, one is always touring
Early in Jin Dynasty, Gu Kaizhi, with an eye of
great artist, highly praised the beauty of mountains
and rivers in Guiji: "Thousands of rocks contend to
be splendid and ten thousands of valleys contend to
be flowing, bushes and trees above them, something
like the clouds singing and dancing."
Wang Xizhi, a calligrapher, also greatly honored: "Walking along the
Shanying, mountains and rivers go one by one, so
many scenic things more than one can simply
Shaoxing is a famous historical and cultural city.
The lofty Mausoleum of King Yue at the foot of Mt. Guiji.
Yue Wang Terrace at the foot of Mt. Longshan, old
and strong. Rueye Stream, Gou Jian,
King of Yue, casted the swords here. Mt. Qinwang,
known as that Ying Zheng, King of Qin, watched the
sea here while he was touring in the east. Old Residence of Qiu Jin, Hechang Hall, in the south of the
city. Ancestors' Residence of Zhou Enlai, Hundred-
Years-Old Hall. Facing all these historical sites, one
will have the feeling of worship out of mind, on the
past as well as the present.
"Wine Cups Floating Along the Stream" in Orchid Pavilion with long
bamboos. Ponds and terrace in Sheng Garden, where
Lu You mournfully chanted the poem "Chai Tou
Feng". The Green Vine Study of Xu Wei. Hundred
Grass Garden of Luxun. Everywhere one may enjoy
oneself very much, dazzled and fascinated.
Shaoxing, the ancient city, is now undergoing a
new age. The long historical and cultural traditions
have been properly cherished and valued.