Video: Meet the unique beauty of Shaoxing

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2019-08-19

China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, a leading construction enterprise in China, recently made a video to showcase the beautiful scenery, modern urban landscape and profound cultural and historic features of Shaoxing, a city in Zhejiang province. 

As a city to the south of the Yangtze River Delta, the natural scenery in Shaoxing is charming and varied with an intriguing landscape of numerous green hills and clean waters. The city is known variously as the "City of Waters", "City of Bridges", "City of Calligraphy", "City of Tea" and "City of Scholars". It has the air of an elegant and peaceful locale with deep cultural connotations.

With a history of more than 2,500 years, Shaoxing is one of the famous historical cities in China. Numerous accomplished scholars or figures were born or lived here, such as Yu the Great in the far ancient China and famous writer Lu Xun in modern times.

It was also the seat of the ancient Yue Kingdom during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 BC-476 BC) and was quite prosperous during that time. Owing to its long history, this old metropolis reveals less vanity and tinsel than some modern cities.

What is commonly seen and felt here is a kind of leisurely and peaceful ambience.