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Shaoxing ([ʂâu̯ɕíŋ] ; Chinese: 绍兴) is a prefecture-level city on the southern shore of Hangzhou Bay in eastern Zhejiang province, China. It was formerly known as Kuaiji and Shanyin and abbreviated in Chinese as 越 (Yuè) from the area's former inhabitants. Located on the south bank of the Qiantang River estuary, it borders Ningbo to the east, Taizhou to the southeast, Jinhua to the southwest, and Hangzhou to the west. As of 2010, its population was 4,912,339 inhabitants. Smong which, 1,914,683 (Keqiao and Yuecheng districts) lived in the built-up metropolitan area of Hangzhou-Shaoxing, with a total of 8,156,154 inhabitants. Notable residents of Shaoxing include Wang Xizhi, Zhou Enlai, Lu Xun, and Cai Yuanpei. It is also noted for Shaoxing wine, meigan cai, and stinky tofu, and was recently featured on A Bite of China. Its local variety of Chinese opera sung in the local dialect and known as Yue or Shaoxing opera is second in popularity only to Peking opera. In 2010, Shaoxing celebrated the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of the city. Economically, the city's driven by manufacturing of textiles, electronics, and energy-efficient lighting. Zhejiang has the fifth highest per capita GDP in the nation, with the city itself at 32nd nationally by GDP per capita.


Explore popular vacation packages for Shaoxing, China and kick-start your vacation planning for free. A gripping city on its own right, Ningbo also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Shaoxing and set some time aside to explore the Ningbo. Dotted with places like Humble Administrator's Garden Or Zhuo Zeng Yuan, Lion Grove Garden Or Shi Zi Lin, Tiger Hill; it will definitely be a good idea. To reach Shaoxing, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Ningbo Lishe International Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Shaoxing.

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