ed­i­tor's note

That's China - - Editor's Note - Serene Li English Ed­i­to­rial Direc­tor

Shaox­ing, over­shad­owed at times by Hangzhou and Ningbo on ei­ther side, is of­ten over­looked as a travel desti­na­tion. How­ever, it is home to some of China’s most dis­tin­guished artists, po­ets, per­form­ers, cal­lig­ra­phers, crafts­men and wine-mak­ers as well as iconic bridges and breath­tak­ing scenery, all of which make Shaox­ing’s cul­ture so vi­brant and rich. Only an hour’s train ride from Hangzhou, an hour and a half from Ningbo and two and a half hours from Shang­hai, Shaox­ing is per­fect for a quiet day trip away from the big cities.T hough land­marks like Lu Xun’s former res­i­dence, Shen Gar­den and Or­chid Pav­il­ion are not to be missed, there’s much more that meets the eye. And they’ve all been well-kept se­crets… Un­til now. This is the best of China, raw and re­fined all at once. Join us, and en­joy lo­cal cul­ture the way it should be en­joyed: with a glass or two of Shaox­ing wine in hand.

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