Jiaxing

Travel Guide
Jiaxing featuring heritage architecture and street scenes
Explore the water towns of this city criss-crossed with canals, stone bridges and cobbled streets. Learn about its links with textiles and the Communist Party of China.

With a name that translates roughly as "auspiciously flourishing", Jiaxing has a lot to live up to. Featuring a trio of ancient water towns, a long tradition in silk and textile manufacture and scenic lakeside ruins, this captivating city doesn’t disappoint.

For centuries Jiaxing has been known as the "heart of the land of fish and rice". The city’s position on China’s Grand Canal, linking it to Beijing and Hangzhou, only bolstered the town’s prosperity. At its peak, Jiaxing was known as the “hometown of silk” and travellers today can still pick up fine blue calicos and silks.

Jiaxing’s most remarkable asset is its trio of ancient water towns, where cobblestone lanes, arched bridges and proud craft traditions provide a window back in time. Wander the winding lanes of Xitang Water Town and watch the sun set across a sea of tiled roofs. At Nanxun Water Town, admire the Mansion of One Hundred Rooms, a long row of centuries-old, white-walled tenements stretching far along either side of a canal.

Wuzhen Water Town is known for its wooden-framed houses, Ming and Qing dynasty bridges and ancient looms which are still in use today. Stop for tea at the Fanglu Teahouse, named after a legendary Tang dynasty poet who devoted his life to all things tea.

Jiaxing is an important site in the birth of the Communist Party of China. It was on a boat on the city’s South Lake that the party’s constitution was issued in 1921. Today the lake is a lovely place to tour by boat. Explore the lake’s banks to see local birdlife, Ming dynasty ruins and the Revolutionary Memorial Hall.

The drive to Jiaxing from Shanghai International Airport can take up to 2 hours. The water towns are easily accessible from Jiaxing by bus or car and are best explored on foot. Consider visiting Jiaxing in spring or autumn when the town hosts a range of festivals, such as the Jiaxing South Yangtze River Culture Festival held from October to November.

Where to stay in Jiaxing

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Jiaxing
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Jiaxing
4.5 out of 5
688 Ju Xian Road, Xiu Zhou District, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, 314000
The price is S$93 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
S$93
per night
16 Dec - 17 Dec
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Jiaxing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (112 reviews)
Double Tree Jiaxing
"I stay here regularly for business. It’s the best choice in jiaxing for westerners regarding comfort, food and service. Good breakfast buffet."

Reviewed on 24 Jul,2019

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Jiaxing
Langham Place, Haining
Langham Place, Haining
5 out of 5
No.228, South Wenyuan Road, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, 314400
The price is S$105 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
S$105
per night
29 Nov - 30 Nov
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jiaxing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Popular attraction Xu Zhimo Former Residence is located nearby. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (23 reviews)
"Still as good as before. But this time around, e air con is not on."

Reviewed on 19 Mar,2019

Langham Place, Haining
Four Points by Sheraton Jiaxing
Four Points by Sheraton Jiaxing
3.5 out of 5
789 Ji Yang Road, Xiuzhou District, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, 314001
The price is S$96 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
S$96
per night
29 Nov - 30 Nov
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Jiaxing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Jiangnan Mall and Jiaxing People's ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Bruce uk
"It was just a one night stay, check in was very efficient and reception staff could speak english. Really no complaints for this hotel."

Reviewed on 27 Nov,2021

Four Points by Sheraton Jiaxing
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao
Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao
4 out of 5
2799 Huqingping Highway, Qingpu District, Shanghai, 201703
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Shanghai. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the family amenities ...
4/5 Very Good! (15 reviews)
"Close to shopping centers. Only a hand full of hotel employees spoke English. Overall it was a good experience."

Reviewed on 8 Dec,2019

Hyatt House Shanghai New Hongqiao
SongTang Homestay
SongTang Homestay
3 out of 5
No. 1508 Ziye Road, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, 314501
Stay at this 3-star villa in Jiaxing. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 7 restaurants. Popular attraction Wuzhen Scenic Area is located nearby. Discover genuine ...
SongTang Homestay
Oakwood Residence Hangzhou
Oakwood Residence Hangzhou
4.5 out of 5
No 28 Jiaogong Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310012
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Hangzhou. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and the overall value ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (273 reviews)
"I love the Oakwood in Hangzhou. I rate it 5 of 5. I stay here on each of 10 visits. Great location, scores of restaurant in the Oakwood complex. 24 hour Family Mart. 24 hour fitness center. And the greatest king size bed that knocks you out. Many rooms are like big apartments. A nice reasonable restaurant ..."

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2019

Oakwood Residence Hangzhou
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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