Chinese Name: 嘉兴
English Name: Jiaxing；Kashing；Kiahsing
Other Name: Jiahe嘉禾；Hecheng禾城、
Abbreviation: 禾 He
Zip Code: 31 40 00
Population: 5.516 million
Jiaxing 嘉兴 is one of the 27 cities in the central area of the Yangtze River Delta and approved by The State Council as a tourist city with the characteristics of Jiangnan water town in China
Jiaxing is located in the hinterland of hang-Jia-Hu Plain of The Yangtze River Delta长江三角洲杭嘉湖平原, northeast of Zhejiang Province, and at the intersection of rivers, lakes, and seas. As the throat of the Southern Taihu Corridor南太湖走廊, Jiaxing is an urban agglomeration in the Yangtze River Delta, an important city in the Shanghai Metropolitan circle, a core city in the Greater Bay Area of Zhejiang Province, and a sub-central city in the Hangzhou metropolitan circle.
As of 2019, the city has jurisdiction over 2 districts, 2 counties, and 3 county-level cities. By the end of 2021, the permanent population of Jiaxing was 5,516,000. In 2021, Jiaxing’s GDP reached 635.528 billion yuan, an increase of 8.5% over the previous year.
Famous Attractions in Jiaxing
Jiaxing is famous south of the Yangtze River for its natural scenery of tides, lakes, rivers and seas. It is an excellent tourist city in China and a national garden city. It is a famous historical and cultural city with a typical style of south of the Yangtze River. Jiaxing has 3 national AAAAA scenic spots, the number of which is equal to Hangzhou, the provincial capital city, and ranks first in the province.
Some special scenic spots in Jiaxing
- Yanguan (Yanguan Tidal Scenic Spot) 盐官（盐官观潮景区）
- Nanbei lake 南北湖
- Yee garden 绮园
- Xiangjia swing around the lake scenic area 湘家荡环湖景区
- The plum blossom chau 梅花洲
- The east lake 东湖
- Haining China Leather City 海宁中国皮革城
- Biyun Garden ten-mile water town scenic spot 碧云花园十里水乡景区
- Yunlan Bay Hot Spring scenic spot 云澜湾温泉景区
- Gopher Chockery 歌斐颂巧克力小镇
Famous Universities in Jiaxing
In 2021, Jiaxing has 742 schools of all kinds (including kindergartens), and 10 colleges and universities of all kinds in the city, including 4 regular colleges and universities, 38 regular senior high schools, 128 junior middle schools, and 152 primary schools.
List of universities and colleges in Jiaxing
- Jiaxing college 嘉兴学院
- Jiaxing Nanhu College 嘉兴南湖学院
- Jiaxing Vocational and Technical College 嘉兴职业技术学院
- Jiaxing Nanyang Vocational and Technical College 嘉兴南洋职业技术学院
- Tongji Zhejiang College 同济大学浙江学院
- Chang ‘an Campus of Zhejiang Vocational College of Mechanical and Electrical Technology 浙江机电职业技术学院长安校区
- Dongfang College, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics 浙江财经大学东方学院
- Zhejiang University Haining International Campus 浙江大学海宁国际校区
- Tongxiang Campus of Zhejiang University of Media and Communication 浙江传媒学院桐乡校区
Diet of Jiaxing
Jiaxing cuisine is not assimilated by Shanghai benbang cuisine and Hangzhou Hangbang cuisine. Personality and characteristics are the biggest characteristics of Jiaxing cuisine. In the words of jiaxing local chefs, they are called “Hebang dishes”. Hebang dish is the most commendable “boat vegetables”, hebang dish is the biggest characteristic of the “soil” – raw materials must be local, the countryside to receive the freshest seasonal vegetables, wild vegetables, bamboo shoots, wild fish and shrimp, local chickens, ducks.
Some specialty snacks in Jiaxing
- Wufangzhai zongzi 五芳斋粽子
- Duck in Wenhu sauce 文虎酱鸭
- South lake ling 南湖菱
- Eight treasures of rice with three Treasures 三珍斋八宝饭
- Fen lake crab 汾湖蟹
- Pinghu bad egg 平湖糟蛋
- Jiashan yellow rice wine 嘉善黄酒
- Steamed pork with lotus leaf 荷叶粉蒸肉
- Mullet tiger of Nanbei Lake 南北湖虎鲻鱼
- Wang Dian three yuan chicken 王店三元鸡
- Oblique bridge pickle 斜桥榨菜
- Yang temple pickled cabbage 杨庙雪菜
Transportation in Shaoxing
Aviation: There is no local airport in Jiaxing, but it takes one hour to reach Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport and other airports.
Waterway: Jiaxing has beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Hang-Shen Line, Liupingshen line, Zhajiasu line, Hujiashen line.