Located in the north-central of Zhejiang Province, south bank of Hangzhou Bay, Shaoxing is known for its progressive administrative efforts in historical preservation and environmental protection.Covering an area of 8256 square kilometers,the city is 130.03 kilometers long from east to west and 116.86 kilometers wide from north to south with a coastline of 40 kilometers.
Shaoxing has the cleanest skies and Shaoxing air quality is the best in coastal city of China. Shaoxing an extremely popular tourist destination with successful preservation of many culturally important historical sites.
With a history of 2,500 years, Shaoxing is called “museum without walls", "Mercier town". Shaoxing is one of the first Chinese historical and cultural city, UN Habitat Award city, famous water city, wine country, the hometown of calligraphy.
There are many cultural relics in the city ,such as Lan pavilion, the tomb of Yu, Lu Xun's hometown, Cai residence, the ancestral home of Zhou Enlai, the former residence of Qiu Jin, Ma Yin-chu residence, Wang Xizhi and Zhizhang former residence.