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“Nanhu experience”
Review of Jiaxing South Lake

Jiaxing South Lake
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Jiaxing
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Jiaxing, China
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nanhu experience”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Any visit to Jiaxing must include a visit to Nanhu (South Lake), home of the signing of the Communist Manifesto. The story is that Mao and other revolutionaries were about to sign the document declaring themselves a party in Xintandi (Shanghai) when they got word that the French were on to them. They escaped, agreeing to meet one month later in Jiaxing. There,they sailed into the middle of the lake, sure that they were not followed, and signed the document. Thus was the party born. The junk is still there, tethered to a small island that is accessible by small ferries which also take you to the west side of the lake where you can climb a 7 floor pagoda for terrific views of South Lake and the city.

Visited March 2014
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Ningbo, China
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92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“Great spot in Jiaxing to visit”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

If the weather is nice, then South Lake is definitely worth a visit, recommend taking the boat to visit the island in the middle. Whole visit shouldn't take more than an afternoon.

Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Good to spend a day in the lake...”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Liked the heritage associated. If you dont need to take the ornamented boats, then you can take a walk. onlything you miss is going into he island in the Nanhu lake.

Visited April 2013
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Salford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“looked great in the rain”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

It was a rainy sunday morning and the lake looked wonderful, we did not take the boat trips to the islands due to time they were priced at 60RMB but I dont know how long for.

Visited January 2013
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Kentucky
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“walk around ancient city of Jiaxing”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

if you would like to see a beautiful ancient water city you must visit Jiaxing at south lake.. it is very beautiful and so grand.. My wife and daughter and i had a very good time here.. I will come back to visit again soon.. I like this city better the Suzhou. even thou suzhou is older..

Visited November 2011
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