It is located in South Lake District Jiaxing City.
The Lake is one of the three great lakes and can be on a par with
Hangzhou West Lake and Shaoxing East Lake.
Jiaxing South Lake is noted for its beautiful scenery, one line of
a poem, “the mist and the rain wave on the water face” best
matching its beauty. Each season endows the lake special scenes. In
spring, the new buds of willows aside the lake are dancing to the
breeze, in summer, pink lotus are swinging in the lake, in autumn
ripe water caltrops are overflowing with fragrance, in winter the
white snow covers, creating a pure a world.
Besides, it has become an important memorial of the revolution in
China modern history because the First National Congress of Chinese
Communist Party was successful held in a boat on the lake, and it
has attracted worldwide attention. In July 23, 1921, the First
National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held secretly
Towards the end of the meeting, French Concession policeman
intervened by forced and stopped the meeting. And according to the
proposal of Wang Huiwu, wife of Shanghai representative, Ms. Li
Dadi, the meeting would continue in a boat on the South Lake in
August 1. It was on this red boat that the congress issued the
first “Constitution of the Communist Party of China”, which
declared the birth of the Communist Party of China.
Ever since, the Chinese revolution has opened a new era.
Another famous cultural relics, Yanyu Lou (a building), located on
an island in South Lake, was built in the Five Dynasties. It has
been noted for the misty view and enormous gaily-painted
pleasure-boats since Tang Dynasty. Many celebrities of different
times such as Emperor Qianlong, Sun Zhongshan have paid a visit to
the island several times. Besides Yanyu Lou, the main building,
there are more than 10 scenic spots, like Qing Hui Tang, Qianlong
Emperor tablets pavilions, Guanyin Pavilion, Baomei Pavilion, Laixu
Ting, and calligraphies and paintings by renowned artists.
Revolutionary Memorial Hall is located at the side of South Lake,
in memory of the First National Congress of Chinese Communist held
in South Lake and it is a national patriotism education base. The
memorial was built in the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party
of China in 1991 and inscribed by Comrade Deng Xiaoping (the first
president of China since the opening-up).
How to get there:
Travelers can take No. 1 buses from Jiaxing Railway Station Road,
or take a taxi with a starting fare of 5 Yuan, 3 Yuan by tricycle.