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Quzhou is a prefecture-level city in western Zhejiang province. Sitting on the upper course of the Qiantang River, it borders Hangzhou to the north, Jinhua to the east, Lishui to the southeast, and the provinces of FujianJiangxi and Anhui to the south, southwest and northwest respectively.


Air: Quzhou Airport (JUZ) is located in the east suburban area of the city. It has direct flights to Xiamen, Anqing, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Beijing. The nearest large-scale airport is Hangzhou International Airport.

Train: Zhegan Railway (Zhejing to Jiangxi) goes through the city, extending to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xiamen, Nanchang, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanning, Chongqing, Kunming and many other cities. Also, the famous Shanghai-Kunming Railway passes through with a speed of 200 km/h (120 mph). This railway has three stations in city, which are Longyou Station, Quzhou Station, Jiangshan Station.

Bus: The Long Distance Bus Station in the city has scheduled buses to many important cities both in Zhejiang and other provinces. Quzhou South Station, also named Quzhou Express Station (衢州快客站), located at No.209 Shang Street, has 27 buses to Hangzhou, 18 to Jinhua, 8 to Ningbo, 6 to Wenzhou, and 3 to Shanghai daily. Another Express Station is located at He Hua Middle Road (荷花中路), on the south side of the newly built train station, and its destinations cover most cities in Jiangxi and Fujian Province.

Taxi: The price of Taxi (starting fare) in Quzhou is around ¥8.

Historical sites and sightseeing opportunities

There are several national scenic areas and cultural spots here that are well renowned in China and definitely worth visiting.

-          Jindingzi National Geographic Park

-          Longyou Karst Cave

-          Jianglang Mountain

-          Lanke Mountain Scenic Area

-          Nine Dragon Lake

-          The Bamboo Sea of Longyou County

-          Nanzong Confucius Temple: Nanzong Confucius Temple is a rare piece of Confucius architecture in China and has a long and storied history. It contributed greatly to the research of ancient construction, culture, art, and the sacrifice system. In 1998, it was renovated completely and opened to the public as a museum in Quzhou.

-          Ershibadu Ancient Town

-          Xianshan Ancient Residence



There are many different shopping options available in Quzhou, and you can find both traditional Chinese fare and those with Western influences. Here are a few suggestions:

-          Tesco- This store is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer and usually has a mixture of Chinese and imported goods.

-          Orient Shopping Centre Donggang Branch

-          Spring Department Store

There are also several grocery stores in the area:

-          Shiji Hualian

-          Watsons

-          Park ‘n Shop

There are many traditional dishes that you should try while in Quzhou; here are just a few;

-          West Lake Fish in Vinegar - Fish in a special sauce made with different seasonings, the dish is sweet and sour. It tastes tender and fresh, without using a drop of cooking oil.

-          Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea- Made using the meat of live river prawns and coated with egg white and moistened starch, the dish is then quickly stir-fried over extreme heat with boiling water infused with Longjing tea, tea leaves, and Shaoxing wine.

-          Dongbo Pork- Made by pan-frying and then “red cooking” pork belly, the pork is cut into thick slices and should consist equally of fat and lean meat with the skin left on. The dish is oily but not greasy and fragrant with the addition of wine. The dish is named after the famed Song Dynasty poet and gastronome Su Dongpo.