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Nanxun, situated in Huzhou City, is a famous historical and cultural town in Zhejiang Province. It is in the hinterland of the Hangjiahu Plain. It faces the Taihu Lake to the north, and borders on Jiangsu Province to the east. Nanxun is only 51 kilometers away from Suzhou. One will pass the famous Tongli Town from Nanxun to Suzhou.
It is recorded by Records of Gardens South of the Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River that Nanxun is the only town south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River with five large gardens in one town. Nanxun boasts numerous historic sites and enchanting natural landscapes, and has both historical and cultural details as well as poetic charm of watery regions south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Since ancient time, Nanxun has been a place with flourishing culture and has turned out many talents. During the Song (960-1279), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, Nanxun turned out 41 successful candidates in the highest imperial examinations.
With a history of 745 years, Nanxun has places of interests such as the Jiaye Book-Collecting Building, Liu Yong's Xiaolian Manor, Zhang Jingjiang's former residence, Zhangshiming's former residence, the Baijian Building and ancient stone bridges of the Song Dynasty.
Nanxun town is key town of phoenix district since long time ago. There hundreds of places of interests, mountains and waters. In addition, the national customs in this place are liked very much by people coming from other places. So it is recognized as the most beautiful town in China. Since 1980, the local government doesnˇt realize the importance of the historic legacy so that the town was destroyed in a certain, in 2001, Nanxun town became the 101 national historic famous city.