Kuaiji Mountain (会稽山 kuài jī shān)
The Kuaiji Mountain Scenic Area is famous for the legendary character Da Yu. He was a hero during the early periods of Chinese civilization. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Kuaiji Mountain is six kilometers southeast of downtown Shaoxing, Zhejiang province. It is the birthplace of China's first dynasty, the Xia Dynasty (c.21st century-16th century BC). Kuaji Mountain is considered a sacred peak.
Yu, the first emperor of the Xia Dynasty, was married, crowned and buried on this mountain. His tomb, which can be visited today, is an illustration of the grand style of ancient Chinese architecture.
Visitors to the mountain can hear many birds singing. The mountain is the home of the largest bird population and numbers of species in China.
There are devices enabling people to "talk" to birds, and visitors can also watch birds perform. At the top of Kuaiji Mountain, a 1,280-meter ski path, the first of its kind in Zhejiang, allows speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour.
Scenic spot level: AAAA
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:00
Ticket price: 60 yuan ($8.43)
Address: Kuaiji Mountain Scenic Area, Yuecheng district, Shaoxing, Zhejiang province
Official WeChat account: kjsjq2016
Service hotline: +86-575-88366666