After a few days in Hangzhou, we were on our way to Ningbo. Since Shaoxing is in the middle between Hangzhou and Ningbo - we decided to make a stop there. As the name of the city suggests - Shaoxing is where the famous Shaoxing wine is made. The Grand Canal also passes through this old city, and like Hangzhou it is lined with many canals and waterways. Our first stop in Shaoxing was to take a cruise down the Grand Canal. While it is a relaxing cruise down the waterway - there really isn't much to see besides a few nice old mansions.
There are some interesting buildings and structures along the canal.
And you get to see a bit of the local life.