About Huzhou

History of Huzhou


    Among the cities around Taihu Lake, Huzhou is the only one that is named after the water of the lake. Huzhou has a history of over 2, 300 years. It was firstly named Gucheng when it was built as a prefecture in 248 B.C. and renamed as Huzhou in 602 A.D. for its location by Taihu Lake. During the period after the liberation of our country, Huzhou headquartered the first special district of Zhejiang Province, Jiaxing Special District and then Jiaxing District. In the October of 1983, Jiaxing District was Pided into two administrative regions: Huzhou City and Jiaxing City.

Transportation of Huzhou

    Located in the center of the Yangtze River Delta, Huzhou serves as the hinterland of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nanjing, three mega cities in this area, as well as a major node city connecting the southern and northern parts of the Yangtze River Delta and linking Eastern China and Central China. It’s only 75 kilometers, 130 kilometers and 220 kilometers away from Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing respectively. Huzhou boasts the country’s stellar railways, roadways, intermediate ports within inland waterway network; 3 railways run through Huzhou, namely Nanjing-Hangzhou High-Speed Railway, Shangqiu-Hefei-Hangzho High-Speed Railway (under construction) and Xuancheng-Hangzhou Railway.

    Huzhou has an easy access to 2 national and 3 provincial expressways, namely National G25 Changchun-Shenzhen (Hangzhou-Nanjing section) Expressway, National G50 Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway (Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang-Anhui section), Provincial S12 Shanghai-Jiaxing-Huzhou Expressway, Provincial S13 Lianshi-Hangzhou Expressway and Provincial S14 Hangzhou-Changxing Expressway; in terms of road and water transportation, National No. 104 Highway, National No. 318 Highway, and Changxing-Huzhou-Shanghai Canal, aka. “the Oriental Rhine”, all provide the convenient transportation.