Hidden Gems near Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang, reachable within 2 hours

There are many treasure towns around the Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai area, with picturesque scenery and being immersed in a large area! Today let's talk about Anji in Huzhou, northern Zhejiang. Anji gets its name from the Book of Songs "an qie ji xi", and has won the "United Nations Habitat Environment Award". Anji gained fame because of director Ang Lee's film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", leaving a deep impression with its iconic scenes. Later films such as "The Master Demon 2" and "Ye Yan" were also filmed here.

China's Bamboo Sea

In fact, there are many bamboo forests in the Jiangnan region, such as the Bamboo Sea in Yixing and the Nanshan Bamboo Sea in Liyang. Anji Bamboo Sea is famous for two reasons: firstly, it grows very thick and sturdy moso bamboo, with a maximum diameter of 17 cm, which is very magnificent as it covers the entire mountainside; secondly, it is the filming location of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," allowing visitors to step into the world of warriors.
Recommended parent-child trip! As the name suggests, Bamboo Expo Garden is a garden dedicated to bamboo. There are over 300 species of bamboo planted here, and bamboo enthusiasts can come take a look. In addition, there is also a panda pavilion, a bamboo products exhibition hall, and a leisure park. The area here is large and not as crowded as urban zoos, so it is quite suitable for taking children for a walk.

Jiangnan Tianchi Scenic Area

Jiangnan Tianchi Scenic Area is a multi-functional scenic area. The main attraction is a huge reservoir formed by the Tianhuangping pumped storage power station on the mountaintop, resembling a heavenly pool. The scenic area is developed based on this power station, combined with the backdrop of lush bamboo-covered mountains. The mountaintop environment is tranquil, with fresh air, making it suitable for walking and relaxing.

Yu Village

"Green mountains and clear waters are as valuable as gold and silver" is a 10-word stone inscription at the entrance of Yucun Village. It is said that the concept of "two mountains theory" originated from here, representing the appearance of villages in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Friends who love the scenery of small towns can visit this beautiful and picturesque new rural area.
There are many waterfalls in the area, with various shapes and sizes. The entire scenic area is located halfway up the mountain, and requires some physical strength to climb.