1 Baiguan 2 Culture 3 Language 4 Traditional food 5 Tourist attractions 6 References
Shangyu's urban center, Baiguan, is located where the Cao'e River
flows out of the hilly area that makes up more than half of the
county, into flat alluvial land bordering
Girl in Shangyu
In the tragic legend of the Butterfly Lovers, the young lady was from
Shangyu and the young gentleman was from Shaoxing.
Two books by Zhang Jinhuan (章金焕) published by the Zhejiang
University Press deal with porcelain (mostly celadon) produced in the
Distribution of Wu language
Wu language, also known as Jiang Nan, Wu Yue, Jiang Dong language. Three thousand years of history from the Zhou Dynasty. In China, Wu language are distributing in Zhejiang, southern part of Jiangsu, Shanghai, southern part of Anhui and Fujian province. The population who use this language is about ninety million. People in Shangyu are use Wu language as major communication way in daily life. This language retains many ancient tones and words, culture value of research Chinese development is very high. It is a vivid expression of the thinking way and life style of the people who live in the south of the Yangtze River. More than one hundred cities led by Shanghai, make up Wu city group and Jiangnan culture circle that have similar value recognition, creating huge treasure through unity and mutual aid. Yangtze river delta region became the richest area in the whole China, Shangyu district is one of important part in it. Putonghua (Standard mandarin) is the general language of China, it takes Beijing pronunciation as the standard pronunciation, northern dialect as the basic dialect. Shangyu located in south part pf China, so these two languages are very different, but for enhance communication among all ethnic groups and promote cohesion of the Chinese nation, government started popularizing Putonghua on a national scale from 2005. Therefore, people in Shangyu using Wu language as daily communication and using Putonghua in schools or travel to other places. Traditional food Steamed pork with preserved vegetables (梅干菜扣肉)
Steamed pork with preserved vegetables (梅干菜扣肉）
Cook pork firstly with star anise and soy sauce, then cover the pork with the pickled vegetables, finally steamed together in the specific pot. It tastes delicious but not greasy due to heavy fat, smooth and chewy. For the nutrition value, Pork have high quality protein and essential fatty acid, preserved vegetables have high concentration carotene and magnesium. Fermented bean curd (腐乳)
Fermented bean curd （腐乳）
It is a traditional folk food that has been spread for thousands of years in China. Because of its good taste, high nutrition and specific smell, the special flavor of eating is loved by the Chinese people. Fermented bean curd can be divides to three categories that are red, white and green.  "Red hot", "Rose" and "Sweet spicy" are characteristics of fermented bean curd, which are only produce in Shangyu district. Bean curd make from beans and yellow wine. Because of its good taste, high nutrition and specific smell, the special flavor of eating is loved by the Chinese people. Fermented bean curd can be divides to three categories that are red, white and green.
Yellow Rice Wine (黄酒）
It cover the culture and memtory of Shangyu people from childhood. It is the best food for breakfast. As for the cook methods, every family have different ways to do it depend on taste and mom's requirments Yellow rice wine (黄酒) Yellow rice wine used rice, millet as raw materials, the general alcohol content is 14% - 20%, belongs to low degree brewing wine. Yellow rice wine has high nutrition value, contains 21 kinds of amino acids, eight kinds of essential amino acids that the human can't synthesis must rely on food intake are all exist in yellow rice wine. “Marden red” is the most famous yellow rice wine in Shangyu, this kind of wine buried in the soil when girls born, after about 18 years, as present to husband on the wedding. Tourist attractions Shangyu has a long history, the inscriptions on oracle bones have already recorded “Shangyu” which is 3000 years ago. Therefore, many human landscapes were existed in history and keep until now.
Fenngming Mountain waterfalls
Southern part of Shangyu are hilly and mountain area, natural landscapes like quaternary glacier and fruit trees are famous here. Fengming Mountain (凤鸣山) Fengming mountain is located in the town of Fenghui, about 4 km far from town center. Scenic area is about 2.4 square kilometers, the “overhanging rocks and waterfall” and “one-thousand-year-old vine” are most popular and shocked landscapes. In addition, Taoist literatures named here are “the ninth great holy land” because alchemy ancestor and the Taoist patriarch Wei Boyang was born and concocted pills of immortality in this mountain, finally write down the book “Zhou yi shen tong qi”, which has great and unique contribution to the study of ancient chemistry and health science.  Gong Mountain (贡山)
Countryside of Shangyu
Gong mountain located in Songxia town, cross Yixian County, Xiuning
County and Huizhou District. The area is about 1078 square kilometers.
Gong mountain is one of the most famous three mountains in Zhejiang
province. Sunrise, strangely-shaped pines, rocks, sea of clouds, hot
springs are "five beauties" that all tourists love them. In addition,
Gong mountain with important scientific and ecological value of study
the change and development of geologic structures. 
The Famen Temple (罚宁寺)
Faning Temple, renowned for storing the veritable finger bone of the
Shakyamuni Buddha, is located in Shangyu of
The fourth stone glaciers
Glaciers of Fuzhi mountain (覆卮山冰川)
Fuzhi mountain located in the border area of Shangyu,
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County-level divisions of
Wuxing District Nanxun District Changxing County Deqing County Anji County
Dinghai District Putuo District Daishan County Shengsi County