Xian Heng Inn

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Xian Heng Inn
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Notice the kegs of Shaoxing wine left of image
Traditional Chinese 咸亨酒店
Simplified Chinese 咸亨酒店

Xian Heng Inn, Xian Heng Tavern or Xian Heng Hotel is a historic Chinese cuisine restaurant located in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

The original restaurant was founded in 1884, during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor of the Qing dynasty, but closed after a few years.[1]

It was mentioned by writer Lu Xun in his work "Kong Yiji", with the restaurant situated in a fictionalised version of Shaoxing.[2]

The modern inn opened to the public on September 18, 1981, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lu Xun's birthday.[2]

The restaurant is known for maintaining the classic Shaoxing wine tradition that has been around since the dynastic times. Though it should not be confused as a possible birthplace of the wine since it had been around for many dynasties before the restaurant.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "魯迅筆下場景 紹興旅遊熱點" [Lu Xun setting is hot Shaoxing tourist spot]. Mingpao (in Chinese). 14 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b Godist.China. "Godist.cn." Hometown of Lu Xun "Xianheng Hotel" reopening. Retrieved on 2008-03-04.