The city is known for silk production and historical preservation. Some sites date back 2,300 years to when the city was first inhabited. Visitors can experience its historic tea culture at any number of teahouses in the area.
Cities like Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing are all within close distance for a day trip. Modernization has allowed conveniences like western-style apartments and fast-food restaurants, but the city’s love of history and culture has preserved the Chinese feel of the city.