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.

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

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. It should not be confused as a possible birthplace of the wine since that had been around for many dynasties before the restaurant.

See also Edit

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.