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Beautiful ZhuJiaJiao 朱家角 water-town, ShangHai

An enchanting water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, ZhuJiaJiao retains it's ancient charm ...

The name literally translates as 'Zhu Family home/corner', reflecting its earliest origins. The town lies on the south side of the YangTse River and has many picturesque canals crossed by hundreds of original Ming and Qing dynasty bridges.

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A trip to scenic XiTang 西塘, ZheJiang province

XīTang is a picturesque, ancient water-town in JiaShan County, ZheJiang province; within the flat-lands of the YangTse River delta. Its history dates back to at least the Spring and Autumn Period when it was located at the border of the ancient states of Yue and Wu.


XiTang is crisscrossed by nine rivers and many canals, linked by a multitude of distinct stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares. The town has maintained a tranquil ambiance and scenic beauty, making it a popular tourist attraction and has been frequently depicted in traditional Chinese landscape painting.


In XiTang, there are well-preserved groups of buildings from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). XiTang also contains numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters and a 1,200 meter canal-side, tiled-roof long-corridor.


Other places of interest include :



  • XiYuan Garden, with trees and plants, lakes and bridges, pavilions and fountains all harmoniously integrated.
  • Xue's House, which is a typical wooden courtyard of the rich merchant from this region during the later Qing dynasty.
  • WangXian Bridge, which was constructed during the Song dynasty, more than a thousand years ago.

XiTang can be explored on a day-trip from Shanghai or HangZhou. From Shanghai, the journey takes around 1:45 hours by coach. Alternatively, one can first take a train or bus to JiaShan, from where there is a bus leaving for XiTang every 10 minutes, a distance of around ten kilometers. One might choose to stay overnight in XiTang or JiaShan to take in the evening or early morning ambiance.


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A walk through ZhuJiaJiao 朱家角 water town

ZhūJiāJiǎo is an ancient water town now situated in the outskirt of ShangHai municipality.

The town has 36 beautiful bridges dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties.


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The Three Natural Bridges 天生三桥 of WuLong County, ChongQing

A great day out in splendid scenery ...

Part of the movie Curse of the Golden Flower was filmed here.


The scenic area is about two and a half hours from the city of ChongQing by bus and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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LuZhi 甪直 water town, JiangSu province

LuZhi, also known as PuLi 甫里, lies about 15km east of SuZhou.


A town with scenery similar to ZhouZhuang, though smaller and quieter, with many varied ancient bridges and other attractions.


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