Videos about canals, China

A day in XiTang 喜糖, ZheJiang Province

XiTang lies not far from ShangHai.

It is a water town that through which nine rivers flow. In the ancient part of the town, the houses sit alongside the banks of beautiful canals ...


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SuZhou Encounter 邂逅姑苏

A beautiful film from JiangSu province, east China ...

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Includes scenes from TaiHu Lake Scenic Area, just to the west of SuZhou.

 

SuZhou - A city for the poetic life 苏州:诗意生活

A wonderful animation in traditional Chinese painting style ...

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The classical gardens, temples and canals of SuZhou

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The beautiful gardens, temples and canals of SuZhou 苏州

SuZhou lies in JiangSu province, north of ShangHai. It is the cradle of Wu culture ...

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ZhouZhuang 周庄 water town

JiangSu province.

Near SuZhou; not far from Shanghai. Along the HangZhou to Beijing ancient Grand Canal (still the world's longest, by far).

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Scenes from ZhouZhuang 周庄

ZhouZhuang lies around 30 kilometers south-east from SuZhou in JiangSu province.


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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.

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.

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.

A trip to TongLi 同理, SuZhou

A water town in north-east JiangSu province, not far from Shanghai. SuZhou Old Town is famous for its gardens as well as canals. The classical gardens are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

The gardens and canals of SuZhou 苏州, JiangSu province

Filmed in August 2010.

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.

The waterways of SuZhou 苏州, JiangSu province

Explore the 'Venice of the East' with CCTV's Travelogue ...

Wonderful ZhouZhuang 周庄, JiangSu province

ZhouZhuang, part of the area that Marco Polo described as the 'Venice of the East', lies just 37 miles west of Shanghai (about an hour's drive) ...

ZhouZhuang 周庄, JiangSu province

Possibly the oldest canal-based 'water town' in China. A popular tourist destination, so it is best to visit on a weekday. It is 60 kilometers from ShangHai.

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