Zhouzhuang – “The Venice of China”

Zhouzhuang – “The Venice of China”

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Hailing from Jiangsu area in southern China among as host of ancient water towns, Zhouzhuang is undoubtedly the better known among the tourists. Like Xitang or the others, it’s only a small place with inter-crossing canals, so no motor vehicles. You can easily cover this interesting place known as “Venice of China” by foot. It’s within reach 30 km from Suzhou & 90 km from Shanghai – serving well as a week-end retreat even for the Shanghainese. It is a photographic paradise for both the amateur or professional. It’s stupendous for its sights in architecture, history & culture.

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2 thoughts on “Zhouzhuang – “The Venice of China”

  1. Zhouzhuang – “The Venice of China” – Great place – it reminds me of Li Jiang, also a UNESCO Heritage Site. Sounds like a very interesting place to visit – a town built on eight islands connected by dozens of bridges – I love bridges esp old ones!

  2. martin chung

    It is beautiful and it looks cleaner than Venice in Italy – it smells there and the Italians con you when you sit for coffee…unethical guys!

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