Situated between Lake Tai and Shanghai about fifty kilometers southeast of Suzhou on the southern shores of Lake Baixian, Zhouzhaung is perhaps the most famous water town in China.
Most of the thousand households, many of them two storied whitewashed homes with black tiled roofs were built in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties and remain in excellent condition.
The small town is without any motorised transport and can easily be seen in a day using either a gondola or a rickshaw or simply by walking. I think I'd like to stay longer.
It's known as the Venice of the East...
What would happen if a tsunami hit at high tide?ReplyDelete
Another interesting place I had no idea existed. There's adventure everywhere.ReplyDelete
I think a lot of Bangkok used to be like that, until they were crazy enough to fill in most of it with concrete.ReplyDelete
Very special place, very romantic. I bet Renoir woulda liked those paper lanterns.
With places like Bruges in Belgium, Venice Canal in California, Venice, Italy and Bangkok, Thailand who would have thought that China has a Zhouzgaung to make you gasp in delight as well. I'll have to live at least 500 years to see and do all the things on the bucket list. The list keeps getting longer.ReplyDelete
Such another view of a very complex (and huge) country! It reminded me of so many other places and yet is its own. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I hope it does not smells as foul as Venice now does. Was enchanted on first visit to Venice in the '70's,, & saddened by last visit 3 yrs ago. Stench was unbearable in some areas.ReplyDelete
Awesome ,would love to visit one day .ReplyDelete