Wuzhen, the Historic Scenic Town (China)

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Wuzhen, a town located within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.

It’s a town in the south of Yangtze River Delta in China with more than 1300 years of history. The town is famous of it’s very old and ancient city where it’s the former residence of Mao Dun, a well-known Chinese revolutionary writer. The place was surrounded by a river, where there are ancient stone bridges connect one side to the next. The town was separated into few districts, where I did not manage to visited it all in just 2-3 hours time. I was too busy shooting there.

The silk dyeing is the most unique process I’ve ever seen. And the white and blue silk hanging on the bamboo stick was indeed very beautiful. Besides that, tourist can take a ride on the canal and cruise along the river instead of walking, but yet, me and my company choose to walk, as there is so much to see and shoot on the street, than cruising with the canal.

The ancient street of the town is totally the same with those I’ve seen on some old Chinese ‘kung-fu’ movie. It’s now so real in front of my eyes. Was wondering how does ancient people live in a town, without electrical appliances and technologies. And yet the town was still occupied by some of the old folks, well, with electrical appliances now for sure.

It is a beautiful ancient town, and it was an incredible experience to me.

written by eva_eva on 2010-04-08 in #world #locations #winter #heritage #canal #bridge #travel #lca #ancient #town #china #silk #wuzhen #sensia100 #historical #sensia200

8 Comments

  1. erikamentari
    erikamentari ·

    these photos are great!

  2. kefuwa
    kefuwa ·

    love the album :)

  3. naomac
    naomac ·

    Love your photo's their great.

  4. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    so charming :) so it's relatively "near" Taiyuan and Pingyao - what was your next destination? :)

  5. la0da
    la0da ·

    nice album eva...

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    Superb ! N°7 and 13 are jewels !

  7. a_lion
    a_lion ·

    I managed to make it to Suzhou and Shaoxing, but never to Wuzhen, and looking at the pictures, rather regret my oversight! Really lovely photos that really capture the feel of Chinese water-towns. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    beautiful shots!

  9. eva_eva
    eva_eva ·

    thanks :) it's a beautiful scenic town indeed :)

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