Wuzhen Pictures – Wuzhen Photo Gallery

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Wuzhen is a historic water town which lies in the center of a triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. Wuzhen Water Town is located in the city of Tongxian in the northen Zhejiang Province, 80km to the northeast of Hangzhou, 80km to the south of Suzhou and 140km to the southwest of Shanghai. There are daily long-distance buses going directly to Wuzhen from Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai and Jiaxing.

If you are planning your Hangzhou tour, Suzhou tourKwww.tong or Shanghai tour, a side trip to Wuzhen is highly recommended. Wuzhen is the typical water town in the Yangtze river delta region. It has well preserved the layout and the style of a water town in Ming and Qing dynasties.

The waterways crisscross Wuzhen Town, mainly dividing the town into 4 areas  Dongzha (east), Xizha (west), Nanzha (south), and Beizha (north). The water paths are incorporated into the ancient grand canal. Wuzhen ancient town dislays its charm and history through its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways, ornate wood carvings.

Beside its waterways, stone bridges and ancient buildings, Wuzhen also gives you the opportunity to appreciate the ordinary life in the Ming and Qing dynasties through its well preserved old house-turned theme museums, shops and organizations such as Ancient Bed Museum, Folk Custom Museum, Wine Distillery Workshop, Indigo Fabric Workshop, Woodcarving Museum, Coin Museum, The Former Residence of Mao Dun, Shadow Play, Fanglu Teahouse, Huiyuan Pawnshop, Wedding Museum, Zhaoming Academy, Chinese Footbinding Culture Museum, Wuzhen Post Office, Wuzhen Grand Theater, Heal town Pharmacy, and Yida Silk Workshop.

Follow me to have a photo tour of Wuzhen Water Town.

Wuzhen Water Town is dubbed as “Venice of the East”. The waterways form the water streets or lanes connect bridges and street buildings and houses.

Wuzhen Water Town is dubbed as Venice of the East.

Wuzhen Water Town is dubbed as Venice of the East.

A humpback stone bridge over the canal linking two blocks of the traditional houses.
A humpback stone bridge over the canal linking two blocks of the traditional houses.

A humpback stone bridge over the canal linking two blocks of the traditional houses.

 
The slab paved lanes flanked by the old wooden houses in Wuzhen.
The slab paved street flanked by the old wooden houses in Wuzhen.

The slab paved street flanked by the old wooden houses in Wuzhen.

A stone beam bridge spans the waterway.
A beam stone bridge over the canal

A beam stone bridge over the canal

The old wood houses built by the water pathway.
The old wood houses built by the water pathway.

The old wood houses built by the water pathway.

Many building protrude above the water for more spaces with stone pillars supporting in the water.
Many building protrude above the water

Many building protrude above the water

The narrow street with long chairs goes along the canal
The narrow street with long chairs goes along the canal

The narrow street with long chairs goes along the canal

Wuzhen Water Town is not a artificial replica of the historic town, and it is a natural town still inhabitated by the local residents.
Wuzhen Water Town is not a artificial replica of the historic town, and it is still inhabitated by the local residents.

Wuzhen Water Town is not a artificial replica of the historic town, and it is still inhabitated by the local residents.

Washing clothes by making the water of the canal. Local residents still keep the original water town life.
Local residents still keep the original water town life.

Local residents still keep the original water town life.

A traditional shop for local wine and liquor
A traditional shop for for local wine and liquor

A traditional shop for for local wine and liquor

Stroll on the narrow lane paved with stone slabs with the hanging laundry that sways overhead
Stroll on the narrow lane paved with stone slabs with the hanging laundry that sways overhead

Stroll on the narrow lane paved with stone slabs with the hanging laundry that sways overhead

A traditional kitchen
A traditional kitchen

A traditional kitchen

A local souvenir shop
A local souvenir shop

A local souvenir shop

A traditional Wine Distillery Workshop
A traditional Wine Distillery Workshop

A traditional Wine Distillery Workshop

An indigo Fabric Workshop
An indigo Fabric Workshop

An indigo Fabric Workshop

What’s in his mind? Can the historic town survive the internet age?
Can the historic town survive the internet age

Can the historic town survive the internet age

Wuzhen Water Town is akin to a scroll of Chinese painting.
Wuzhen Water Town is akin to a scroll of Chinese painting.

Wuzhen Water Town is akin to a scroll of Chinese painting.

Painting a beautiful life! We need a slow life, we need clean water and fresh air more than the growth of GDP.
Painting a beautiful life! We need a slow life, we need clean water and fresh air more than the

Painting a beautiful life! We need a slow life, we need clean water and fresh air more than the

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