Zhouzhuang Watertown, China

by Kathleen

P1010860{On the canal with boat operators who ferry tourists while singing songs}

Zhouzhuang is one of oldest water townships and considered the “Venice” of China. The locale is an hour from Shanghai and southeast of Suzhou. Each of the ancient residential dwellings are well preserved and have accessibility to elegant watery views of the lakes and rivers.

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The customs and traditions of these people have not changed in more than a 1000 years. They have retained a style and pattern of living on these canals, as they did centuries ago.

Two or three generations may live in a home and the families appear extremely private about their personal affairs. They stay very close to the collective and were oblivious to us as tourist.

P1010864{On the canals of Zhouzhuang}

Enjoy the Waterways!!!!!

K