FD Zhoujiajiao & Zhouzhuang tour


| May 15, 2020

The ancient township of Zhoujiajiao, an hour's drive from Shanghai, was a commercial centre during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. Markets could be found along the riverside thanks to its convenient water transportation. The streets of Zhoujiajiao have retained their original structure, with granite-laid roads and narrow streets sandwiched in between brick and wooden two-storey buildings, most built on the water, and in recent years this ancient township has drawn famous film directors from China and elsewhere. A visit to Zhoujiajiao can be easily combined with the water town of Zhouzhuang, which is crisscrossed with rivers and lakes, numerous arched bridges and 900-year-old buildings. It is a small old town, and contrasts with the huge, modern city of Shanghai.

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