Photo Essay: Zhouzhuang Water Town

by ali

Zhouzhuang Water Town is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers, and thought by many to be the best water town in China. Located in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, it is 30 km southeast of Suzhou and 60 km southwest of Shanghai. With over 900 years of history, many of the houses were built in the Ming Dynasty, spanning from 1368-1644, and the Qing Dynasty, spanning from 1644-1911. There are 14 stone-arch bridges in the town. The town has been very well preserved and most of the original architecture remains intact. Below is a series of photos from Zhouzhuang Water Town.

Boats at Zhouzhuang Water Town
Stone Arch Bridge at Zhouzhuang Water Town
Zhouzhuang Water Town, China
Residence at Zhouzhuang Water Town
Zhouzhuang Water Town Sunset

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