Zhouzhuang Off The Beaten Path

  • The school at Zhouzhuang, China
    The school at Zhouzhuang, China
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  • The garden at Zhouzhuang, China
    The garden at Zhouzhuang, China
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  • The town of Zhouzhuang
    The town of Zhouzhuang
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    Zhouzhuang school

    by victorwkf Written Oct 29, 2004

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    The school at Zhouzhuang, China

    There is a school at Zhouzhuang near to the entrance to the ancient town. Instead of turning left when you see the first canal, turn right instead and you can see the school. You can sit outside the school by the canal and observe the students and teachers.

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    Lake surrounding the town

    by victorwkf Written Oct 11, 2004

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    The lake surrounding Zhouzhuang

    One of the main reasons why Zhouzhuang was so isolated until recently is because it is protected by a huge lake. Unfotunately, I cannot remember the name of this lake, but it is impressive under the shimmering datlight, and you can see some boats and fishermen on the lake.

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    Fish farms

    by victorwkf Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Fish farm in Zhouzhuang

    You will notice that the waterways and lake outside the ancient water town of Zhouzhuang consist of many fish farms. In fact, these waters are rich in fishes, crabs, prawns, clams etc and you can try these local delicacies while in Zhouzhuang.

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    Tall pagoda

    by victorwkf Written Oct 11, 2004

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    The pagoda of Zhouzhuang

    If you noticed, there is a tall pagoda in Zhouzhuang and you can visit it if you have the time. I could not find my way to the pagoda but perhaps you have better luck. I am sure the view from up there must be fantastic.

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    Chinese old "car" - Jiao Zi

    by simcard Updated Jun 28, 2003

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    This would be another funny "trip". In the old time, only rich people can afford such transportation. It is called "jiao zi". It is carried by two people - one in the front and one in the back. Hmmm, imagine how comfortable you are sitting inside it. Today, you can only pay 10RMB for such a trip - but it would be a really short one, may not be comfortable though. I saw the carriers danced like ancient DISCO. Gosh! I imagine I were there, I think they would throw my heart and lung out!

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    Fishing Trip

    by simcard Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Since there are so many waters around this little village, there are also a lot of fishmen here. They have their boats going out to big lakes doing fishing. You can of course pay to go with them for a fishing trip.

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    What is That?

    by simcard Written Nov 10, 2002

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    This was certainly something that drew our attention. My friends and I had no idea at all at the first sight of what it could be. And soon we found out it was an ancient machine that can pump water from the river. Isn't it cool? You just go up there to ride the wheel, then water comes up from the river... But be aware, this costs you 2RMB to have a try. I didn't try it though because I heard girls screaming there - I think it could be fun, but maybe I would be afraid of falling off too...

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    Garden

    by victorwkf Written Oct 29, 2004

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    The garden at Zhouzhuang, China

    There is a very nice garden at the south western end of the ancient town near to the big lake where you can sit down and relax while admiring the beautiful scenery and enjoy the cool breeze.

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    Zhouzhuang's town gate

    by victorwkf Written Oct 11, 2004

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    Main gate of Zhouzhuang town

    When you enter the main town of Zhouzhuang, you will come across an impressive gateway to welcome you.

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    Explore the town

    by victorwkf Written Oct 11, 2004

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    The town of Zhouzhuang

    There is a town of Zhouzhuang immediately outside the ancient water town worth exploring to see the local way of life. The town is small and easy to move around.

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    Chess Museum Again

    by simcard Written Nov 10, 2002

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    Actually I forgot to mention in my last tip that the chess museum also has a small exhibition of Chinese money in different times in the past. It is very interesting!

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