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    Gongsheng Grains Workshop

    by cal6060 Updated Nov 17, 2013

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    Gongsheng Grains Workshop is one of the attractions in Wuzhen East Town. Basically, they are selling rice wine, at the same time show you how an actual distillery churning out a pungent rice wine. This was the traditional way to make rice wine in Wuzhen. I was more interested to see the traditional workshop than testing their wine.

    In Chinese: 三百酒坊

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    Eat an ice-cream and drink chrysanthemum tea

    by volarevolare Written Jul 4, 2012

    If it's a hot day like it was in April 2012, do look out for the ice-cream man!

    He's the guy with a big wooden box -- yup, it's his ice-cream box! ;) Amazing but true, he will pick out ice-cream sticks (more of a sorbet rather than ice-cream with cream sort of ice lollies) and it'd be divine on a hot day!

    Then walk into a tea shop and order some Wuzhen Chrysanthemum tea -- this will be usually served in glass teapots with small double-glassed tea cups... so delicate and exquisite, just like the taste and aroma of chrysanthemums as you sip the tea.

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    Eat the local delights

    by volarevolare Written Jul 4, 2012

    There are houses along the walkways and you can figure out if they offer home-cooked food just by smelling the aromas emitting from their kitchens or asking them if they have a table available -- each household is only allowed 2 tables to do business.

    Best to book with them early, like let them know what time you'd come in for lunch or dinner so that they can save a table for you, or enough food as well.

    The dishes are simple, everyday fare, but plain delicious! :)

    Whatever they serve always turns up good! But then again, I'm not picky with food...

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    Take a Boat Ride

    by volarevolare Written Jul 4, 2012

    If you're in a water village, don't miss a boat ride...

    It's just idyllic to float through the canals and take in the sights... very calming and relaxing way to spend some time.

    Boatmen are certified to paddle the boats using the single oar and the boats are usually comfortable cabins with small windows that open to views outside -- feels cosy inside and rather special :)

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    Wuzhen East Town

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 13, 2011

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    When I first saw Wuzhen East Town, I was in shock and excited the beauty of this town. It Is not only old, but those narrow rivers with boats around the town is so classic in the Chinese way. Other than enjoying the views every where in town, I visited some of the important attractions reflecting the history and culture of Wuzhen.

    1) Gongsheng Grains Workshop
    2) Blue Prints Workshop
    3) Mao Dun's Former Residence
    4) Huiyuan Pawn House
    5) Flower Drum Opera at Village Square

    If you have more time, you can even hire a boat to cruise around the river.

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    Jiangnan Ancient Bed Hall

    by cal6060 Written Aug 13, 2011

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    Jiangnan Furniture Hall is located in one of those small street in Wuzhan East town. The hall exhibits the traditional Jiangnan's furnitures specially the traditional beds. During my visit, I thought I went shopping at IKEA in ancient China. It is quite a big areas with different display of traditional Chinese furnitures.

    In Chinese: 江南白床馆

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    Flower Drum Opera - Village Square

    by cal6060 Written Aug 13, 2011

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    During our visit, we passed by the Village Square. This is an example of how villagers were entertained by Chinese opera in their town center. The Village Square is surrounded by shops, restaurants, rest areas, and a small theater beside the square.

    In Chinese: 花鼓戏

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    Mao Dun Museum

    by cal6060 Written Aug 13, 2011

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    Before 1994, it was called Mao Dun's Former Residence. It is a museum to show the residence, the childhood, life, and achievement of this great revolutionary writer. This 7000sf house was bought by his father in 1885, and it was a good example of houses in late Qing dynasty.

    I like this museum cause it is located in this typical old Wuzhan town area.

    Famous Site in Wuzhan, don't miss..

    In Chinese: 茅盾故居

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    Huiyuan Pawn House

    by cal6060 Written Aug 13, 2011

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    This was once a famous pawnshop in Wuzhen. The old furniture like old cabinets, drawers, Chairs, and tables are the remnants in this attraction. You can see the old architecture of this old shop house as well.

    In Chinese: 汇源当铺

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    Blue Print Workshop

    by cal6060 Written Aug 13, 2011

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    Blue Print Workshop displays some beautiful painted blue cloths of Jiangnan region. They are using blue glass and dyeing material makes their fabric in patterns. It is very nice to see those fabrics hanging together while drying under the sun.

    In Chinese: 蓝印花布作坊

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    More pictures of Wuzhen

    by chatterley Updated Dec 16, 2006

    The canals and waterways are flanked by trees on one side, and houses on the other. Arc bridges erected across the canals connect the two sides. Visiting this village is like taking a walk down memory lane, transporting us back to hundreds of years ago.

    Unfortunately, most of the young people of this village have chosen to uproot themselves and leave for better job opportunites in bigger cities. Most of the residents who chose to stay on are the older ones.

    Boats passing through a bridge

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    See the Carvings on bridges and homes

    by chatterley Written Dec 16, 2006

    The wood and stone carvings on bridges, windows etc have been well preserved in Wuzhen. These date back hundreds of years. In this photo, you can still see the carvings on the lion (which is on a stone bridge) very clearly. In the background, you can also see the wood carvings on the windows and walls of houses.

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    Cruising down the canals in Wuzhen

    by chatterley Written Dec 16, 2006

    The best way to see Wuzhen is to take a trip down the canals on boat. Each of these boats can seat a maximum of eight persons. Along the way, we passed through ancient bridges and waterways, and could see the residential houses up close. These houses are still occupied, and one of the houses had a dog that kept barking at every passing boat he saw. The whole experience was very serene and quiet (save for the barking dog!).

    cruise down the river in Wuzhen

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    Enjoy a Boat Ride

    by y_lyn Written Dec 6, 2006

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    Feel the charm of the old town by taking a boat ride along the river. 1 boat can take about 5 person. When you are on the boat, besides taking photos of the scenery, do observe the people living by the side of the river too. You can see them washing and hanging their clothes, mopping the floor and there are some who play mahjong too!

    Along the river

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    Martial Arts Performance

    by cal6060 Updated Aug 13, 2011

    Martial art performance is performed by locals at the end of a canal in Wuzhan east town. The act is on the 'boxing boat' at the end of the canal.

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