As summer has come already, the summer vacation also starts! Looking for attractive spots for families to relax? We recommend you the Water Towns! There are many water towns near Shanghai including Wu Zhen, Zhou Zhuang, Zhu Jia Jiao and so on. You will enjoy idyllic scenes of small bridges, flowing water ways, and charming local households there. And at the same time, and you can also bring home your DIY folk pictures with the most unique local charm and countryside flavor.

Our concierge recommends:

Wuzhen – A historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province. Wuzhen displays its history through its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways and delicate wood carvings.

Demonstration in the traditional workshops district display traditional crafts as the printing and dyeing of blue printed fabrics, the primitive techniques of cloth shoe making and tobacco-planting. Visitors may operate the machines to get an idea of how the original work was carried out over 200 years ago. The local houses here are decorated with carved wood, stone doors and windows.

Zhouzhuang – A popular tourist destination, classified as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses and the elegant watery views. It has been called the “Venice of the East“.

Zhujiajiao – An ancient town located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai. It is a water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago. Archaeological findings dating back 5,000 years have also been found. 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today.

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