Zhouzhuang, a traditional Jiangnan water town, has left us with both mottled white walls and black slate road. Walking on it, you can always feel the vicissitudes of history. It is indeed an old town with some years old. The traces of the ancestors left have not changed. The stone arch bridges and the clear water have not changed, the pleasant living atmosphere also has not changed. Although the commercial taste is getting stronger, the people in the ancient town try to restore everything that was once there, so that the tradition can be passed down. Being in the ancient town of Zhouzhuang is just like you are in an intangible cultural heritage. Even these old street tiles and slab-covered arch bridges are intangible cultural heritage. The 14 ancient stone bridges that were preserved are built in the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. More than 60% of the houses still preserve the architectural style of the period of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and the entire Zhouzhuang ancient town is a pre-selected place for world cultural heritage.
Zhouzhuang is the first water town in China. You will feel it leisure when walking slowly on the banks of the Zhouzhuang River. You can also sit on a boat and watch the two banks along the river at night. The typical bridges in the south of the Yangtze River are very beautiful. Don’t join the group, just slowly enjoy the charm there by yourself, it will be better. The large-scale water scene performance in the evening is very good. It usually starts at 19:00 or 16:30. The performance includes the waters of Jiangnan, the Four Seasons of Jiangnan and the Jiangnan folk customs, especially the last one about the water wedding custom will have interactive interactions, which is very interesting.
It is absolutely necessary to stay in the ancient town for one night, when the bustling tourists leave, it is the time to truly understand the essence of the Zhouzhuang Water Town. Especially in the early morning, after a heavy snowfall, when the sun slowly spreads to the ancient town, you will truly appreciate her unparalleled beauty.