Xitang: the Ancient Water Town

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December 28th 2007
Published: September 15th 2008
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Xitang is known for its bridges, lanes, and ceilinged corridors. Chinese describe it 「橋多、弄多、廊棚多」.

It almost felt like I just traveled hundreds of years back in time to the Ming and Qing Dynasty. It also felt like I was walking in a Chinese painting with waterfront landscape. Life here seemed to be quieter, more lay back and easy going.

This ancient water town reminds me of the Chinese poem: 小橋, 流水, 人家.

Unique and beautiful!

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