Xitang - A whole other side to China

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July 22nd 2009
Published: August 4th 2009
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Yesterday at about 2pm we caught a public bus to a small historic water town called Xitang. The town has thousands of years of history and there are NINE rivers that run into this town, dividing it into eight parts.

Being in Xitang has shown me a completely different side to China. People here way more chilled out than in Shanghai and everyone's a lot more easygoing and friendly. There's ancient bridges and really narrow lanes all over the place and some of the locals still get around via little gondolas. This place is the epitome of picturesque and I went pretty nuts with my camera here. We're here for a couple more nights so I'm looking forward to checking more of it out.

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Shrine to Tom Cruise

Mission Impossible III was partly filmed here.
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Lit up by lanterns

Xitang in the evening

5th August 2009

that place looks awesome, the first picture i saw i was like hey that looks like Mission impossible scene then i saw ur photo of tom cruise lol

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