Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains.
Endowed with another elegant name – ‘Pearl Stream’ – the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity. ~ (Source: travelchinaguide.com)
Our Chinese friends told us there were more to see in Zhujiajiao. Unfortunately, we didn’t have much time. I guess it’s best it turned out that way. Maybe someday soon I’ll be back to visit that memorable ancient town again.
In the company of colleagues and friends from different places, walking in streets steeped with history, and generally having a good time – it truly was a well-spent day. Like I said in my other old village photo journal, Life is good.