Hah! I haven’t posted in such a long time, I bet you all thought I’m dead by now! Fear not, I’m quite alive and kicking – in fact, more than usual, as I wasn’t able to squander my time on Facebook and other useless stuff that the People’s Republic of China protects me from with their all-mighty firewall – thank you, o leaders.
Anyway, back on track.
Sometime ago I went on a one-day trip to another water town called Wuzhen. This one is a bit bigger than the previous one, so the price of the tickets and the number of visitors were also accordingly larger. Fortunately it was a Friday, so it wasn’t as crowded as it might be on a weekend.
Wuzhen lies close to the Grand Canal, the main waterway of old China leading from Beijing to Hangzhou, and it is to this fact that it owed its prosperity till well into the nineteenth century. It was also famous for its blue-dyed calico and many great personalities, most recently Mao Dun, a very popular writer of the modern China.
The town is divided into the West and East districts, for which you buy separate tickets. I’ve only seen the East District and it was worthwhile, but I’ve read some opinions that the West district is actually quieter and nicer. Also, if you want to spend the night, that is where the hotels are.
The pictures are presented more or less in the order they were taken, so – pretty random.