Zhouzhuang

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Zhouzhuang water town, something like 30 miles west of Shanghai Nicknamed "Venice of the East", for obvious reasons Although according to Wikipedia, about 20 other places claim that same nickname
Shide Bridge Gondola pilot Zhouzhuang canal
Zhouzhuang canal Gondola Zhouzhuang canal
Canal intersection The famous twin bridges, although I probably could have tried for a better angle. You've got the curved arch ahead, and a square arch on the right that's tough to make out. Most of the buildings were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties
Zhouzhuang canal Gondola Zhouzhuang canal
Stone bridge Zhouzhuang canal Typical stone bridge
Zhouzhuang canal Zhouzhuang alley Snack shop
Crawfish The town exit, running the gauntlet of souvenir shops

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