Sunday, January 25, 2009

Photo special: Zhu Jia Jiao











Athough I found the water village Zhu Jia Jiao to be a bit of a tourist trap, it sure resulted in a lot of pretty pictures! Or what do you guys think?


Some info about the town (from travelchinaguide.com) "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."

I am personally not sure if I would refer to the city as a 'glimmering bright pearl' but then again, I am not a writer for a traveling page... I think this city is worth a visit though as it is kind of cute in its own, little way and also... it is way cheaper to go for a boat ride on the canals of Zhu Jia Jiao than the ones in Venice :) 
















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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of some Shanghai canals. I liked the picture of the little kid with the 'moe' haircut. Moe was one of the members of a comedy team called the Three Stooges from the fifties and sixties in the US. The early Beatles Mop Top was a version of that.

Jim

Blinky St. James said...

Those are great pictures. Very cute! :) I liked the shots of buildings, and the little kid. :D

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girlpowr23 said...

Omg!The pictures are beautiful!You must have a good camera!Lol!I loved seeing the pictures.Keep taking photos!

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Geko said...

Exelentes fotos, lo que mas me gusta es que no son del tipo turista sino comunes.

Saludos

Mayur said...

Really very good, rare pictures......gud work!

Justin G.P. Li said...

so beautiful,,, i did not even be there..

Alex said...

It's a beautiful place...

Amrita Alam Sandhy said...

I just love this article and I love to read all of ur articles.Its very helpful for all of us.From Ur article We can know a lot of things about china.Mindblowing.Thank You very much.Take care.Best of luck

Southern Realtor said...

Cool Pics. Keep them coming. I miss living overseas.

dave said...

you are brave girl. Although I came from China but I do not have your courage to visit so many different places. China is huge and people are diversified. I hope you have a safe trip and continue post your excitement. Take care!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Different places has its own beauty. I love the water canals or "water village". Will be going with my family to Zhu Jia Jiao for holidays. Thanks for sharing.