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By Yang Yang | China Daily | Updated:2016-11-16 07:28Crisscrossing waterways are now the biggest draw for visitors to Wuzhen, Zhejiang province. Visitors stroll along the banks or hop aboard boats to take in the views. [Photo by Shi Kuihua/For China Daily]Wuzhens signature waterways reflect the towns glorious past, Yang Yang reports.Zhou Qiankang says the soul of Wuzhen lies in the waterways that have run through the town for centuries.The 70-year-old is familiar with every street and bridge in this part of East China.He is also an expert on the towns history for the local government.Wuzhens origin can be traced back 7,000 years, according to the discovery of the Tanjiawan archaeological site.During the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) and the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), Wuzhen was the border between the Wu state in the north and the Yue state in the south. Wu stationed its troops here in defense.Connecting with the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in the west, Wuzhen, as the transborder area of three prefectures-Suzhou, Huzhou and Jiaxing-has become an important stop along the canal. It is the largest ancient town in Tongxiang city.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Next PageRelated StoriesA chance to relive simpler timeChopsticks shop brings dining culture to the tableHeart of a water townAlmost a one-man armyIdyllic scenery of Wuzhen water townPhotoDjokovic edges Raonic to qualify for semis of ATP World Tour FinalsHosts China held 0-0 by Qatar but perform well under LippiBrazil beats Argentina 3-0 in World Cup qualifierKvitova claims Elite Trophy, Chinas Xu helps lift doubles trophyZou Shiming secures first gold at WBO flyweight championshipFenerbahce wins Manchester United 2-1 during UEFA Europa LeagueMost PopularHighlightsDjokovic edges Raonic to qualify for semis of ATP World Tour FinalsHosts China held 0-0 by Qatar but perform well under LippiMcGregor backs up boasts with demolition of AlvarezWhats HotDjokovic edges Raonic to qualify for semis of ATP World Tour FinalsSpecialRio 2016 Olympic Games2016 Chinese F1 Grand Prix in ShanghaiShanghai Rolex MastersIAAF World Championships Beijing 2015BACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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