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2011 Wuzhen


Wuzhen (Chinese: 乌镇) is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province,
People's Republic of China. It lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai.
Covering an area of 71.19 square kilometres (27.49 sq mi), Wuzhen has a total population is 60,000.

Located in the center of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River.
Wuzhen displays its history through its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways and delicate wood carvings.
The town also has a rich cultural background.

Today one can view the traditional workshops district display traditional crafts as the printing
and dyeing of blue printed fabrics, the primitive techniques of cloth shoe making and tobacco-planing.
Visitors may operate the machines to get an idea of how the original work was carried out over 200 years ago.
The local houses here are decorated with carved wooden and stone doors and windows.

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A woman washes her clothes in the water of the canal.
A woman washes her clothes in the water of the canal.
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