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Xitang ancient town highlights tour

By Zhiyu Wang

December 1

Xitang has attracted western visitors since Mission Impossible III hit the public.

Xitang has attracted western visitors since Mission Impossible III hit the public.

Xitang is one of four ancient towns in the south part of the Yangtze River Delta. As a cradle of Wuyue culture, its history goes back to the Spring and Autumn Period.

Crisscrossed by nine rivers, Xitang is known for abundant agriculture and produces plentiful rice and fish. It has been developed into a tourist spot because of its long history and well-preserved ancient Ming and Qing buildings.

Ancient buildings in Xitang [Image Credit: VCG]
Ancient buildings in Xitang [Image Credit: VCG]
It features cobble-stone streets, ancient buildings, bridges and canals. Wufu Bridge (五福桥) is the most famous.

An ancient bridge across the river [Image Credit: VCG]
An ancient bridge across the river [Image Credit: VCG]
Xitang also boasts numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters (七老爷庙). You can also visit the Ceilinged Corridor in the business area, which was originally built as a sunshade.

Ceilinged corridors [Image Credit: VCG]
Ceilinged corridors [Image Credit: VCG]
Chinese landscape painting frequently depicts the town. Many visitors like to visit Xitang in spring to be amazed by the sea of azaleas in a breathtaking scenery.

Best time to visit: April-May, September-November

Entry: 100RMB

Opening hours: all day

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