📸View from Fengjing Ancient Water Town 枫泾古镇街景📸
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Fengjing Ancient Town, situated in the southwest of Shanghai, is 57 km from Shanghai. Fengjing has long been known as a typical ancient water town, as well as one of the four most famous towns in the south China.
Fengjing Ancient Town has a history of over 1,500 years. Demarcated by the boundary river in its center, it was governed separately by Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces from 1430 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
In the town, you will see many buildings, of which most are of Ming and Qing style. They are mainly two-story structures of brick and timber with white washed walls and black-tile-covered roofs. Each has wing-rooms, dooryard and walkway.
With its surrounding water network, the town boasts 52 bridges. Zhihe Bridge, with lichen in crevices of the stones, was built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Standing on the bridge, travelers will have a panoramic view of the trees and old houses.
You can also see red lanterns hanging under the back eaves, which add a beautiful scene to the bridge at night. Another famous one is Rainbow Bridge, which is also distinctive.
Another specialty in the town is local food delicacies, of which the yellow wine, pork trotter, Zhuang Yuan Cake and Tian Xiang Dry Bean Curd are known as the "Four Treasures of Fengjing".
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