Xitang Water Town

by vikash on April 11, 2013

Xitang is a very popular town having history of more than thousand years. It lies in the Jianshan County in the City of Jiaxing of Zhejiang Province. It dates back to the Period of Spring and Autum and the Warring States. This town was the place of strategic importance on the boundary of the Yue and Wu states. It has a flat terrain which is marked by natural and quiet environment with the rivers running through it. You can get the bird eye view of the whole town and blue water sparkling in the every point the eyes reflections and touch of the houses in water. The handsome Bridges, quiet water, and reflections in the rosy sunset and early morning with fishing boats and glistening lights in the evening forms the amazing picture. A full sense of poetry can be observed when the south lower reaches the Yangtze River.

Xitang Water Town

Xitang Water Town

There are many well preserved buildings of the Ming dynasty and Qing Dynasty in this town. They have a very high artistic quality and research value. These are famous for various corridors, bridges and lanes.

The covered corridor is one of the most beautiful scenes of this town. It offers very distinctive features and is historic as compared to other water towns. It has many sections and the whole covered corridor is more than thousand meters long which attracts visitor from all over the world due to its charm. It is tile roofed which is built along the riverside and provides the shelter to the people for avoiding the hot sun and rain. So, you will never be caught in the sun or exposed to the hot sun while visiting this wonderful town. One of the sections of this corridor is very elegant and it has carved decorative patterns which are praised by a large number of tourists due to its artistic perfection. There are high back davenports on the one side of the covered corridor where you can take rest along the river.

Xitang Water Town

Xitang Water Town

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