China Water Towns

China water towns mostly are located in east China region, which is traditionally regarded as Jiangnan, a poetic and classic region highlighted with the traditional elite culture and folk culture. Jiangnan water towns may be easier to be understood as East China water town in line with viewing a standard Chinese map, and in this way, China water towns are Jiangnan water towns. Jiangnan water towns gradually shape their own characteristics in a history of thousands of years. Since Wu Kingdom, Chu Kingdom and Yue Kingdom explored and developed this region, and firstly surpassed the middle China in Jin Dyansty in the aspects of economy and culture, Jiangnan has been an important center of Chinese culture, education, economy and academics. Jiangnan water towns are roughly situated in today’s south regions of Anhui province and Jiangsu province, north regions of Jiangxi province and Zhejiang province as well as Shanghai. This area is the traditional center of Jiangnan region, also the highlights of Jiangnan culture. Jiangnan gets its charm from water, so towns of Jiangnan is built on the water and decorated by water. Water in a most degree is the blood water towns, and gives this special region endless inspiration, vigor and enchantment. Traveling to these water towns, visitors actually experience the history of Jiangnan, and the active regional culture and lifestyle like the water. The most famous water towns in east China are represented by Zhouzhuang Water Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Luzhi Water Town, Nanxun Water Town, Tongli Water Town , Mudu Water Town, Wuyuan Town, Xidi Ancient Village, Hongcun Ancient Village, Zhujiajiao Water Town and Chongming Water Town …