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The pictures of Zhouzhuang Ancient Town come from a slideshow without a clear reference. That happens a lot, slideshows circulating on the Internet and no way to figure out who made it. Maybe somebody can figure it out with the Chinese characters?
Zhouzhuang (周庄) lies at the middle between Shanghai and Suzhou. It is an ancient town of Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, a region that abounds with rivers and lakes. So it is thought by many to be the best waterside town in China.This ancient town has a history of more than 900 years old with many houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are about 100 houses with courtyards, and 60 of them have arch gateways made by carved bricks.
With lakes on four sides, the beauty of Zhouzhuang is specially to be found along the waterside lanes and around a number of the stone bridges. A different vista at every turn can be found here. All those make a visit most enjoyable. Also, one can enjoy the fairyland atmosphere of the evenings here when the myriad stars twinkle as though in communication with the glittering lights.