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Tongli

Situated east to the ancient canal on the bank of the Taihu Lake. Tongli is 18 kilometers from Suzhou City. and 80 kilometers from Shanghai. In ancient times. Tongli was called Fushi. It was changed to Tongli in the early years of the Tang...

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Nanxun

Nanxun. situated in Huzhou City. is a famous historical and cultural town in Zhejiang Province. It is in the hinterland of the Hangjiahu Plain. It faces the Taihu Lake to the north. and borders on Jiangsu Province to the east. Nanxun is on...

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Luzhi

Situated 25 kilometers southeast from Suzhou. Jiangsu Province. Luzhi Town was praised as the First Town of Chinese Watery Regions by Fei Xiaotong. vice president of the Standing Committee of the National People`s Congress. Because Lu Qium...

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Zhouzhuang

Zhouzhuang is 30 km in the southwest of Kunshan City and 38 km to the southeast of Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. Lying quietly by the side of Dianshan Lake near the Daguanyuan Park in Shanghai. it has a history of more than 900 years. The to...

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Xitang

Xitang is an ancient town in the north of Jiashan County. It has a peaceful and beautiful entironment. with flat terrain and netted rivers. It features huge area and a large number of bridges. lanes. and ceilinged corridors. What`s more. o...

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Wuzhen

Wuzhen Town lies in the north of Zhejiang Province and by the west side of the Jinghang Grand Canal. Being a place of strategic importance for both land and water transportation. it is known to all that Wuzhen is at the juncture of the two...

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Stove Gods

Some accounts claim the Stove God to be the spirit of the mythical Emperor Yan. creator of fire. Others say that he is the patriarch Zhang Gong. who is supposed to have maintained peace and harmony in his household despite its being inhabi...

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Door Gods

visit here for more detail: http://www.china-corner.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=438PN=1TPN=1 After the Stove God. likely the best-known household deities were the ubiquitous door gods. Like the Stove God. door gods have a certain univers...

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Ancient Capital City

Ancient Capital City in Shaanxi to Protect City Wall Xi`an. the capital city of northwest China`s Shaanxi Province and home to numerous cultural relics and tourist destinations. has drawn up long-term plans to protect its city wall scenic...

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Customs of the People of Taihu Lake

After traveling six kilometers eastward from Guangfu Town. we arrived at the Taihu District. a community of nearly ten thousand people. Out of this number. six thousand dwell on boats like their ancestors did. It happened to be May. a mont...

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