An in-depth exploration: 10 lesser-known but amazing water towns in China

Have you been to any of China's beautiful and traditional water towns? Perhaps you have visited one of the most well-known ones, such as Wuzhen Town in Zhejiang province. But away from Wuzhen Town, there are many iconic water towns you can't miss in China. Let's explore ten amazing ones you may not be so familiar with.

1 Wtown

Adjacent to the Yuanyang Lake Reservoir, Wtown in Miyun district, Beijing, is home to tranquil scenery and charming quadrangle buildings that showcase the ancient culture of North China.

2 Fengjing Town

Fengjing Town in East China’s Shanghai is surrounded by a network of waterways and was once known as one of the "four famous towns of the Jiangnan region".

3 Jiangwan Town

Surrounded by rivers and mountains, Jiangwan Town in East China’s Jiangxi province is known for its well-preserved Hui-style structures with a history of more than one thousand years.

4 Zhujiajiao Town

Located to the west of Shanghai, adjacent to the Dianshan Lake scenic area, Zhujiajiao Town is an ancient town with a charm that is typical of China's Jiangnan region.

5 Shuangjiang Town

Located in the beautiful city of Chongqing, Shuangjiang Ancient Town was built during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, over 400 years ago.

6 Sijing Town

SijingTown in Songjiang district, East China’s Shanghai, is located where four streams converge.Rich in natural resources, the town has drawn many merchants and vendors and has been a transportation and distribution hub for agricultural products since ancient times.

7 Furong Town

Furong Town is dubbed as "an ancient town hanging on the waterfalls". Located in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao autonomous prefecture in Hunan province, it has a unique landscape of hills and rivers.

8 Xinchang Town

Xinchang Ancient Town is located in Shanghai. It was named after the southward relocation of the Xiasha Salt Field 800 years ago, indicating it was a new salt field.

9 Biancheng Town

Biancheng Town is located on the border of Hunan, Guizhou and Chongqing.Chinese writer Shen Congwen(1902-1988) drew inspiration from the town when writing the acclaimed novel Border Town.

10 Nianhuawan Town

Nianhuawan Town, surrounded by mountains and lakes and located next to the Lingshan Grand Buddha, one of Wuxi's most famous tourist attractions, is a Zen-style town.

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