Ancient towns in China are always somewhere special because of their scenery and traditions, which are living fossils of ancient lifestyles, festivals, custom, aesthetics and social relations as well as rooted clanship. Nowadays it is easier for Chinese people to seek traditional Chinese culture in these ancient towns than in urban cities. Apart from that, there is one thing that can be found only between those narrow streets and winding rivers, and that is tranquility. Here are top 30 ancient towns in China in random order. If you want to experience China ancient towns along your China tours, a visit to the following sites would never get you disappointed.
Xitang is only 90km away from Shanghai, because the convenient transport, no mater by bus or by train from Shanghai you can reach there very fast. It is a small, mysterious and typical water township in southern China with over a thousand years of history. Many tour agents have arranged the Xitang village discovery along their Yangtze River cruises deals, offering travelers great chances to discover Chinese water towns.
Wuzhen is an old town in the south of Yangtze River Delta in China with a history of more than 1300 years. It is located in the north of Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, with Huzhou City to the west and close to Wujiang County of Jiangsu Province to its north. If you have enjoyed the natural beauty of China by your travel to Shangri-la, while a visit to Chinese water towns would be another must-have to discover the natural beauty of China further.
On the list of Records of Gardens South of the Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River is Nanxun, the only town containing a total of five large gardens. Nanxun boasts numerous historic sites and enchanting natural landscapes, and has both a rich cultural heritage as well as the poetic, waterside charm seen in areas along the Yangtze River. Every year, many
China educational tours would flock to Zhejiang to discover the beautiful watertown Nanxun.
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