Zhujiajiao Water Town
Head to Zhujiajiao where you will see a former trading village that rose to glory as a result of the Grand Canal system which exported China’s goods overseas. Zhujiajiao was built around the around the shore of the vast Dingshan Lake. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was one of the largest commercial centres on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. What remains today as you travel round are 36 beautiful old stone bridges which connect the quaint narrow streets.