Oriental Venice refers to Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. Jiangsu Province is located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the hills in the south of the Yangtze River. In addition to abundant rainfall, there are two major water systems in the south of the Yangtze River and Qiantang River, which are connected by canals. This makes Suzhou and other regions rich in water systems, like a large water network here, everywhere It can be seen that the rivers are connected, so it is called "Oriental Venice".
Water village Suzhou:Oriental Venice - Su zhou
Suzhou has become a city with "garden in the city" and "city in the garden", with mountains, water, city, forest, garden and town as one, perfect combination of classical and modern, ancient charm and modern style, and harmonious development. Suzhou and Shaoxing are the most representative residences in Jiangnan. The south of the Yangtze River, which is rich in natural resources, has its own characteristics in residential scale and layout. The walls around the house are tall, because most of the houses in the south are tall two-story buildings. Rows of scattered green brick and tile houses, streams flowing slowly, and simple dikes and bridges waiting for thousands of years are like a freehand ink painting.
Suzhou Water Town is different from Venice. In a comfortable environment, classical buildings, clear water, green willows, and wooden boats still driven by human power slowly cross the stone bridge, giving people a very "quiet" and relaxed feeling, which is not the feature of other tourist attractions. The representative of Suzhou Water Town is Zhouzhuang, Luzhi Town, Guangfu Town, Tongli ancient town, etc., such as the ancient QiLiShanTang, which has a history of more than 1000 years. Here, you will really intuitively feel what Jiangnan Water Town should look like. Every inch of land here is full of vicissitudes. History has left its unique traces here, and also gives it a more ancient flavor.