Ancient towns of China can be considered as the special zones of china. It is something special which is lost in the big cities and only can be seen in the ancient towns as most of them are still in the original conditional as well as the tradition of China. They depict the ancient lifestyle, custom, festivals, aesthetics, social relations and rooted calanship. Some of the big cities like Shanghai, Hong Kong an Guangzhou represent the modern china but the towns like Zhouzhuang, Wuzhen and Fenghuang Ancient towns have remained the original tradition of China.
Huangshan Mountains represent the splendid beauty of the grand mountains in China while the Zhouzhuang features the mellow waterside town. This town lies in Kunshan which is 38 Km southeast of the city of Suzhou in the province of Jiangsu. It is one of the site which was ch\osen for the APEC meeting. This town has history over nine hundred years. This place is also known as Oriental Venice and is surrounded by water. This town is full with the feminine beauty. People in this town plant willow at the age of their narrow corridors. The bridges present all are having distinct view and this town is full of little bridges, rural cottages and murmuring brooks.
This town has over one thousand years of history since its establishment in the year 872 AD. This city has never changed its name, address, life style or water system over 100 years. The traditional buildings are still preserved after so many years. This town has dense network of many rivers and people have build their houses along the river side and established the market close to the bridge. The rail, bride and gate across the streets are made up of stones. Wuzhen has more than hundred hectares of original buildings of late 19th century and more than 120 ancient stone bridges having different shapes.
Fenghuang Ancient Town
Fenghuang Ancient Town or the Phoenix Ancient Town is famous for its culture and history. It has been also told as the most attractive towns of china by the famous Zelanian writer. This town is adjacent to the Dehang Village of Miao nationality, Fanjing Mountain of Guizhou Province and Mengdong River of Yongshun.