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Xitang, China, cradle of Wuyue Culture

Charming tourist towns worldwide

The old town of Xitang, in Zhejiang province, is considered the cradle of Wuyue Culture. The story has it that Wu Zixu started water conservation projects and the canal transport system here. Its 6,000 people in 2,600 households still live a traditional way of life. [Photo/chinajilin.com.cn]

Yaxi, China, historic town just south of the Yangtze River

Charming tourist towns worldwide

Yaxi is in the Gaochun district of the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu province and came into being during the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) under the Emperor Chongzhen's rules. It is a trade center for two provinces -- Jiangsu and Anhui, thanks to its location. [Photo/chinajilin.com.cn]

Davos, Switzerland, Venue of World Economic Forum

Charming tourist towns worldwide

This is in the northern part of Switzerland, and is both a winter and summer resort and is known for its skiing and winter sports, with 5 ski runs, 2 ice rinks and Europe's biggest ice hockey arena. It became the site of the World Economic Forum in the early 1990s. [Photo/chinajilin.com.cn]

Giethoorn, Netherlands, museum of great treasures

Charming tourist towns worldwide

This city, smaller than Venice, is also a quiet place. Monks and priests from the Mediterranean area discovered the town in the 13th century, and decided to stay. [Photo/chinajilin.com.cn]

Namisum, Korea, filming site for dramas

Charming tourist towns worldwide

Namisum is 63 km from Seoul, the capital, on the border of Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces and is known for its long, narrow water views and natural scenery, making it the ideal shooting site for many Korean dramas. [Photo/chinajilin.com.cn]

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