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Zhouzhuang welcomes tourists during Spring Festival

By Li Yingqing and Guo Anfei (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-02-08 17:58
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Spring Festival is a traditional day for family reunions and preparations are well under way in the town of Zhouzhuang for February 14.

Spring festival is the most important festival for Chinese people and many families head to Zhouzhuang, a traditional southern town for a seven day trip.

Passing through the entrance gate of Zhouzhuang and into a water town filled with a long and rich history. The town in Jiangsu is famed for its being crisscrossed by canals.

You walk along the same paths the wealthy and poor walked over 500 years ago. You must, however, hold your head up high in order to feel the place's history as you walk along the streets.