Wuzhen, Part I

From Putuo Island, we took an express boat to Zhoushan, then from Zhoushan we took a bus to a famous ancient watertown (town built on water), Wuzhen.

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The first building we have encountered is actually quite modern, the local art museum.

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The renovated town.

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Tie dye mill.

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Natural dye.

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Stove heats the plants to dye the clothing.

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Sauce and pickle shop.

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Shops along the street selling drinks for cheap.

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Museum for the famous author Mao Dun, who lived here for a long time.

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The guide.

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His works

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His traveling gear.

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His office, where he worked.

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Hall with display of different seals.

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At the entrance of his house.

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Lantern shop

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Town library.

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The little pond in front of the library.

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Traditional classroom.

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Calligraphy practices.

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The library.

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Harry Potter books.

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The statue of a famous ancient educator in front of the libaray.

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Traditional Bridal Museum.

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Bride’s wedding carrier.

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Model of a wedding setup.

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Bride’s ceremonial headgear.

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gates between the courtyards.

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Matrimonial room.

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Matrimonial bed.

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Band.

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Where the groom’s parents sit.

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Privacy blind.

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House wharf.

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Famous pork feed and stomach noodles, probably the most expensive bowl of noodles I have had yet.

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Baby cacti.

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Our tickets to the town also served as postcards, sending those to our parents in the U.S.

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