Picturesque towns dotted the waterlogged Yangtze basin between Shanghai and Suzhou. Collectively known as “Venice of the East” for their capillary network of canals, gondolas gliding through stone bridges, narrow cobblestone alleys, and riverside houses directly accessible from the water, these water towns were ancient, of which Zhouzhuang, established almost a millennium ago, was the oldest.
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