Fengjing Ancient Town has a history of over 1,500 years.
In the town, one will see many buildings, of which most are of the Ming and Qing style. They are mainly two-story structures of brick and timber with white washed walls and black-tile-covered roofs. Each has wing-rooms, dooryard and walkway. The total area of old residences in the four main streets reaches 48,750 square meters (about 12 acres), and nine locations among these are included in the Shanghai Unmovable Cultural Relics.
With its surrounding water network, the town boasts 52 bridges. Zhihe Bridge, with lichen in crevices of the stones, was built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Standing on the bridge, travelers will have a panoramic view of the trees and old houses. One also can see red lanterns hanging under the back eaves, which add a beautiful scene to the bridge at night. Another famous one is Rainbow Bridge, which is also distinctive.
Jinshan Peasants' Painting originated and flourished in Fengjing Ancient Town. With a unique art style, it has had great influence at home and abroad. And it favors Fengjing the "Home of Chinese Folk Painting". In addition, there are many other folk crafts, which are of long standing, such as Blue allover, furniture-carving, kitchen mural, festival lanterns, paper-cuts and embroidery. Besides, the town has been famous for cotton textile since the Ming Dynasty. Cloth produced here owns a good brand in China. Visitors can try to make their own handicrafts in person.
With a history of more than 1,500 years, Fengjing ancient town was once a key connection between Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. There are many bridges, temple, famous people and lanes in the town. The town is also known as the birthplace of the famed Jinshan Peasant Painting, which has won praise for its creative designs and bright colors that vividly represent the everyday life of the working people.
In Fengjing, we will enjoy a boat ride around this beautiful water town, meeting local people and then our walk also go off the main streets and into the back lanes for a glimpse of small-village life.
You can try the different kinds of genuine Chinese food in lunch and our guides are always happy to recommend.
After the tour,transfer back to your hotel.
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