CIIC:Today's featured article/September 1, 2016

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The Ancient town of Xitang is situated in Jiashan County, under the jurisdiction of Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province. Some 90 km away from Shanghai and 110 km from Hangzhou, Xitang sits where China's three economic giants meet – Shanghai Municipality, and Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. One of the town's geologic advantages is its comprehensive network of land and water communications.

Nine waterways meet within the town proper. They cut the town out into eight pieces, which are connected by numerous bridges.

Xitang is renowned for its many bridges, small lanes and riverwalk canopies.

The town's Architecture, built during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, are well preserved and are of high artistic and technical research value. (More...)