Ancient Towns Around Shanghai: LU ZHI

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Language: English
Format: Papercover
Page: 131
Publication Date: 05/2010
ISBN: 9787119061672
Luzhi is famous for its waterways. There are six rivers in the town, three flowing from east to west and three from south to north. Along the rivers are old streets and residential houses. According to myth, the town is protected by a divine beast. And the local people are simple and honest, living a peaceful life. The Songze culture and Liangzhu culture, with a history of over 5,000 years, have left behind a great historical and cultural heritage. A galaxy of literati could be found in each period. Moreover, the tradition of running schools and improving education has been passed down, as evidenced by the Bailian Temple, Master Puli Memorial Park, the No. 5 Primary School, and Ye Shengtao Memorial Hall. The centuries-old Baosheng Temple houses nine state-of-the-art arhat sculptures, which are now under protection at the national level. Behind a screen wall along a river is the Shen family compound, with many houses and spacious courtyards. This ancient waterside town has nurtured a pioneer of the modern reform movement in China, Wang Tao, as well as the international movie star Josephine Siao. Along the narrow rivers, boatwomen dressed in local costumes sing melodious songs, making for beautiful scenes in Luzhi.
Table of Contents
No.1 River Town in China
Rivers and Bridges
Waterway Scenery
Luzhi Boatwomen
Centuries-old Baosheng Temple
Ye Shengtao Memorial Hall
Wansheng Rice Shop
Serene Lu Guimeng
Educator Shen Baihan and the Shen
Family Compound
Wang Tao, Forunner of Reform Movement
Josephine Siao, International Movie Star from an
Ancient Residence
Luzhi Food and Local Specialties
Scenic Spots
Local Delicacies
How to Get to Luzhi
Ticket Prices
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Ancient Towns Around Shanghai: LU ZHI