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Searching for Zhouzhuang's secrets

By Han Lifang (intern candidate)(China Daily)

Unlike the flashy night life in Xi Tang and the hazy daytime in Wu Zhen, life in Zhouzhuang is very different. Local residents in Zhouzhuang close their door around 9:00pm, leaving only star-like lanterns lit to illuminate the evening. There are few people who roam in the street during the night in Zhouzhuang. For visitors who are tired of city life, Zhouzhuang is a relaxing choice. Visitors here can walk freely and enjoy the soothing night.

Searching for Zhouzhuang's secrets
Zhouzhuang Youth Hotel

This is not only a hotel, but a relaxing place to unwind. In the hall of the first floor, there is a coffee bar with simple decorations and unique style. Soft music plays and tourists can sit by the windows watching the boats stop at the bank. All these scenes make the quiet Zhouzhuang a charming place to visit. Even though Zhouzhuang is not as eye-catching as other places, there are touching stories to be found everywhere in Zhouzhuang.

Searching for Zhouzhuang's secrets
Di Pingxian Tea Bar

This little tea bar isn't located on the prosperous streets of Zhouzhuang, but its fame attracts many visitors. The master of the bar has many experiences to share with tourists and has superior talents in serving drinks.

Searching for Zhouzhuang's secrets

The bar makes doesn't make very much money and there are few regular customers. The decoration of the bar was chosen by the owner and has a big woodcarving from Cambodia, colored paintings and musical instruments. Sitting by the window, looking outside or playing the drum, the owner says that this is the life of Zhouzhuang.