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Zhouzhuang included in 10 most breathtaking towns in the world

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Zhouzhuang included in 10 most breathtaking towns in the world

Zhouzhuang is one of the 10 most breathtaking towns in the world. 1. Gordes, France Gordes in Provence is the most gorgeous town in France. This small town has a population of 2,000 and contains scattered old folk houses, windmills, mill wheels and an abbey. The town is also known as “Vultures’ Nest Village”.

China Zhouzhuang is one of the most famous water townships in China. It is noted for its profound cultural background, well preserved ancient residential houses, and elegant water views. It has been called the "Venice of the East". In the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C. – 476 B.C.), Zhouzhuang and Suzhou were a part of the fief Yaocheng and called Zhenfengli. Zhouzhuang is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers. Many stone bridges cross the rivers, showing distinctive views of the water town.