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Zhouzhuang receives national tourism award

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Zhouzhuang receives national tourism award

Zhouzhuang is awarded the title of the "Scenic Spot of the Year in China" in an awarding ceremony held in Yanji, Northeast China's Jilin province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Zhouzhuang was awarded the title of the "Scenic Spot of the Year in China" recently, in an awarding ceremony held in Yanji, Northeast China's Jilin province.

The award, conferred by a national tourism alliance known as the China City No 1 Media Tourism Alliance, highly affirmed Zhouzhuang's considerable popularity as an attraction nationwide in 2017.

Official statistics show that in 2017, Zhouzhuang received more than 5 million visitors from home and abroad and in the first of this year, the figure stood at about 1.9 million, registering a stable growth compared to over the same period last year.

Zhouzhuang, located in Kunshan, a county-level city in East China's Jiangsu province, is an ancient water town noted for its profound cultural heritage, well preserved ancient residential houses and elegant riverside scenery.

Zhouzhuang receives national tourism award

The tranquil view of Zhouzhuang at night [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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