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Located approximately a 90 minute drive from Hangzhou, Wuzhen is a tranquil water town of graceful canals and elegant residences. In the imperial era Wuzhen was home to eminent literati and successful merchants who endowed the city with an impressive cultural heritage. Much like other water towns in the region, Wuzhen’s success was due in no small part to its strategic location near the southern end of the Grand Canal. In Wuzhen, you can visit local silk workshop, participate in calligraphy classes at the academy, or watch a performance of a local opera or reading session. Alternatively, visit the museums scattered in the town such as the rather pungent traditional method soy making factory or the macabre “Museum of Bonded Feet”, dedicated to graphically depicting the not so gentle art of “foot binding”! One of Oasis’ favourite unknown spots in China.
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