A Guide to China's Water Towns
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The region of rivers and lakes in south China is referred to as the lower reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River, including Nanjing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou.

The region of rivers and lakes is now an important scenic spot crisscrossed by rivers and lakes, with developed economy, convenient transportation, long history, and countless places of interest. Traveling in this area, people can learn more about the lifestyle, gardens and buildings in ancient China. The zigzagging Grand Canal and the picturesque Taihu Lake depict a beautiful picture of natural landscapes, winning the region a high fame as a Golden Belt for Tourism.

Here, visitors can enjoy the beauty of townships and villages some 1,000 years ago-a fantastic world rivers and bridges. The most attractive scenes can be found in Suzhou and its neighboring areas, such as Tongli Town, Zhouzhuang, and Yongzhi, as well as the areas near Hangzhou, such as Jiaxing, and Nanxun.

The region of rivers and lakes has long been known as a fertile "land of fish and rice." It is also home for silk.

In recent years, the region of rivers and lakes has seen a rapid development in tourism. Tourist facilities have been improved, and tourist activities are rich. The people in this region are always ready to offer the best service to visitors and friends from all parts of the world.

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