Some of our newly arrived Shanghai interns recently had the opportunity to explore to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao which is just outside of Shanghai. This village has over 30 pedestrian bridges, which are the perfect place to stop and take a photo. Going under the bridges on a riverboat cruise is also a great way to experience Zhujiajiao. Let’s see what our Gi2C Group interns had to say about it.
This Chinese little old town is a very interesting one. It is the Venice of Shanghai and if you are interested in experiencing its beauty, you need to go to Zhujiajiao to explore it yourself. I felt privileged to have had the opportunity to visit this town that has so much historical value. I loved to see the Chinese landscapes and architectures. One thing I have learned from the tour was that Shanghai is not representative of China at all. One needs to get out of cities like Beijing, Shanghai or Canton in order to gain more insights of the originality of the country. Great thanks to Tanya who introduced me to this wonderful old city of Shanghai.
- Harry Bruns
“Walking in those nowadays busy streets made me imagine how they could have been once... then we found ourselves in less crowded places and I saw people living there. It confirmed my impression of a quite independent village, with autonomous dynamics still going on. Old people doing their everyday work, children running… I was able to feel the magic atmosphere of this place.”
- Laura Catarrasa
“Daydreaming in a labyrinth of narrow pavements and reflective rivers, all immersed by Chinese principles. While enriched by unexplored colors and smell, I joyfully encountered human blessings and found the happiest boy in town. Undeniably, a day to remember.”
- Kenn Crombe