ووژن

Wuzhen
乌镇
Town
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Characters 乌镇
 • Pinyin Wūzhèn
The canals of Wuzhen have led  to it being nicknamed the "Venice of the East"[1]
The canals of Wuzhen have led to it being nicknamed the "Venice of the East"[1]
Wuzhen موقعها في الصين
Wuzhen
Wuzhen
Location in China
الإحداثيات: خطأ: الوظيفة "الإحداثيات" غير موجودة.
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture Jiaxing
City Tongxiang
المساحة
 • الإجمالية 71.19 كم² (27.49 ميل²)
التعداد
 • الإجمالي 60,000
 • الكثافة 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
منطقة التوقيت China Standard (التوقيت العالمي المنسق+8)
Postal code 314501
مفتاح الهاتف 0573

Wuzhen (الصينية المبسطة: 乌镇الصينية التقليدية: 烏鎮پن‌ين: Wūzhèn, Wu: Whu-tsen lit. "Wu Town") is a historic scenic town, part of Tongxiang, located in northern Zhejiang Province, China.

It lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai. Covering an area of 71.19 km2 (27.49 sq mi), Wuzhen has a total population of 60,000, of which 12,000 are permanent residents.[2]

Wuzhen is the permanent host place of the World Internet Conference since 2014.[3]

Location

Located in the centre of the six ancient towns south of Yangtze River, 17 kilometres (11 mi) north of the city of Tongxiang, Wuzhen displays its history through its ancient stone bridges, stone pathways and delicate wood carvings.

Notable people

Mao Dun, a renowned modern Chinese revolutionary writer, was born in Wuzhen, and his well-known work, 'The Lin's Shop', describes the life of Wuzhen. In 1991, Wuzhen was authorized as the Provincial Ancient Town of History and Culture and ranked first among the six ancient towns south of the Yangtze River.[بحاجة لمصدر]


Bridge within a Bridge

The "Bridge within a Bridge" is a scenic attraction created by two ancient bridges, the Tongji Bridge which crosses the river from east to west and the Renji Bridge running from south to north that joins the former at one end. Either of two bridges can be seen through the arch of the other, hence the name. Having been rebuilt five times, Tongji Bridge is a 28.4 metres (93 ft) and 3.5 metres (11 ft) one-curvature arch bridge, with a span of 11.8 metres (39 ft). Renji Bridge, which has also undergone repairs during its history, has a length of 22.6 metres (74 ft), a width of 2.8 metres (9.2 ft) and a span of 8.5 metres (28 ft).

Demonstration in the traditional workshops district display traditional crafts as the printing and dyeing of blue printed fabrics, the primitive techniques of cloth shoe making and tobacco-planing. Visitors may operate the machines to get an idea of how the original work was carried out over 200 years ago. The local houses here are decorated with carved wooden and stone doors and windows.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Seale, Shelley. "The Water Town of Wuzhen: The Venice of China". Go Nomad. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Wuzhen". Wuzhen Town. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "World Internet Conference". World Internet Conference. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 

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