We arrived early when the parking lot and the streets were about empty. That’s the best time to get there.
Zhouzhuang, originally built in 1086, is surrounded by water. Boats are needed even for short trips.
As you can see, it gets crowded. Most of these tourists were Chinese citizens from the growing middle class.
This is where I was a photo thief. I wanted to take a picture of these captured birds but the owners wouldn’t let me. He pointed at a sign that said I’d have to pay.
I walked a distance and used my meager telephoto lens to take this shot of the birds tied to the owner’s boat.
If you enjoyed this photo essay, see the Li River Cruise
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