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Jinxi Water Town

Introducing Jinxi Water Town, Jinxi Water Town Guide, Jinxi Water Town Travel Guide
Article from China Internet Information Center

On the border between Jiangsu Province and Shanghai, stands the historic town of Jinxi - a place which awakens long-forgotten memories of how life was lived in the water towns on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.

Foreigners believe Jinxi is a paragon of Yangtze River water towns and that its beauty surpasses that of Suzhou. The late well-known writer Shen Congwen described Jinxi Water Town as a dreaming damsel while Feng Yingzi, quoting an ancient Chinese line, said Jinxi Water Town "looks as becoming as ever, whether in light or heavy make-up".

Jinxi Water Town is a town happily nestling in its quiet natural environment. The neighboring centers of Zhouzhuang and Tongli, by attracting hordes of tourists, help Jinxi Water Town maintain its tranquil atmosphere.

Jinxi Water Town is named after the Jinxi River which zig-zags through the town from north to south. Taking a bird's eye view of the town at twilight, one would see the green waters rippling and the houses of families residing on the riverbanks are reflected in the clear water. During the day, the bright sun covers the surface of the water with a golden light.

Quick Facts on Jinxi Water Town

• Name: Jinxi Water Town
• Location: 41 km from Suzhou
• Phone: +86-512-57231352
• Best Time to Visit: March to May; September to November
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:00-17:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 68

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