Intl students experience watery Zhejiang
Updated: 2018-07-30

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International students pose for a group photo during their trip to Wuzhen, an ancient water town in Zhejiang province, July 21. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

International students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University explored Wuzhen and Hangzhou on July 21-22, two picturesque destinations in neighboring Zhejiang province.

The ancient water town of Wuzhen introduced students to clusters of classic Chinese houses, which are grey-tiled and white-walled establishments with exquisite homes, ancestral halls and memorial archways. A visit to Wuzhen is stepping into a world of traditional Chinese ink paintings.

At the provincial capital of Hangzhou, which has been widely acclaimed as "a heaven on earth", the students took a boat ride on West Lake, one of the most iconic tourist spots in all of China.

The lake is renowned for its beautiful scenery, well-known historical sites, brilliant culture, and plentiful local specialties. It figuratively resembles a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land, or the charming lady Xi Shi, one of the four beauties of ancient China, who was always captivating with either light or heavy make-up (rainy or shiny).

The students had a taste of the local tea culture, making some tea and sampling the well-received Longjing Tea, or Dragon Well Tea, a variety of pan-roasted green tea appreciated for its fragrant aroma and health qualities.

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Students visit a cloth dyeing workshop in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, July 21. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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A student takes a sip of Longjing Tea, or Dragon Well Tea, a variety of pan-roasted green tea appreciated for its fragrant aroma and health qualities. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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