Zhujiajiao, China

Posted on October 15, 2009

Zhujiajiao, picture taken atop Fangsheng Bridge

Zhujiaojiao (Zhu Family Settlement) is an ancient town located in the suburbs of Shanghai, with over 1,700 years of history. Numerous rivers criss-cross the town and thousands of old buildings line the riverbanks, creating a tranquil scenery.

Peddler coasting in Zhujiajiao

Willow trees line a riverbank, a boat rests anchored below

Delicacies Zhujiajiao is famous for, most notably lotus roots stuffed with rice (bottom, 2nd from right) and leaf-wrapped barbeque pork (bottom right).