Wuzhen, located in Tongxiang City, it is the Golden Triangle of Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai. It is 60 kilometers away from Hangzhou and 106 kilometers away from Shanghai. As one of the four famous towns in south China, it is an ancient town with a long history of more than 6,000 years. Wuzhen Ancient Town carries the breath of Chinese Ink Wash Painting, with the white walls, black tiles, small bridges and flowing streams. And it witnesses the vicissitudes of history with the carved beams, painted building, stone alleys and old houses. The following article would show you some photography tips for Wuzhen Ancient Town.
Wuzhen Ancient Town
The river system in the shape of a cross divides the town into four areas: the east part (Dongzha), the south part (Nanzha), the west part (Xizha), and the north part (Beizha). Dongzha and Xizha were developed into the scenic area, while Nanzha and Beizha is undeveloped residence area. Most of the tourists are concentrated in Dongzha and Xizha for the well-planning and management, but Nanzha and Beizha still owns the advantage of the overflowing atmosphere of the vivid living scenes and the pure style of the ancient town.
Wuzhen East Scenic Zone maintains the original water town lifestyle. Workshops display many traditional crafts. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery while shopping and tasting delicious local food. The streets of East Zone are formed by rivers and connected by the bridges. The houses are built along rivers, which reflect the humanistic thought of the harmonious beauty of Chinese classical dwellings. With a rich flavor of life, there are many handicraft workshops and traditional shops, so the East Zone is very suitable for the living scenes and the theme of humanity. East Zone is closed at night, so the photographers choose to take photos in the daytime.
The recommended sites for photography in East Zone include:
Compared to East Zone, West Zone is far better preserved by achieving the harmony between human beings, environment and architecture. And West Zone combines sightseeing with recreation and experience. Xizha consists of 12 small islands which are connected by more than 70 bridges. The density of rivers and the number of stone bridges ranks No.1 among the ancient towns in China. The natural scenery is unsurpassed, and the night scene is magnificent. There are a variety of homestays and hotels in West Zone, so it is recommended to stay overnight there for photography of night view. Wuzhen West Scenic Zone is an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering you a perfect vacation resort.
The recommended sites for photography in West Zone include:
In Wuzhen, the unique natural environment, ancient and exquisite historical buildings, and the distinctive local cultural landscape is excellent photographic elements and materials. To show the aura and beauty of Wuzhen through the photos, it will let you get a double result if you could choose the right time and use the practical skills.
The photos can reflect the quietness and harmony of the town when there are no tourists and the shops are still closed. Early morning is often the time for local activities, such as school children and chatting people, so it prime to photograph the humanities. Generally, ancient towns are surrounded by mountains and rivers, so it is easy to have fog in the morning. There is a hazy beauty for the dense ancient town. The light of the sun in the morning is relatively soft, so it is very suitable for portraits.
Sunset is always the perfect time to shoot. The wide-open field view is suitable for sunset pictures. The gorgeous colors of the sunset will brighten up the ordinary scenes.
When the night falls, the light will stress the buildings while the chaotic background is swallowed by the darkness so that it could form a simple and pure picture. It would be an excellent chance if you met at the local festival.
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