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Zhoucun: an ancient town for Spring Festival travel

2014/1/31 15:48:40   source:xinhuanet.com

  Zhoucun Old town, China's Shandong

  Zhoucun Old Town, under the administration of Zibo City of Shandong Province, holds the reputation as the "birthplace of Shandong commerce."

  Known as the "dry port" for its strategic location along many overland trading routes, trade in Zhoucun flourished in the early 20th century, and it became an important center for bankers and well as silk and tobacco merchants.

  The Zhoucun Old Town became a national AAAA tourist site in 2008, featuring museums, shops, restaurants, and cultural performances. As a commercial town with a thousand-year history, it has hosted various kinds of excellent scenic spots. (Source: China.org.cn)

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