Renowned for its numerous old bridges, quaint lanes and roofed corridors, Xitang has often been praised as a romantic town with a long history.
The historic town, considered the cradle of Wuyue Culture, has largely preserved the natural water town style found in regions south of the Yangtze River.
Cobbled streets, old buildings, bridges arching over canals, rowing boats lingering on the river and locals singing folk songs are the features of Xitang.
The video clip tells a story of past and present.
Video courtesy of Xitang scenic area (视频由西塘景区提供)