Craft of wooden boat building in Shaoxing

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2018-12-16

For centuries, wooden boats have been a symbol of power and industry in Shaoxing, a city in East China's Zhejiang province known for its abundance of waterways.

According to historical data, wooden boat building in the area can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) when Hangwushan, a place north of the city, was the main venue for constructing war boats. It also served as a military base for more than 50,000 soldiers of the Yue Kingdom.

Wupeng boat, known as Chinese gondola, is one of the traditional boats in Shaoxing made out of bamboo and wood.

In 2009, the craft of traditional Wupeng boat building was listed as a provincial intangible cultural heritage.



Video courtesy of Zhejiang Daily (视频由浙江日报提供)