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Customs And Products of Shaoxing

a lane moistened by rain a family by a riverside
a sweet smell of wine greeted drinkers

If you are gliding in a "Wupen" boat (a kind of small wooden boat, pedaled by man's feet and covered with bamboo awnings shuttle) over the rivers, channels and lakes in Shaoxing you will struck by the beauty of the "watery country" and may taste the city's ancient customs and historical culture.

The citizens' houses have a special style; in the front of the houses is the street and behind is the water channel Shaoxing features crisscrossing water ways. One can row a small boat to visit his friends and relatives everywhere A great many stone bridges spans the water ways. People have favourably called it "the city of bridges". Shaoxing (rice) Wine made from the Jianhu Lake water has earned a good reputation throughout the world.

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