Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Zhujiajiao Water Village

Yesterday we were able to visit Zhujiajiao, an ancient water village located on the outskirts of Shanghai. Historic stone bridges and buildings, water canals and tiny walkways lined with shops and restaurants gave us a peak into ancient China. We were able to see the village by boat as we traveled through the canals. We also walked through little alleyways and saw shops selling every local delicacy imaginable, as well as touristy kitsch. An unexpected stop to the Kiss Spa was a crazy experience that John and I will never forget! See pictures below for our experience with the "kissing fish!" Our visit to Zhujiajiao was a true highlight for our group. 

Kissing Spa, where little fish are literally "kissing" our feet and eating off the dead skin. This was the craziest thing we've ever done in China! Apparently it is quite popular, as we passed more than one of these little spas on our tour of the village. Our laughter and craziness brought a lot of additional business to this shop owner!


We enjoyed lunch on a rooftop overlooking the canal.

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