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An Oriental Venice

Enjoy a cruise along the ancient canals of Zhejiang Province in eastern China with this gorgeous stencil-coloured travelogue

Travelogue 1925 2 mins Silent


Some deftly-applied stencil colouring adds to the extraordinary beauty of these scenes of canal cruising around Sanqiaopu in Zhejiang Province in eastern China. The ‘water town’ was a popular stop-off for tourists on their way to the mountain resorts of Moganshan, and the scene pictured here - people's dress, the architecture - is typical of the Jiangnan (‘south of the Yangtze’) region of China.

Many thanks to Austin Ramzy for helping us to identify the location.