Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

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China Trip – 周庄 Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise  (Day 3)- It’s 6.15am when my alarm of my mobile phone rang. Reluctant to wake up, I lay on the bed for a little while, my brother too. I got up, pour myself a glass of water to recharge my water level, and discharge the unwanted water in the toilet. It’s cold in the toilet. Brushed up, dressed up, prepared my camera, and off we went for a walk in Zhouzhuang to see the sunrise.

We’ve check the sunrise time and it’s about 6.40am. Upon stepping foot out of the inn, icy cold air pinched my face. It’s 1 degree celcius. Surprisingly, this cold is not as cold as the day before, although it’s cold, I felt good, acceptable, except that my hand must have glove on all the time, and my scarf too.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
Aunty/Ah Mah selling tea leaves.

The sun rises already when we were out, outside was bright but quiet and cold. There’s no people on the walkway. While we were heading East, we bumped up with an aunty, carrying goods to sell. It’s really early for her, we bought a pack of Ah Po tea leaves from her for 10RMB. We continue heading to east of Zhouzhuang to see the sun.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
The beautiful canal in Zhouzhuang.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
A quiet street in Zhouzhuang.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
I can see the shine of sunlight.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
This is me, in 1 degree celcius.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
This is brother.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
I wonder how can she stand the cold weather and water.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise
Picking up leaves and trash on the water.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Although the sun has rises, it’s just nice that it’s still near the horizon. There’s no tourist out at that time, except locals bring their kids to school, washing cloth by the canal, and clearing up the fallen leaves and trash on the canal. They are strong, I see some of them do not wear gloves on their hand.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

At the east side of Zhouzhuang, there’s a park, a temple and a bridge. The bridge actually connects to the outer area of Zhouzhuang, which is not under the ancient water town. It’s not open to public, but the gate was open, so we went to the bridge to check it out. The other side of the beach is a housing area, not under Zhouzhuang ancient water town.

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise

Zhouzhuang: Early Morning Check Out The Sunrise


In the shops selling those Wan Shan Hock (pork knuckles), I wonder do they change to a fresh one everyday because I see not many people buying it.

It’s worth to wake up early that morning, it should have been earlier, but still OK. We went to eat a little food at a small shop which actually cater for locals, I ate a herbal egg cha ye dan, it’s only 1.5RMB. Later, we headed back to hotel again, for half an hour sleep before going out again to explore more of Zhouzhuang.

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A Malaysian-Chinese who fancies good food, enjoy travelling, and have an obsession in pressing the camera shutter button and technology gadget, not to mention, a strong love for Penang. Nick is currently based in the UK and pursuing a BA degree for Interior Design and he's obviously on travel-mode now.

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