Wuzhen lies within the triangle formed by Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Shanghai and is known for tranquil willow-lined canals and ancient architecture dating back over 2,000 years. The majority of the houses, workshops, and stores on the banks of the rivers have remained unchanged for centuries, lending an atmosphere of antiquity. Bridges, canals, water chambers, and almost everything there hold stories about the past. Inside the water town, we will visit the famous Foot Binding Museum. Foot binding was practiced in China for over 1,000 years. In feudal Chinese society, tiny feet were regarded as the greatest treasure a woman could possess. The museum displays 825 pairs of foot binding shoes from various regions of China, as well as many pictures and foot binding tools.
Thursday, March 9
9:15am registration, 9:30am to 4:30pm tour
Baker & Spice at Shanghai Center
1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
(metro line 2 to Nanjing Xi Lu)
RMB 560 (includes lunch)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4, under subject type “Wuzhen Water Town and Footbinding Museum” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after March 4. SEA coordinators are Anna D’Ettorre, mobile: 185-2179-3118 and Felice Kuta mobile: 185-0171-8367.