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Wuzhen is a small town in Zhejiang province.The town of Wuzhen went on the official records in 872 AD, though the archeological evidence unearthed at Tanjiawan show that the area has been settled for an estimated 7,000 years. Enjoying a comparatively unbroken history of cultural and economic development, Wuzhen's stock of predominantly 19th century buildings and classical stone bridges remain much as they have for generations, providing visitors with a rare chance to see this part of China—the Nanjiang region south of the Yangzi River—in its traditional state.