Jiangnan 江南 - West of Shanghai, toward Suzhou

This is a traditional thatch fishing hut that used to be common along the canals and streams, but is now a growing rarity. It was generally a summer house used during the fishing season. The bean poles and flag suggest a long-term residence. There are two cement boats and two bikes, indicating that there are either multiple people from the same village using the site or an extended family.

China Index >> History of Shanghai and Suzhou Region >> Jiangnan, Rural Shanghai

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