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Zhoucun Old Town, under the administration of Zibo City of Shandong Province, holds the reputation as the "birthplace of Shandong commerce."

Known as the "dry port" for its strategic location along many overland trading routes, trade in Zhoucun flourished in the early 20th century, and it became an important center for bankers and well as silk and tobacco merchants.

The Zhoucun Old Town became a national AAAA tourist site in 2008, featuring museums, shops, restaurants, and cultural performances. As a commercial town with a thousand-year history, it has hosted various kinds of excellent scenic spots.

Let's take a look at the Top 10 tourist attractions in Zhoucun Old Town.

Zibo Art Museum

The Zibo Art Museum is one of the largest private museums in Shandong province. It consists of seven exhibition rooms, featuring porcelain, jade, stone inscriptions, painting and calligraphy, bronze, and Buddhist statues.
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Kuixing Temple

Kuixing temple, one of the most intact old temples in Zhoucun, was established in AD 1852, the second year in the reign of the emperor Xianfeng. It is composed of three great temple halls such as Yuanjun Hall of Bixia ancestral temple, Kuixing pavilion and Jade Buddha temple.
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Big Dyeing Workshop

Big Dyeing Workshop was the site for the filming of the TV-series "Big Dyeing Workshop". The series focused on a legend which occurred in Zhoucun at the end of Qing Dynasty. Chen Liuzi, a 15-year-old boy, was forced to beg for food on the street due to the untimely death of his parents. Despite his dire situation, Chen is quick-witted and determined to succeed, possessing an extremely strong will. After 20 years of hard struggle, he finally succeeds in business, becoming a tycoon of Zhoucun's commercial street.
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Yang's Courtyard

Yang's Courtyard was the site for filming of the TV series "Dry Dock". The story focuses on the legendary business life of Yang Ruiqing (a Shandong businessman) as well as his love story. When "Dry Dock" was broadcast at CCTV-1, an audience of millions was introduced to the classic architecture and traditional customs of Zhoucun.

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Private Bank Exhibition Hall

Located at No. 132, Silver Market Street, it is the former site of the Zhoucun branch of Shanxi Dadetong private bank during the reign of the Guangxu emperor (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty. It has seven exhibition halls, showing the whole process of emergence, development, prosperity and decline of Zhoucun.

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Mansion for the No.1 Scholar

Built in 1709, it was once the home of martial arts champion Wang Yingtong. The mansion boasts three courtyards, a garden, and a 3300 square-meter martial arts practicing salon.
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Zhoucun Sesame Cake Museum

Located in the Main Street of Zhoucun, the Zhoucun sesame cake making technology is protected by the state council as part of the country's "National Intangible Cultural Heritage". The cakes are crisp, thin and fragrant. Tourists can learn the history of sesame cake-making and experience the process of making cakes themselves.
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