Xitang is a famous old town in Zhejiang Province where you can come to embrace the slow paced life. You can drink tea at a local teahouse, listen to Chinese opera and sit on a rowboat to explore the ancient town of Jiangnan. Xitang is also a filming location for movies and television dramas. Fans of the movie “Mission Impossible 3” will vividly remember Tom Cruise running through these corridors. The Xitang night scenery is also something not to be missed. In the evening, ride the boat to immerse yourself in the night atmosphere of Xitang, or take a walk along the corridors filled with red lanterns. There is also a bar street at Xitang East Street.
Ceilinged Corridors are also called the rain corridors. Many ancient towns south of the Yangtze River have them. It looks like a street with wooden pillars and tile roofs. The rain corridor in Xitang is very distinctive because if you walk along the river in the old town, there will always be a shelter for you. Especially on rainy days, walking under the porch and listening to the patter of rain and the mysterious scenery outside the corridor. There is a strong artistic conception, so the rain corridor of Xitang has the reputation of "ceilinged corridor". The total length of the rain corridors in Xitang is nearly a thousand meters. Most of them are built on the riverside. Walking among the corridors, you can visit the various shops along the street. Sometimes there are sculling boats slowly shuttling tourists.
Songzilaifeng Bridge is located on the east side of Xiaotong Street in the ancient town of Xitang. It is a three-hole stone bridge connecting the smoke and rain corridor. It is a bridge that visitors to Xitang will pass. The bridge was first built in 1637 (Ming Chongzhen ten years), was rebuilt twice in the Qing Dynasty, and then rebuilt in 1997. There are flower walls in the middle of the bridge, and the bridge is divided into two sides. Pedestrians can walk each side. There are sheds on the top of the bridge, red and sturdy tiles, guardrails on both sides, and long stone seats for people to rest.
Shipi Lane is located in Xixia Street, Xitang Town. It is a narrow alley between the Wang Family "Fengtang" and "Zunwentang". According to research, under the stone road inside Shipi Lane is a sewer that makes the water all over the rain. The thin stone slab is called the skin of the sewer. Looking at the sky in the stone skin, the broad blue sky becomes a narrow and long one, so it is also known as the "first-line sky" of Xitang.