In my previous post, I mentioned about the collaboration
between Fujifilm Singapore and myself for a webseries.
This Episode of the Webseries is filmed in Zhuji, China
Updated Part 2 can be watched here
Zhuji City, in the Zhejiang Province of China, is one of the biggest hubs for freshwater pearls in the world. Zhuji is also the capital of the ancient Yue Kingdom and native town of Xishi, a legendary beauty in the old China.
Unsurprisingly, Zhuji boasts the largest pearl market and distribution center for freshwater pearls in the world. From there, pearls are exported to more than 50 countries.
95% of freshwater pearls are cultured in China, with 90% of those gems coming from Zhuji which are mainly sold through the Zhuji Pearls Market
You will see how they harvest the pearls at the 2nd half of the video.
The first part of the video was taken at The Thousand Pillar House
The Thousand Pillar house built by Si Yuanru in the Qing Jiaqing period (1796-1820) of Qing Dynasty, is located
in Sizhai Village.
The scenic spot is renowned for a land of wonder and profound culture and history..
Residents still stay there till this day
We were also very lucky to be able to witness the residents roasting tea leaves during the trip
Though Zhuji is not as popular as alot of major cities in China, it definitely has its charm.
Look out for Part 2 of this series, to see more sights or this beautiful city
I have also led photography tours to this beautiful place since 2016
And have been to the place over 20 times in these 3 years
I have a trip to Zhuji in November 2019
Check out the details here if you are interested
thanks again to Beyond X Boundaries Experiential Travel for the arrangements