The new old street in Tiantai

China is so big. Even though we’re just traveling in one corner of Zhejiang, new cities I’ve never heard of keep popping up on the map. It’s as if you could use A.I. to generate cities, and they keep appearing in a ton of variety.

Today, Tiantai (天台), which is part of Taizhou (台州). And the inner city really surprised me, as it’s beautifully designed around Zhexi Old Street (赭溪老街). No LED lights in all kinds of colors as you see in other lower-tier cities, but extremely tasteful, with flowing water, rock, sand, and minimal lightning.