Zhouzhuang Guide

-Travel to Zhouzhuang

Zhouzhuang is one of the most famous watertowns in Southern China. It is located on the halfway of Shanghai and Suzhou, lies at the Kunshan City. With abounds of rivers and lakes and the location within the city limit, It gains the name of "Venice of the Orient". Visitors can easily find the introduction of Zhouzhuang in the travel guide book. And with a guide map of transportation, you can driver to the town on your own or take an public bus. If you travel there by a group or private tour starting from Shanghai, you don't need to rent a guide in the town, for you will have a guide from Shanghai accompany you all

the day. Zhouzhuang is noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the unique local traditions and customs. Zhouzhuang occupies an area of a half of a square kilometer, with 60% of the structures built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which is from 1368 to 1911. The town contains around 100 houses with courtyards and 60 of them have arched gateways made with carved bricks. Zhouzhuang is surrounded by lakes on four sides, the main charm of Zhouzhuang is to be found along its waterside lanes and its beautiful stone bridges where a different vista can be found at every turn. You can the pictures of the bridges from the guide book, but of course the most significant one should be the one you take by yourself when you travel there. Among the bridges, the Shuangqiao Bridge, Fu'an Bridge, and Zhenfeng Bridge are the most unique ones to show the town's architcture culture. The house of the Zhang family, where can afford a boat enter through the front gate and sail past the courtyard. When you travel in Shanghai, Zhouzhuang is a good choice for you to experience the beautiful view of watertown in Southern China.
Location: on the half way of Shanghai and Suzhou; Opening Hours: 24 hours; Contact number: + 86-512-57217206  Tickets: CNY 100

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Name:Best Water Town around Shanghai Reply

I’m planning to visit one of the many water towns in shanghai but can't decide which. I was told from the guidebooks that Zhouzhuang is the most famous water town. So, should Zhouzhuang Watertown be the good choice?

Name:Re: Best Water Town around Shanghai

Zhou Zhuang is considered to be one of the most well-known water town in China. It is beautiful and full of history and culture. But Zhouzhuang Water Town is also the most touristy one, because of its fame.