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Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the pas I had heard of Suzhou but never of Zhouzhuang. We did a boat tour, spent half a day in the water town and watched real small boats go by à la Venitian. People smiling all over and even singing while rowing the...More

Thank JMPaq1951
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a blessing to be back once again to this magical and enigmatic ancient canal town, The Venice of the East, one of China's over 50 UNESCO World Heritage sites. One can easily spend the entire day navigating its bewildering labyrinth of narrow streets. Every...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

After a delicious breakfast at the Pullman Zhouzhuang, we took the complimentary shuttle bus to the Zhouzhuang Water Town. It was easy to purchase our own tickets for entry to this historic site. We saw a fisherman navigating his boatload of cormorants down one of...More

1  Thank westcoastlearner
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I don’t have to mention the beauty of this small ancient town, it’s the inspiration for a lot photographers and artists. I’ve been told even Beijing used to have many man made canals connecting rivers for transportation purposes. Only here in Zhouzhong is being preserved....More

Thank Soxblue
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice..this month and the other one is 14 years ago.. Things has been changing... It less touristic then. Now is very commercial. Also a lot of new building with old houses design. It was time where a lot of grandma selling...More

1  Thank AndyDarwin
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Overwhelmed by shops (a few classy ones), restaurants and tour groups (although we made the mistake of visiting on a holiday weekend), Zhouzhuang is still worth a visit as a fine example of a Yangtze Delta water town. About one hour by taxi from Jinji...More

1  Thank Synthomer
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

It’s very authentic in setting, but things are expensive there. Car park is about 15 min walk from entrance. Town has lots of eateries and B&B. A boat ride will give you great experience of the water town.

Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Zhouzhuang Water Town - the Most Famous Ancient Water Town in China. Depending on traffic a 1-2 hour bus ride to this Ancient Town. Zhouzhuang is China’s number one Water Town tourist spot. The town is built amid canals, ponds, and lakes. The architecture of...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful water town, naturally touristy and crowded in the day but you can still enjoy its beauty, walking thru the old streets, enjoying old school treats like pastry shaped like a sock (comes in sweet and savoury options top) and other little finger food. I...More

Thank dyhx
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We took a day trip to Zhouzhuang and it was wonderful. It was a private guided tour and our guide really brought to life the area and the way residents would have lived many years ago. As part of the tour was a Gondola ride...More

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Truly B
6 January 2017|
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Response from JedRevolutia | Reviewed this property |
There is a daily evening performance show called "Zhouzhuang in Four Seasons" and it is a must-watch. The first large-scale water performance and an acclaimed world class theater production, "Zhouzhuang in Four Seasons... More
27 June 2016|
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Response from Jill M | Reviewed this property |
You could combine Suzhou and Zhouzhang. Travel from Shanghai to Suzhou and stay overnight, travel onto Zhouzhang the next morning, visit the water town then and return to Shanghai the following morning
6 June 2016|
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Response from Augustine F | Reviewed this property |
There is a local bus directly from Shanghai to there, but last the return bus is early in the evening, alternately you can take a cab from there to the nearest subway and return late, see my comments on this place for more... More