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Our visit to the Luzhi Ancient Town was nice since we liked the way the boats went around the canal. The town is actually full of small bridges and dozens of ancient bridges, which is quite a nice feature. Though depending upon what time you...More
Less than an hour from Suzhou and worth a trip once you’ve done the main sights. Small but quite pretty and more real water town, as people actually live there. Even though it was Dragonboat holiday and free of charge (apart from two buildings including...More
I wouldn’t expect “oriental Venice” could be such decent place. It was nice and somewhat clean. Lots of stores for shopping if you are into it. However, for ppl who is not a big fan of shopping but photo shooting instead. This is definitely a...More
From Shanghai station take the high speed train, then the #5 suburban bus for taste of local transport. This takes you through the estates along the way to Luzhi, a little more explorative and will cost you 3Y. Takes you direct to the front entrance....More
If you are looking for some authentic Chinese craftsmanship it can be found here if you look for it. Not just your "run of the mill" souvenir stuff. One of the oldest family own restaurants that serve "squirrel fish" (that's the name) is really awesome....More
Wonderful experience walking through this Ancient Town, with many local merchandises, silk works, and there is canal that runs along the whole town. It was clean and not many tourists yet when we were there.
LUZHI WATER TOWN
Luzhi Water Town, better known as Venice of China is a 2500 years old water town 20 km south of Suzhou city, mostly found in its old traditional form. Conscious attempts have been made to keep its originality and antiquity. The old...More
After spending time in some of China's biggest and busiest cities; Beijing and Shanghai, it was a relief to find Luzhi, one of the old water towns. There were a few tourists but it was fairly quiet and easy to explore the little streets that...More