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Zhouzhuang Water Town

Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
+86 512 5721 7206
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“water town” (59 reviews)
“zhou zhuang” (13 reviews)
“boat ride” (34 reviews)
Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
+86 512 5721 7206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a long drive from Shanghai but worth it. It is built like Venice, buildings surrounded by narrow waterways with stone bridges providing access. The streets are packed with tourists type shops but there are some shops of interest. It is a place for...More

Thank mikewelham
Reviewed 5 days ago

Located about one hour's drive from Shanghai, this charming water town was made famous by a Chinese painter Chen Yifei, whose famous Twin Bridges was acquired by Armand Hammer and presented to Deng Xiaoping (how ironic). Because of its fame, ZhouZhuang is always crowded, even...More

Thank TeddySoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in kunshun nothing really report Just shopping mall and a park We did go to water village in taxi and that was worth the trip Took boat ride and walked around the village I would not recommend that village when it is very...More

1  Thank trekerAustralia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a weekend at Zhouzhuang Water Town after a business trip in Shanghai. Enjoyed the local fares for lunch which are very fresh ( you see the local fishes / river prawns and clams swimming in the tanks before the chef whips up the dishes)....More

Thank doctrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a must see when you're in Suzhou province. The town is 1450 years old and offers hundreds of shops for souvenirs and other items such as pearls and scarves etc. There are also many traditional restaurants offering among other dishes the pigs...More

1  Thank Clan486
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a place where You can feel a climate of Chinese city from the past. It is worth to take a short boat trip through the city.

Thank Tomasz C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I loved this place - it's like you are walking in the movies. Apart from the commercialized shops targeted to tourists, you can still see the real old houses and some locals who minimally sell their goods along the streets. There are boat services to...More

Thank Som-o C
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went on a cold, wet day during the off peak season, which could account for the water town being deserted, which worked out well as we had more room to take pictures. Overall, Zhou Zhuang felt pretty authentic (more so than Mudu) did not...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Zhouzhuang Water Town is a surprise full of beautiful photo ops and timeless Chinese culture. Stroll the narrow lane and bridges and watch artisans making bone combs, studies in calligraphy, painting and drawings, and flower teas. Weavers card, spin and dye wool and make shirts...More

Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 9 March 2017

At evening, we stopped here for a couple hours to still about and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of a lovely, quiet corner of China. The tourist buzz is gone, leaving peaceful picture taking

Thank Paul T
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Truly B
Thanks for your review. I'm curious about the show you watched about local life. Do you remember if the show had a name or where I might need to go to find out information/buy tickets for it? Thanks in advance, we're excited to visit Zhouzhuang! Truly
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
Hi, I plan to stay in Zhouzhuang. How many days should i stay here to absorb the sights, the sounds and culture here. I am not the day tripper type. Thanks in advance.
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
I am planning to take the early morning train from Shanghai to Suzhou and trying to figure out how to get to Zhouzhuang. If anyone know the direct way, Or how far by taxi, I would appreciate it.
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