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Zhouzhuang Water Town

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Address: Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
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The Venice of China

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... read more

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Limoges, France
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Limoges, France
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 walking and there would be access problems for wheelchair users. One way of seeing the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 when I visited on a Monday. While it is possible to find your own transport... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 hot Lots of people So yes we had a great time

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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). Must try : scrambled eggs with silver fish Steamed river prawns Braised sea snails Steamed... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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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 trotters that are famous in this region and delicious. You can also take a boat... More 

1 Thank Clan486
Skawina, Poland
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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
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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 take you along the canal. The down side is that there is not enough small... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 feel overly commercialized. Try not to go with a tour group as you will have... More 

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 and other garments ready to purchase. Silk embroidery can be found in every size and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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

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