Mudu Ancient Town
Mudu Ancient Town
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4.0 of 5 bubbles100 reviews
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Jim
314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our family paid a visit to Mudu Ancient Town during Chinese Spring Festival. The town is free to enter and explore, though the free part of the town is mainly all kinds of snacks and tourist souvenir stores. The street is very crowded during a big holiday such as Spring Festival, as Suzhou did a good job (e.g., reasonable hotel rate) to attract tourists from nearby metropolitan area (e.g., Shanghai and Nanjing). The town has a number of paid attractions, which you can visit with a combo ticket of about RMB 39 (purchased from Ctrip, as it will be about 50% discount compared with buying the ticket at the gate). People with Chinese ID 70 years old can visit the paid attraction free of charge. You will get a 2D barcode which can be scanned for paid entrance to the tourist attractions. It is a worthy attraction to visit.
Written 13 February 2024
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John T
London, UK685 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Quite commercial and nothing out of the ordinary. It’s another water town with the usual shops and eating places. It’s quite quiet and some interesting sites but really nothing too special
Written 23 September 2019
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Wanderer783934
52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We found out this water town by mistake. We were booked into a hotel way out of the city centre. Our friends told us we were near this town. They had never been there. On arrival 10.45am wandered around on our own.no one there It is a typical water town with tourist shops and local restaurants. It’s pretty and old is old away from the Main Street. The boat ride on the river didn’t look appealing so we don’t do it. There are better places to go than here. The good thing is not to many people. Got busy but nothing like the bigger towns.
Written 5 September 2019
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Sim N
Melbourne, Australia79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This ancient town is quite similar to any water town in Suzhou but is newer as compare to Tongli, as you walk along the stone pathway , it will leads you to Shantang Street which is the famous tourist street for eatery and shops for tourist to get silk souvenirs.
Written 24 May 2019
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Wendy1764
Chessington, UK137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The best bit to this place was the cost of the bus ride from Central Suzhou to Mudu- ¥1- wow & the beautiful fish in one of the gardens- unfortunately can’t remember the name of it.
Mudu wasn’t quite how I imagine it to be, thought it would be more untouched. The area is linked with walkways to all the gardens & house, which you need a ticket for- Cost was around ¥100 for all of them.
Plenty of touristy stalls & places to eat too.
Would I go again ?? Probably not.
Written 21 November 2018
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mrP
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
This place is so old. I enjoy seeing the old houses. Even went up to the back part of the town where only locals live. Is so nice to see the old structures.
Written 29 September 2018
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Frank O
Gosford, Australia116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
Walking around MUDU I was able to identify the different culture than I was used to.
The buildings are many many years old yet they are pleasant to see.
Speaking to locals who have lived there many years they are happy and accept the lifestyle they have.
Written 11 September 2018
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Bushfamilyholidays
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
While I appreciate the history China has, this was just one building and garden too many for me. The next time I go I will tell my tour organiser that I do not want to see any gardens or lakes.
Written 9 July 2018
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Mika H
Pori, Finland38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Taking 5 hours hiking experience at Mudu. First peak went to the ancient temple on the top of the one of the mountain. Then trip followed by not so high quality natural pathways. Easy ro go up but going down with ropes. Nice landscapes, might be slipery when raining. Good expeeience.
Written 28 May 2018
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David T
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Personally, I felt that there are more authentic water towns around Suzhou and Mudu is wayyy over-hyped.
Written 5 April 2017
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