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Zhouzhuang Water Town

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Address: Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
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US$ 113.00*
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Half Day Tour of Zhouzhuang Water Village Tour from Shanghai
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Private Suzhou Day Trip: Zhouzhuang Water Town and Pingjiang Road
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Private Day Tour of Suzhou Garden and Zhouzhuang Water Town

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Picturesque Night Time Stroll

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If you want to travel back in time to see the "old" China, here is one place to visit. We were lucky to have a sunny spring day and everything looked so beautiful and authentic. Small trails, canals, gondolas little boutiques and restaurants, not too crowded like big cities and all of this at just 1 hour drive from Shanghai... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I went to Zhouzhuang Water Town as part of a tour from Shanghai. I had been to Tongli in September 2016 but I liked this one better. This one includes some buildings that are new to the area and are not original, and were added to increase the tourist appeal. The buildings were also cleaner and there was pretty landscaping.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went to water town in december, weather was good.. not too hot! Tourist prizes in shops and restaurants, but it´s ok. I recommend to bring a decent camera with you, i didn´t have it :)

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I visited this places with 2 of my clients, driving from Shanghai to Zhujiajiao in the morning, noon time from Zhujiajiao to Zhouzhuang, one day tour enough for two famous water towns near Shanghai. My opinion is definitely Zhouzhuang is more famous than Zhujiajiao: larger, older, more historical stories. But they are also similar at water town scenic: rivers, old... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A beautiful place to come with your loved ones to enjoy the scenery, and to feel the ancient charm of zhouzhuang. We came in dec and yes agreed with some reviews that this is the best time to visit, there's no crowd, quiet and most importantly there's no photobomb.Is really a great place for photos taking, there's also photography shop... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, December is the best time to visit if you want to avoid crowds and get good photos. Been there once in June and it was overcrowded. Very touristy though. Don't really get to see the local life. But a good photography, dining, shopping and bargaining paradise.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This ancient water town is about an hour driving from Shanghai. The area is huge and thus require lots of walking. However, there are man-pulled carriers that you can hired for touring around town. Yet still there are bridges, stairs and areas that you have to walk for better views. The houses are unique with elegant water views. Well preserved... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, Quaint, and Friendly City. I enjoyed the short boat ride since it gave me an opportunity to take great photos. The food is great and there's a lot of cute things to buy. Don't forget to bargain! The initial price is always 3 times higher than the actual cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I visited with a guide and three friends, we enjoyed trying all the free samples of food they sold all sorts and the views down the river are beautiful.

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