"Zhouzhuang - How To Appreciate This Water Town?" Top 5 Page for this destination Zhouzhuang by victorwkf
Zhouzhuang Travel Guide: 93 reviews and 258 photos
To the West of Shanghai city, there are several beautiful and laid-back water towns with historical buildings dated back hundreds of years. The town of Zhouzhuang is perhaps and most well-known of all these towns.
Visiting Zhouzhuang is like going back in time, with its beautiful waterways, rustic buildings, boats, people etc. However, it has become commercialised due to tourism and some people felt that it is a tourist trap.
How to truely appreciate this water town of Zhouzhuang? Well, the answer lies in visiting it during the "off the beaten hours", i.e. early in the morning, at night where the tourists either have not arrived or are gone.
I will be posting such experiences of my stay at Zhouzhuang in September 2004 at this webpage soon, so do keep a lookout for the updates .....
- Pros:This is a good getaway from Shanghai city
- Cons:Very commercialise nowadays, especially during the tourist hours
- In a nutshell:Just like the Venice of China, but with a different charm
The temple located at the south western end of the ancient town is very impressive, together with its gardens, pond,... more travel advice
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