"Zhouzhuang - Venice of the Orient" Top 5 Page for this destination Zhouzhuang by zingk

Zhouzhuang Travel Guide: 93 reviews and 258 photos

Zhouzhuang is located 87 kilometres west of Shanghai, and only 38 kilometres east of Suzhou and is well-known for its beautiful environment and simple architecture.

A very old town for more than 900 years old, its architectural style is still well preserved. More than 60 percent of the residential houses were built during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Also known as the "Venice of the Orient", Zhouzhuang is the most representative water-town in "Jiangnan" (Southern Jiangsu Province) and is supposed to be the first water-town that gained attention and popularity from tourists all over the world. Surrounded by canals that carry the gondola-like boats and running through the simple stone bridges.

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  • Last visit to Zhouzhuang: Apr 2002
  • Intro Updated Jun 17, 2003
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  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2003 at 2:44 AM

    I think Zhouzhuang is a tourist trap and agree with all of your useful tips here. Xitang is a better choice as well as Tongli or Luzhi. They all have the same nice bridges, canals and small shops.

  • Tea4Two's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2003 at 1:52 AM

    Looking forward to visiting Zhouzhuang - your travelogue is inspiring.

  • Jun 17, 2003 at 1:46 AM

    Welcome to VT..Excellant start..great pictures..nice info..awaiting more

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