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Luzhi Ancient Town

Suzhou, China
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See the "Venice of the Orient" here.

If you are looking for some authentic Chinese craftsmanship it can be found here if you look for... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Byron, New York
Ancient town

Wonderful experience walking through this Ancient Town, with many local merchandises, silk works... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Melaka, Malaysia
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

If you are looking for some authentic Chinese craftsmanship it can be found here if you look for it. Not just your "run of the mill" souvenir stuff. One of the oldest family own restaurants that serve "squirrel fish" (that's the name) is really awesome....More

Thank bigowl300
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Wonderful experience walking through this Ancient Town, with many local merchandises, silk works, and there is canal that runs along the whole town. It was clean and not many tourists yet when we were there.

Thank Jtan8992
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was interesting place to visit. You can see a small bit of old Chna there. Quite convient location.

Thank JLainpelto
Reviewed 8 July 2016

LUZHI WATER TOWN Luzhi Water Town, better known as Venice of China is a 2500 years old water town 20 km south of Suzhou city, mostly found in its old traditional form. Conscious attempts have been made to keep its originality and antiquity. The old...More

Thank Tassaduqhussain51
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Unfortunately, our visit was night due to transport delays & it was raining. However it was obviously a very interesting old town area.

Thank Harry P
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

After spending time in some of China's biggest and busiest cities; Beijing and Shanghai, it was a relief to find Luzhi, one of the old water towns. There were a few tourists but it was fairly quiet and easy to explore the little streets that...More

Thank Guest_foodie
Reviewed 4 August 2015

there are many water towns in the Shanghai area that are accessible by train or bus. This one located between Shanghai and Suzhou provides a great photographic experience for those who do not want lots of people or advertisements in your pictures. Supposedly this is...More

4  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Lots of canals, horseshoe bridges, murky green water, character and characters... Luzhi's the sort of place that epitomizes rural China's small towns. As long as you are not expecting glitz, it's an interesting place to walk around and experience. Plenty of small lane ways lined...More

1  Thank Ian-Down-Under
Reviewed 9 December 2014

It is really cool and it answers a lot of your questions like why it was called Luzhi even though in modern chinese it says lu-duan. Just hold your breath if you come across some smelly dou-fu from the pushcart vendors.

1  Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 7 May 2013

All places in China are old, but not all are beautiful to visit. Luzhi is an old town with lovely tree lined canals, magnificent old bridges, walkways and great little shops which sell, food, sweets, clothing, toys, souvenirs, etc. The village is very photogenic, it...More

1  Thank MitchMitch52
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