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Zhouzhuang Water Town

Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
+86 512 5721 7206
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“water town” (61 reviews)
“zhou zhuang” (14 reviews)
“boat ride” (35 reviews)
Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
+86 512 5721 7206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big hit with chinese tourists Interesting small streets adjacent to shallow canals Took the boat trip - not very exciting as such .. was very concerned and off putting ,when we spotted dishes being washed in the murky canal water in the back of a...More

Thank vinchy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe the town used to be beautiful and unique before it was overly exploit by tourism. During holiday rush hours it was literally not possible to walk in the town since it was extremely crowded. It's difficult to find authentic or original business because...More

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you are in the area, it is worth going to visit. Just try to see the village for what it was and leave the tourist shops behind. The fascinating part is realizing that part of the town still works and operates, walk towards those...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Too commercialised. Expensive almost everywhere. Much job to be done to preserve the site. Baby stroller not recommended.

Thank cheeloong
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

It's 1.5-2.0 hours drive from Shanghai. Nice water town with bridges over a network of canals. Interesting to watch the gondola. Yummy braised pork knuckles dish. The barbel fish is small and overrated! Another option is to visit Zhujiajiao water town which smaller but nearer...More

Thank M1430WOjamesh
Reviewed 21 June 2017

How to get there: There are many long distance bus departing from Shanghai, Suzhou or Hangzhou. Even in Shanghai there are a few departure points. Almost all will bring one to the Zhouzhuang bus station, located north of Zhouzhuang. I took the exception and departed...More

2  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Very old and nice town on the water. Not easy to visit without speaking Chinese though, I had a big help of my local guide. It was raining which made a bit less fun but many things to visit indoors too. Recommended.

Thank Magnus N
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Zhouzhuang is considered Venice of China. It is about hour drive from Shanghai and we took taxi from the hotel that was near People's square and negotiated for 800Yuan($117 USD with today's rate) all in for him to take us there, wait for us for...More

Thank Rurina
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Although some way from Shanghai, we would not have missed it. Built on a waterway, with a great variety of shops and the chance to visit old buildings and small craft type shops, it is an opportunity not to be missed. We had a ride...More

1  Thank brg68mga
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is a long drive from Shanghai but worth it. It is built like Venice, buildings surrounded by narrow waterways with stone bridges providing access. The streets are packed with tourists type shops but there are some shops of interest. It is a place for...More

1  Thank mikewelham
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Truly B
6 January 2017|
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Response from JedRevolutia | Reviewed this property |
There is a daily evening performance show called "Zhouzhuang in Four Seasons" and it is a must-watch. The first large-scale water performance and an acclaimed world class theater production, "Zhouzhuang in Four Seasons... More
26 June 2016|
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Response from Jill M | Reviewed this property |
You could combine Suzhou and Zhouzhang. Travel from Shanghai to Suzhou and stay overnight, travel onto Zhouzhang the next morning, visit the water town then and return to Shanghai the following morning
6 June 2016|
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Response from Augustine F | Reviewed this property |
There is a local bus directly from Shanghai to there, but last the return bus is early in the evening, alternately you can take a cab from there to the nearest subway and return late, see my comments on this place for more... More