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Address: Suzhou, China

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Quaint & very interesting

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

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Harry P
Brisbane, Australia
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Melaka, Malaysia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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.

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Tuusula, Finland
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
Multan, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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 part of the town is spread over 250 acres. The town is also famous for... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 29 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 run along side the canals. Lots of little shops selling silks scarves and places to... More 

Thank Guest_foodie
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 the "first water town" (their claim to fame) with a 1500 year history in the... More 

3 Thank Dan H
Perth, Australia
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138 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 with shops selling a full range of foods, wooden bead bracelets, artwork, costume jewelry, toys,... More 

1 Thank Ian-Down-Under
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 is a popular place for wedding photos, there are shops full of bridal gowns so... More 

1 Thank MitchMitch52
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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489 reviews
291 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Much preferred Luzhi to Suzhou. The canals are prettier, and the shops more interesting. Seems to be a town where brides go to be photographed so lots of bridal shops with red dresses and lots of brides and grooms being photographed. We found some different shops where we bought a pretty fan and a couple of original pictures painted by... More 

Thank Christine R

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