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Zhouzhuang Water Town

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Address: Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
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Phone Number: +86 512 5721 7206
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This ancient water town is about an hour driving from Shanghai. The area is huge and thus require lots of walking. However, there are man-pulled carriers that you can hired for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ancient water town is about an hour driving from Shanghai. The area is huge and thus require lots of walking. However, there are man-pulled carriers that you can hired for touring around town. Yet still there are bridges, stairs and areas that you have to walk for better views. The houses are unique with elegant water views. Well preserved... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, Quaint, and Friendly City. I enjoyed the short boat ride since it gave me an opportunity to take great photos. The food is great and there's a lot of cute things to buy. Don't forget to bargain! The initial price is always 3 times higher than the actual cost.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited with a guide and three friends, we enjoyed trying all the free samples of food they sold all sorts and the views down the river are beautiful.

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Whitby, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is usually a day trip, from Shanghai, offered by many tourism companies. It's not so much the distance that makes it far, as the traffic on the highway to get there - especially weekends and holidays. If you can't make it on a weekday, I wouldn't recommend it for what you see and the time you spend to get... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day tour to this lovely little attraction. A market town as much as a water town, this was truly a wonderful experience. Plenty of shopping options, food options & cultural experience.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here on a tour because it is quite a distance from Shanghai. I was not disappointed. You get to go through the water village in a traditional boat and learn about the history. There are very few residence that actually live there year round and not just tourist season. Our young beautiful gondilierr even sang songs to us.

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Beerwah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancient water town is truely lovely. The old buildings were astonishing, the history of the place was amazing. Lots of gift shops, food and inns. We went for the day and were not disappointed. A must see when you are in the area. We travelled from Shanghai to visit this quaint little town. Easily fill in 2 to 3... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the place one must visit when you go to Suzhou or Shanghai. I love this place for its ancient rustic beauty and the friendliness of the people here. A place of attraction is not just confined to the natural landscape but also the people that lived in it. Simple modesty, honesty, friendliness, are the priceless attributes that add... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, it's touristy but I still loved it. Only had a short time because I did it on the way to Nanjing from Shanghai but I wish I'd had a night to spend there to explore when the crowds died down. There was a 100rmb entrance fee which I think is very reasonable given that the village needs to be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Come during the night. Take boat ride and tip girl to sing for you. Wouldn't stay here for more than one night unless you are into historical details. Rest are mostly restaurants and gift shops

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