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Zhouzhuang Water Town

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Address: Qing Ping Shanghai Highway, Kunshan 215300, China
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About 90km from Shanghai downtown, 1.5 hours driving

I visited this places with 2 of my clients, driving from Shanghai to Zhujiajiao in the morning, noon time from Zhujiajiao to Zhouzhuang, one day tour enough for two famous water... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this places with 2 of my clients, driving from Shanghai to Zhujiajiao in the morning, noon time from Zhujiajiao to Zhouzhuang, one day tour enough for two famous water towns near Shanghai. My opinion is definitely Zhouzhuang is more famous than Zhujiajiao: larger, older, more historical stories. But they are also similar at water town scenic: rivers, old... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place to come with your loved ones to enjoy the scenery, and to feel the ancient charm of zhouzhuang. We came in dec and yes agreed with some reviews that this is the best time to visit, there's no crowd, quiet and most importantly there's no photobomb.Is really a great place for photos taking, there's also photography shop... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion, December is the best time to visit if you want to avoid crowds and get good photos. Been there once in June and it was overcrowded. Very touristy though. Don't really get to see the local life. But a good photography, dining, shopping and bargaining paradise.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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 4 December 2016 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 4 December 2016

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 28 November 2016

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 11 November 2016 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 9 November 2016

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 7 November 2016

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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