Zhouzhuang is one of the ancient and beautiful water towns in China and a famous tourist destination. The town is well known for its atavistic canals and flamboyant architectural houses.
The medieval town has a history of more than 900 years and the first accommodations were built during the 14th century. Today the town is home to over 1000 households in old dwellings and most of the houses are well preserved until date and are excellent examples of traditional Chinese architecture.
Places to see
Almost all the streets and buildings here are view worthy but the twin Shide and Yong’an Bridges, Fu’an Bridge, Zhenfeng Bridge, Shen’s House and the Zhang’s House are some of the unique structures in the town you shouldn’t miss visiting. You can also go for a souvenir hunt at Zhenfeng Street.
Location and getting there
The Zhouzhuang Water Town is located in the Jiangsu province in China 30 km southeast of the city centre of Suzhou and within the administrative area of Kunshan. You can reach here through public transport or buy a taxi and one of the accommodation options to consider near the town is Somerset Emerald City Suzhou, which is a short stay apartment in Suzhou.
When to visit
The ideal time to visit the Water Town is during the seasons of spring and autumn, which falls during April/May and September/October. It is recommended that you should avoid visiting here during public holidays and on weekends as it will be heavily crowded and this disturbs the grace and the peace of the ancient water town.
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