Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    24 / 13   City Forecast


May Day Holiday Travel Guide: Water Town - Sail on the "Venice of the East"

By Xue Meng (People's Daily Online)

13:25, April 26, 2012

Zhou Zhuang (

China’s Top Water Towns – Zhou Zhuang

Zhou Zhuang can be called as China’s No 1 water town. It’s located in Kunshan City, 30 kilometers to the southeast of Suzhou City. Occupying an area of just over half a square kilometer, most of the buildings in this town were built around the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Here in this town, you may see common traditional Chinese elements such as opera as well as its unique local features such as “bird fishing” performance. The place is a perfect explanation to what it was like in the Chinese poems about bridges, canals and residental buildings.

Apart from canals and bridges, Zhou Zhuang also has a great number of ancient historical sites and attractions.

Recommended Routes
Day 1 Twin Bridges – Fu’an Birdge – Zhenfeng Bridge – South Lake
Day 2 Hall of Zhang’s Residence – Hall of Shen’s Residence – Bai Xian Lake – Zhou Zhuang Fang - Qianfu Temple – Milou Tower - Ruyi Pagoda – The Former Residence of Ye Chucang - Chengxu Taoist Temple

Walking through the laneways and wandering along, or taking a boat ride will all be great ways to see this town.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】 【7】 【8】 【9】 【10】
【11】 【12】 【13】 【14】 【15】 【16】 【17】


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. 'Class for Ladies' in Wuhan Textile University

  2. Temple fair in ancient Luoyang

  3. China, Russia hold joint naval drill

  4. Last thatched tribal in Hainan

Most Popular

What's happening in China

A tale of two very wealthy villages

  1. "Full Circle" Premieres at BJIFF
  2. Smooth road ahead for luxury vehicles
  3. Musicians sound off at copyright changes
  4. Legislature deliberates report on Chinese prisons
  5. Over 20,000 Americans studying in China: MOE

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai