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Zhouzhuang water village tour

Let the inspiring landscape of the picturesque old water village Zhouzhuang transport you back to the past with this enchanting half-day tour. Visit the old residences of Zhang Hall and Shen Hall, and then take a boat ride across the old town. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful y preserved architecture, Zhouzhuang is often referred to as the best water town in China. The town retains much of its simple yet elegant architecture that has remained intact for over 900 years. The majority of the town’s residences were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways are still in use. Zhouzhuang is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers. Many stone bridges cross the rivers, providing added beauty to the water town. The Twin Bridges, often considered the symbol of Zhouzhuang comprise of Shide Bridge and Yongan Bridge. Located to the south of the Twin Bridges, is the grand Zhang House which has more than 70 rooms. With the Ruojing River flowing through it, Zhang House is a graceful residential house with a tranquil courtyard and pond. Shen House was the private property of the descendant of Shen Wansan, the first millionaire of Jiangnan in the early Ming Dynasty. This house built in 1742 is of the Qing style and houses over 100 rooms connected by arcades and aisles. Finally step aboard the Chinese version of a gondola and relax while cruising tranquilly across the old town. You will be returned in comfort back to your hotel at the conclusion of the tour. Let the inspiring landscape of the picturesque old water village Zhouzhuang transport you back to the past with this enchanting half-day tour. Visit the old residences of Zhang Hall and Shen Hall, and then take a boat ride across the old town. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful y preserved architecture, Zhouzhuang is often referred to as the best water town in China. The Meeting/pick-up point: For Pick up & Drop off information, please contact our local team to reconfirm 1-day prior booked date. Duration: Six hours. Start/opening time: 2pm. End/closing time: 7pm. Languages: English.