Zhouzhuang Water Town
It is situated at distance of 45 km to the southeast of Suzhou and considered as the No. 1 Water Town in China. It has history of over nine hundred years and renowned for its profound culture of Wu, unique architectural tradition and fold customs. It is having lakes on its four sides and its beauty is especially along the waterside lanes and around few stone bridges.
In the year 2003, it has been entitled as the Famous Historical and Cultural Town of China. It was also listed in the tentative list of the UNESCO world Heritage Site in the year 2004. You can visit Fuan Bridge, Former Residence of Wansan Shen, Shen’s Mansion and Hounded House.
Wuzhen Water Town
This town has a history of more than 1300 years and situated at the distance of 80 kilometers to the northeast of Hangzhou. It is one of the four grand ancient towns of Yangtze. It is still preserved from the time of Qing Dynasty layout and the water system. This whole town is build along rivers and the river courses crisscrossed in this town. This town is a elegant blend of culture and nature and enjoys the superb climate as well as geographical conditions. It is also the known as the place where people called the land of fish and rice. Places to visit are Old Streets of West Gate, Wenchang pagoda and Residence of Mao Dun.
Tongli Water Town
Tangoli Water Town has a history of more than 1000 years. It is a typical water town of the Jiangsu Province. This city is separated by fifteen rivers into seven islets which are well connected by about 50 bridges. Tangoli was established in the Song Dynasty. Like the other water towns, it is build along the water.
Tangoli is well known for preserving its architectural styles of Ming and Qing Dynasty. Various old stone bridges having different shapes, bountiful rivers can be found all over the town. It has made this town a quiet, decent and picturesque water town it was also listed in the tentative list for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the year 2004. Tuisi Garden, Gengletang Garden, Huancui Resort and Woyun Temple are few attractions in Tongli water town.