Zhouzhuang Water Town, located in 38 kilometers southeast of Jiangsu city center, 33 kilometers southwest of Kunshan city center and 70 kilometers away from Shanghai city with about 1.5-hours-drive, is a famous water town in Jiangnan area with 900 year. Featuring one thousand years vicissitudes of life and strongly gloomy Wu culture inoculation, the Zhouzhuang water town has been the treasure of the Asian culture for its delicately beautiful water landscape, unique human landscape and simple folk customs. Moreover, as an outstanding representative of the Chinese excellent traditional culture, the Zhouzhuang Water Town has also been the cradle of the Wu culture and the model of the Jiangnan water towns.
Being the No.1 water town in China, the Zhouzhuang has got various awards listed as follows: 1) It has been listed in the world cultural heritage ready list of the United Nations; 2) The Best practices award of the Dubai international of the United Nations to improve living environment; 3) Outstanding Achievement Award of the cultural heritage protection of the United Nations in the Asian-Pacific region; 4) The most Charming Water Town in the World; 5) One of the 50 places worthy the foreigners’ a visit in China; 6) One of the ten scenic spots in China preferred by the Europeans; 7) The first Chinese famous historical cultural town; 8) The famous town with beautiful environment in China; 9) China’s famous tourism brand; 10) National AAAAA level scenic spot.
Travel tips: 1) Opening time: 8:00 a.m.-21:00 p.m. 2) Ticket price: 100 Yuan during 7:00–16:00 and 80 Yuan during 16:00-21:00; 3) Duration: one day; 4) Best time to visit: every season will be suitable, but just avoid those holidays in china; 5) Ways to go there: type one: take a flight to Shanghai and then take bus through the 318 national highway and Shangzhou highway to Zhouzhuang; Type two: go through the Huning highway whose entrance at Kunshan and pass by the Kunzhou highway to Zhouzhuang; Type three: Go through the Huhang highway whose entrance is at Jiaxing and go by the 318 national highway and Shangzhou highway to your destination; Type four: take train to Shanghai, Suzhou or Kunshan and then take bus to Zhouzhuang. 6) DIY tour from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang: take the coach from Shanghai bus station in north district whose time are 6:50; 9:00; 12:00; 14:20; 16:50 with about 2 hours drive.