Zhouzhuang Travel Guide

  • Idyllic Zhouzhuang
    Idyllic Zhouzhuang
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    Twin Bridge, Zhouzhuang
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Zhouzhuang Things to Do

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    Wine shop and distillery at Zhouzhuang 2 more images

    by aukahkay Written Dec 15, 2006

    Various traditional ancient Chinese crafts are being preserved at Zhouzhuang. Within the old town, there is a mock-up of an ancient wine distillery where you can see how Chinese rice wine was fermented and bottled into porcelain bottles. You can sit down for a cup of Chinese wine at RMB 5 per cup.

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    by aukahkay Written Dec 15, 2006

    When in Venice, a gondola ride is a must-do. When in Zhouzhuang, you should likewise take a boat ride through the canals of this ancient town to admire the old buildings, willow trees and bridges that span the canals. A 20-minute ride on a boat costs RMB80 and it can take up to 8 people.

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    by aukahkay Written Dec 13, 2006

    Zhouzhuang is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers, 14 stone bridges cross the rivers, showing distinctive views of the water-town. Of the many bridges , the most famous is the Twin Bridge, built in the Ming Dynasty. Twin Bridges comprise Shide Bridge and Yongan Bridge.

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Zhouzhuang Transportation

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    Many local Chinese tours depart for Zhouzhuang

    by aukahkay Written Dec 15, 2006

    The best and cheapest way to visit Zhouzhuang would be to join a day-tour organised by a local Shanghai tour agent. There are numerous tour agents in Shanghai offering day-tours to Zhouzhuang catering to the domestic Chinese market. The prices are very reasonable. I paid RMB 120 for a full day tour of Zhouzhuang which includes the admission fee of RMB 100. The tour bus will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Shanghai at 0730 hours and will return to the hotel around 1800 hours. Lunch is an extra RMB 20 in a local restaurant in Zhouzhuang.
    The tour is conducted in Mandarin and is suitable if you can speak and understand Mandarin. The agent that I used was Shanghai Gongxiao Travel Service Co Ltd located at the southern concourse of the Shanghai Railway Station at 702, Hengfeng Road. Call the 24-hour hotline to make your reservation. Payment is made when you board the tour bus.

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Zhouzhuang Local Customs

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    by unice Written Nov 7, 2002

    Wansan Pig's Upper Leg : This is Zhouzhuang's most famous delicacy. The pigt's upper Leg with flavorings is cooked or steameduntil well-done. The
    soup, which tums red, issaline and sweet.

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    by unice Written Nov 7, 2002

    Favorite thing: ZhouZhuang walkways are narrow, and it will be packed with tourists especially on weekends and holidays. Try to avoid these days.

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    by unice Written Nov 6, 2002

    Favorite thing: It's a nice place for phototaking with its river, boats sailing along and under the bridges, houses and willows by the water.

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