Zhouzhuang travel guide
Zhouzhuang in brief Zhouzhuang, a typical water town, is situated in the southwestern part of Kunshan affiliated to Suzhou, at the junction of Shanghai and Kunshan. It is about 45 kilometres away from Suzhou, and about 100 kilometres away from Shanghai. There are Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Xiaoshan International Airport near it. Since trains are impassable here, so are nonstop expressways, visitors have to drive on the ordinary roads after Shanghai-Jiangsu expressway or Suzhou-Jiaxing-Hangzhou expressway. Built in the year of 1086, it was named after the local - Mr. Zhou Digong who donated his land to repair the Quanfu Temple, while in the before it was called Zhen Feng Li. As one of the six great ancient towns in the south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, Zhouzhuang enjoys the good reputation as the first water town in China. Nowadays, it has become one of the most popular scenic spots for travelers to vacation and take their leisure. History of Zhouzhuang A Prosperous Market Town of 900 Years According to historical records, Zhouzhuang used to be called Zhen Feng Li. It was in the year of 1086 the town was renamed Zhouzhuang when Zhou ...More information about Zhouzhuang »
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