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Zhouzhuan Town

Zhouzhuan Town Travel Guide

This town has a history of 900 years. Most of the buildings in the town were constructed in the Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911 AD) and all are well preserved. Zhouzhuang Town is regarded as the best representative of the Chinese traditional ancient water town.

Zhouzhuang Town is regarded as the best representative of the Chinese traditional ancient water town. Located 40 kilometers southeast of Suzhou city, Zhouzhuang Town has a history of 900 years.

In the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), Zhouzhuang was a part of the fief Yaocheng and called Zhenfengli. After being donated to Full Fortune (Quanfu) Temple by Zhou Digong, a very devout Buddhist, in 1086 during the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127), Zhouzhuang got its present name as a memorial of the donor.

Most of the buildings in the town were constructed in the Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911 AD) and all are well preserved.

Twin Bridges (Shuang qiao): Zhouzhuang is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers, 14 stone bridges cross the rivers, showing distinctive views of the water-town.

Twin Bridges which comprise Shide Bridge and Yongan Bridge are the most famous and is considered the symbol of Zhouzhuang.

Fuan Bridge: Located at the eastern end of Zhongshi Jie, Fuan Bridge was built in 1355 during the Yuan Dynasty. The unique trait of the Fuan is the consummate combination of the single-arch bridge and the bridge towers are used as tearooms, restaurants and stores, and are good places to appreciate the views while taking a rest.

Above is just a little part of the pretty attractions of Zhouzhuang. Besides these historic sights, the local folklore, traditions and legends of this water township, such as the dragon boat race, the granny tea or the Wansan home-style banquet which are formed from the immemorial civilization and history are also the indispensable elements for an unforgettable tour.

Traffic:

There are many Tourism Buses can be taken in Suzhou.

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