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Mudu Ancient Town

Address: Mudu Town, Wuzhong District, Suzhou 215101, China
Phone Number: 0512-66514042
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Ranked #39 of 199 Attractions in Suzhou
4.0 of 5 stars 70 Reviews
Type: Reservations, Cultural
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Type: Reservations, Cultural
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Xi'an, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

When I arrived at this town, there is an area with washrooms and small stores. and I walked a long with a narrow street with lots of street food such as tofu and skewers, which is kind of boring. While I found out I can pay for a boat and see this town from the river, kind of cool and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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762 reviews 762 reviews
433 attraction reviews
1,797 helpful votes 1,797 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Let's start with practicalities. Mudu is easier to reach these days as Line 2 of the Suzhou Metro comes out here. The sign from the Mudu Metro station says it is four kilometres more to the an cient town, but this feels wrong to us. We walked it on the way back in a leisurely thirty minutes. You can take... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Mudu has 4 famous sights. Two are average and 2 are excellent. The current price for all sights is 60 RMB which is OK BUT..if the price goes up anymore than you should skip the sights. Mudu is not the bet water town in the region but it makes an easy half day trip from Suzhou. The town is relaxed,... More 

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Suzhou, China
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Based on the Trip Advisor recommendations, last saturday, I made the trip to Mudu. I have been living in Suzhou for 3 years and I think the reviews on Mudu are overrated. Tongli, Jouzhang and even Pingjiang Lu are much better alternatives than Mudu. It is clean and have a lot of small food and not very attractive souvenirs. It... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

A nice and interesting place to visit to see a little bit more about Chinese culture. Some very old buildings.

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Once you get through the morass of modern China which surrounds this redeveloped spot, it is a tranquil and relaxing place to enjoy a day, with a lot of things to see. Worth the trip!

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Mudu is a working water town. Don't expect the Disney experience and be prepared for warts and all. It's easy to walk around and a camera is essential. We got the feeling that not many Westerners visit here because we created a lot of attention, pure curiosity on the local's part. There are gardens and temples to visit. There is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

I went during the fall festival time. Everyone was eating hairy crab on a stick (a weird thing, but tastes very good). My friends and I felt very out of place as the only westerners in the crowd. Even moreso when we stopped to decide where we were going and a circle developed around us with people taking our photos.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I took a bike from Suzhou center and it took me 1.5 hours each way to get to Mudu through rather uninspiring outskirts of Suzhou city. Mudu is not that great and if you have seen Pingjiang in Suzhou there is no real point going down to Mudu although it is quite easily accessible by underground as well. I read... More 

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Shanghai, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

2 hours are enough for this small town. you need to buy tickets for entering different house or garden or temple. we can't find a place for sitting down and having a cup of coffee. maybe I should have tea instead of coffee, but I wanna coffee. that's the difference from other water towns like Tongli and Zhouzhuang. few foreigners... More 

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