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Zhouzhuang Boat

No.5 Daqiao Road, Zhouzhuang Town, Kunshan 215325, China
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Ranked #3 of 64 attractions in Kunshan
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Karlstad, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you are getting a bit worn out by the noise in Shanghai, this is the perfect gettaway. So beutiful! But still a lot of people! Lots of great little shops around the area so great to just walk around too.

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Shanghai, China (US Expat)
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you travel to a water town ... you must experience the canal boats. The fee is RMB 40 and usually not negotiable. If you ask, the village women may let you steer. But, beware, there has been more than one foreigner who has ended up in the canal. It's not as easy as it looks.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I took a half day trip from Shanghai to see this lovely town. An informed guide adds to the experience. Go early and through the week to avoid the crowds. Driving time is 1.5 hours from Shanghai. The market stores are owned by the locals and prices are very reasonable.

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I first visited Zhouzhuang twelve years ago back when it was just a small, sleepy, little town. I was teaching in nearby Kunshan and our school had organized to day trip for the foreign teachers on staff. Our school took us there in a school van. We had the ENTIRE town to ourselves! There were young women knitting booties and... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

A wonderful stay in the water village...people are friendly and warm....and really make you feel at home...

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USA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Sure, some would call it cheesy... but then, so is the real Venice of today's Italy, with its hyper-commercialization. Zhouzhuang is a truly lovely "water town". Technically, it is a part of the greater Suzhou urban area. Some tours cover Suzhou only (which is of course lovely to visit, with its fabled gardens and canals). We were lucky enough to... More

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