Suzhou has many waterways and Zhouzhuang is famous for its well-preserved ancient water town located some 30 km away from Suzhou.
Zhouzhuang has fascinating watery views, stunning ancient bridges and residential houses, and profound cultural background. It is the Venice of the East, with many tourist boats sailing along the waterways like gondolas do in Venice. It is a very touristy place too, especially hard to walk in the crowd in narrow alleys.
Zhuozhuang local specialty – braised pork knuckles, with their distinctive colour, all arranged neatly. Aren’t they photogenic too?!
Next: returning to Shanghai!