Su Zhou & Zhou Zhuang, Water Village, Shanghai, August 18

Su Zhou & Zhou Zhuang, Water Village Day Tour
Master of Nets Garden
Panmen Ancient City Wall & Grand Canal
Lunch / Silk Mill / Zhou Zhuang
Water Village / Boat Ride on Water Ways

You will experience two picturesque towns, Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang, each unique in the splendors they reveal. Su Zhou is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin, founded in about 600 BC. With its interconnected waterways and beautiful environment, the city is often referred as "The Venice of the East." Su Zhou was one of the few cities in China to escape the ravages of the Cultural Revolution and its famous gardens survived almost intact. Visit the Master of Nets Garden, Panmen Ancient City Wall, Grand Canal and Silk Factory. After lunch travel to Zhou Zhuang which is well known for its beautiful environment and simple Architecture, well preserved for over 900 years. The majority of the town's residences were built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways are still in use. Visit the old residence in the old town and take a boat ride there.