November 19th, 2017
Zhou Zhuang is definitely the most famous water town in China being located in Kunshan City that can easily be found at 30 kilometers south from Suzhou. This city is well known for its cultural background, for its amazing watery views, for its well preserved residential houses that are there from ancient times and even for the special colored customs and traditions.
During 770- 476 BC, this city was an important part of the fief Yaocheng and it was at first called Zhenfengli. In 1086 it was donated to Full Fortune Temple by a very devout Buddhist called Zhou Digong and this is how it received its current name, after the name of its donor. Zhouzhuang has a total area of 124 acres and 60% of it was built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The best way to get here is by gondola and you are going to be able to admire some breathtaking sights such as: the Twin Bridges (Shuang qiao), Shen House, Fuan Bridge, Zhang House, Chengxu Taoist Temple and even Milou Tower. Zhou Zhuang water town in China is one of the most popular destinations and every year there are millions of tourists that come to visit and are fascinated by its beautiful sights and history.