Explore the unique waterways and unchanged daily life of Zhouzhuang, the number one water village in China
The highly recommended village of Zhouzhuang is called the “number one water village in China” by overseas visitors. Its glamour is based on its profound culture. The majority of the town´s residences were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties with nearly 100 classic courtyards and 60 carved-brick archways still in use.Visit the old residences of Zhang Hall and Shen Hall. Shen Hall was once the private property of a descendant of Shen Wansan, the first millionaire in Jiangnan (south of the Yangtze River) during the early Ming dynasty. During this trip, we will also visit the well-known Double Bridge, the famous Buddhist monastery Quanfu Temple, and a holy Taoist temple. Made of stone, the firm and simple arched bridge of the Double Bridges were build during the Ming dynasty. Built during the Song dynasty, Quanfu Monastery Temple has no wall surrounding it (unlike most temples in china) but is surrounded by water lanes. Also built in the Song dynasty, the Taoist Temple stands opposite Puging Bridge on Zhongshi Street.All this in addition to a relaxing boat ride through the water ways is also sure to help create memories that will last a lifetime.This experience is also available in a private format. Immerse yourself in the history of Shanghai with the assistance of your own personal guide!