Mudu Water Town is know as 'the first town of Wuzhong' (Wuzhong means the centre area of the Wu kingdon in ancient China), is also one of the most famous six ancient water towns in China. Mudu Water Town unlike the other ancient water town in China, it has own features, the Xiangxi River (brook) and Xujiang River converges with each other here, the water ways shows a 'Y' shape and the layout for the folk houses along the water looks like bandings, classic and characteristic. Famous attractions, architectural culture, cultures for Chinese gardens, religions and folks can be found everywhere in this town.
Pick up service can be arranged at your Suzhou downtown hotel or Suzhou train station, you will find a welcome sign. And drive you to Mudu Water Town directly (around 40 minutes).Yan's Garden The Yans Garden is the former residence of Mr.Yan jiagan of Taiwan, which occupies 16 mu of land. An ancient magnolia has an extensive crown, blotting out the sun. As the legend goes, the tree was planted by Emperor Qianlong when he put up for the night at Shens Residence on his tour of the south of the Yangtze River. Built in the Ming Dynasty, the Emphasize Virtue Hall --the nanmu hall, with spacious volumes and imposing appearance, is rare in the region. What is even more characteristic is that the Four Seasons Garden has a layout of uneven density, zigzags, and appropriate ups and downs, with some parts exquisite and tasteful, deep and tranquil, graceful and restrained, demonstrating the builders’ unique art of construction. Professor Liu Dunzhen, a contemporary renowned architect calls this garden a “classical work of gardens south of the Yangtze River”. Hongyin Mountain Villa Hongyin Mountain Villa is sited 200 meters east of Yan's Garden. It is a famous private garden built during 1736 and 1795. The villa has a fantastic landscape of rivers, ponds, pavilioins, blooms and trees. These scenes as a whole form an impressed view for the visitors. Every time the emperor Qianlong visited Mudu town, he would visit the villa to see a play, taste tea and viewing the scenery. Bangyan MansionSited at the Xiatang Street, Bangyan Mansion was the former house of Feng Guifen, a well-known essayist in Qing Dynasty. The mansion features in three carvings, that is, brick carving, wood carving and stone carving. You also have chance to experience the China Rowing Boat. Exploring the peaceful town by boat is one of the most interesting things to do here. Our tour guide will help you on spot, the expenses is on your side.Free on your own for a while until our tour guide transfer you to your hotel in Suzhou downtown or Suzhou train station. And you tour ends.