Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Zhouzhuang is one of China’s Water Villages, Venice-like towns in which the major transportation is by boat along canals. These villages can be found west of Shanghai and make for an interesting excursion for visitors to the city. Zhouzhuang is the most popular of these Water Villages and is a charming addition to any trip to China for at least the following reasons:
1. A boat ride along the main canals of Zhouzhuang is a must for visitors.
2. A delightful square greets visitors to Zhouzhuang.
3. Classic Chinese village scenes abound in places like Zhouzhuang.
4. Villages like this welcome tourists with open arms and also provide an escape from the hectic life of the big city in nearby Shanghai.