In order to truly have an understanding of this beautiful place, one must visit the towns many bridges and canals. The Fangsheng Bridge is the biggest around, wonderfully engraved with eight dragons coiling around a shining pearl. Once you’ve done that, take a boat ride on the canal gondola, where you will experience wonderful views of this historic and well-preserved town. You can also take longer boat rides lakeside, experiencing the town from a different angle and perspective.
Make sure while you’re there to check out Zhujiajiao’s lovely and imposing gardens, particularly Ke Zhi Yuan, or Course Plant Garden, the largest in town.
Zhujiajiao can accommodate those with any budget, as it is not quite as overexposed as the more popular areas in China. From hostels to overnights in traditional guesthouses, there are more there are more than a few ways to live affordable and comfortable as if you were at home. Many guesthouses also speak a variety of languages, so feel free to ring ahead of time.
was a brilliant day - our guide Mary was superb, knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour brilliant English and went at our pace, nothing was too much trouble for her. Zhujiajiao is well worth a visit but Mary told us best to avoid the weekend when the Chinese go for a day out! we went on a Monday and it was easy to walk around. boat ride essential to get the feel of the town - lots of crafts to be seen and bought at reasonable prices - better than Shanghai.
The local tour operator upgraded us to a full day tour that included some other sights. The water village is very unique and reminded us of being in Venice, except that it is in China. Great boat tour and walking tour of the local village.
Beautiful area, water village so interesting and boat trip a real pleasure.