In addition to its picturesque natural scenery, the town is also known for its well-preserved buildings, including several stone bridges and old houses built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Today, this beautiful town has developed into a very popular tourist attraction.
Zhouzhuang is located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in southeast China. The town is only 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) away from Suzhou, making it the second largest city in the province after Shanghai.
Southern Jiangsu belongs to a geographical area called Jiangnan, which literally means “Jiangnan” south of the Yangtze River. Since ancient times, the area has been known for its rivers and lakes, and its residents have learned to live in harmony with the natural environment.