Situated between Lake Tai and Shanghai about fifty kilometers southeast of Suzhou on the southern shores of Lake Baixian, Zhouzhaung is perhaps the most famous water town in China.
Most of the thousand households, many of them two storied whitewashed homes with black tiled roofs were built in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties and remain in excellent condition.
The small town is without any motorised transport and can easily be seen in a day using either a gondola or a rickshaw or simply by walking. I think I'd like to stay longer.
It's known as the Venice of the East...