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2 Days South China Water Town Tour (C) - Luzhi Town & Mudu Town from Shanghai

2 Days South China Water Town Tour (C) - Luzhi Town & Mudu Town from Shanghai
Tour Code: SHA-WTN04
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CNY 1015 p/p
2 day
Departure Date:
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Main Destination:
Luzhi Town & Mudu Town
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Itinerary Features

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Luzhi Town:

Baoshen Temple with the famous 9 Clay Wall-Sculptures of Arhats (the master pieces represent the highest achievements of the ancient sculptures arts in China), The Tomb of Tang Dynasty Poet Lu Guimong with Fare Breeze Pavilion and two of his hand planted ginkgo trees, Wansheng Rice Shop, Ye Shengtao’s Memorial Hall (Ye Shengtao is one of the most famous writer and educator in modern China), Wang Tao’s Memorial Hall (Wang Tao is a famous thinker around 100 years ago), Family Shao’s House, Family Shen’s House (Water Town Cloth Museum), Water Town Farm Implements Museum, Cultural Park of the Southern Yangtze River.


Mudu Town (Ancient Town of Gardens):
Yans Garden, Hongyin Mountain Villa, Ancient Pine Garden, Bangyan Residence.


Experience in the Itinerary:

* Explore the picturesque narrow canals, little streets with cobbled street stone or slates, bridges arching over canals and visit the ancient houses, charming gardens in these two towns. Enjoy this completely different world from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.  

* Indulging yourself in the picturesque scenery of the bridges and rivers with green trees, ancient simple but graceful buildings. Appreciate the peaceful atmosphere there and feel the magic power of water.


Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

Having a tour to ancient towns and villages in China would be a very special experience for who wanna escaping from the over-noising city and long for a vacation that can free oneself in peace. China Ancient Town Tours here selects well-arranged tour packages to famous water towns and ancient villages, aims to provide you opportunities to explore those towns, which well keep their unique customs and culture. You can visit the famous water towns to appreciate their peaceful atmosphere there and feel the magic power of water. 


The natural beauty of the town is indescribable. Old stone bridges, limpid water, old trees and old-style dwellings, as well as the local costumes and local food, create an ideal civilized, rich, pastoral and harmonious environment. A walk in the ancient town is said to be a walk into history frozen in time, tranquil and serene. 


Tourists can enjoy two of the most charming southern China water towns in this itinerary – Luzhi and Mudu. Luzhi is renowned for its ancient relics such as the Baosheng Temple, built in 503 AD, is home to nine well preserved Buddhist clay sculptures made in Tang Dynasty, some 1000 years ago, and numerous bridges. The one square kilometer (0.38 square miles) town proper once had 72 stone arched bridges built in Song Dynasty(960-1279 AD), Yuan Dynasty(1206-1368 AD), Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). Mudu is famous as the Ancient Town of Gardens in China.

You can find the situation of the famous ancient Water Towns near Shanghai in Yangtze River Delta at this map,

6 Most Famous Water Towns:
Wuzhen, Nanxun, Xitang, Tongli, Luzhi, Zhouzhuang


Some other Water Towns in this area:

Zhujiajiao, Jinxi, Mudu, Luxiang, Huishan. 


In 2003,the protecting project of the Yangtze River Water Towns (including Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Luzhi, Nanxun, Wuzhen and Xitang) was granted the Award of Distinction by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. It has helped make the project a model for repairing and conserving other cultural relics. By car, you can easily take one day tour to any one of these towns from Shanghai.


These small towns, with their black tiled, oil-painted timber framework houses, that contrast sharply with its white walls and gray flagging, brings to mind a Chinese ink and wash painting. The rivers running through the town were once the main means of transportation for local people, but these days is little used, other than for festive celebrations, when bulk cargo is shipped in. The window sills of the houses on the banks of the river are further extended with boards, on which flowers, plants and bonsai bloom in the warm sunshine, adding a touch of life and color to this tranquil, old style towns.


There are many well-preserved Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) buildings in these towns, formerly the homes of those rich enough to escape the social turbulence of centuries past. They chose these towns as the place to build their homes for its out-of-the-way location and convenient transportation, the same reasons these towns retains such an authentic feeling today.


Go to Water Towns around Shanghai, looking for peace in your heart...