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Luzhi Water Town

 Suzhou Attractions

Luzhi Ancient Town was once known as Puli. It consisted of two districts: Puli and Liuzhi. Liuzhi referred to the fact that 6 rivers passed thru the town. With time the name Liuzhi was pronounced as Luzhi and the name was changed later due to this fact.

The best way (and maybe the only way) to appreciate the surroundings is by foot. Walk and walk until you have covered the whole town. Your eyes are not going to grow tired of so much beauty. The town is full of peaceful canals, old stone bridges and big trees providing shade to pedestrians. But this is a real town. It is fascinating to see all its habitants performing their usual tasks. People selling food, kids playing around and dogs waiting for some scraps. It is the people who have fought hard to keep the history, culture and landscape of their town.

Luzhi was famed to be the Venice of the East for its beautiful waterways and ancient bridges, some of the bridges dated back to the Song Dynasty. A walk in the ancient town Luzhi is said to be a walk into history frozen in time, tranquil and serene.

The Ming Dynasty poet Gao Qi poem 'Scene of Puli' is still an accurate description of the scenery in the ancient town Luzhi today. It reads, 'Long bridge short bridge with willows; Front stream rear stream with lotus; People watching banner over wine store risen; Seagulls escort boat to home of fishman.'

In 2004, Luzhi together with Tongli and Zhouzhuang were listed in the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With the rapid modernization of China, large number of historical towns disappeared under the bulldozers, with only a handful of well preserved historical townships remaining today. In 2004, Luzhi was also awarded a Township Preservation Award by UNESCO.

Address: Luzhi Town, Wuzhong District, Suzhou
Opening Hours:
8:00AM - 5:00PM 
Admission:
60 Yuan 

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