Being the same age as Suzhou City, Luzhi Town prides itself on its ancient culture, including places of interest, old bridges, streets and dwellings, and a 1300-year old maidenhair tree. Surrounded by water, Luzhi Town is also known as an Island of Five Lakes with Yangcheng Lake to its north, Dianshan Lake and Chenghu Lake to the south, and Jinji Lake and Dushu Lake to the west. In the town, you can not only visit a time-honored brand, Wansheng Rice Store, but also feast your eyes on a number of old bridges. Home to 41 bridges of the 72 and a half bridges built here in the Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties, Luzhi Town is considered a museum of Chinese old bridges.


D 1Day Tour to Luzhi Ancient Water Town from Shanghai

Meet your guide at your hotel in the morning around 8:30, then drive about 1.5 hours to Luzhi ancient water town , then visit on this famous water town.

Wansheng Rice Store
It is a time-honored brand in Luzhi Town. The rice store was the most famous and biggest rice store in the early years of the Republic of China. Under the eaves of the four-pillared store, a shop sign written in gold paint reads 'Wansheng Rice Store'. Inside the store there is a counter for rice buying and selling, and here is a hanging sign that reads, 'thousands of merchants draw together like clouds'. Behind the store is a spacious courtyard leading to Leisi Hall, which is a museum of water town farm tools where ancient farm tools used in rice cultivation and instruments used in grain processing are on display. Having nearly a hundred warehouses for the storage of rice, the large-scale rice store is one of the grain distribution centers of Luzhi Town and more than 10 neighbor towns.
Shen's Mansion
Built in 1873, the 130-year-old Shen's mansion is the former residence of educator Shen Bohan. In Yizhang Hall at the mansion, official hats and bridal sedan chairs are carefully placed, which shows the results of Luzhi Town's effort to protect cultural relics.
Jiangnan Culture Park
Jiangnan Culture Park in Luzhi Town is a classical garden with the distinctive features of a water town south of the Yangtze River which combines leisure, entertainment and tourism. In the culture park there are scenic spots like Luzhi Water Town Women's Clothes and Accessories Museum, Luzhi Town Historical relics Museum, Fuli Street of the flourishing Tang Dynasty, Fuli Academy, Leisure Water Street, Performing Arts Workshop, Central Garden Area, Ancient Performance Stage and so on.
Chenghu Lake Relics
The relics discovered is related to a long time span from primitive cultural relics and Geometric pottery relics to cultural relics from the Han to the Song dynasties. Among the relics uncovered were also thousands of wells, where a great number of primitive cultural relics were found, which were mainly water containers, including water pots featuring animals like chickens, birds, and pigs, and turtle-shaped water pots, painted pieces of pottery, lacquered pieces of pottery and so on, giving a glimpse of ancient Chinese civilization.

Traffic: Private car/bus.
Accommodation: Not Involved
Meals: Lunch
  • Luzhi Water Town

    Luzhi Water Town

  • Luzhi Water Town

    Luzhi Water Town


Dates 1 Person 2 Persons 3-6 Persons 7-9 Persons Single Supplyment
Dec.-Mar. 285 180
Apr.-Nov. 300 190 150 95 /


  • All the transfers during the tour.

  • Local private English-speaking guide.

  • An air-conditioned car or van, according to the size of your group.

  • Entry tickets to all the attractions listed in the itinerary.

  • Lunch.


  • Tips for the guide and driver.

  • Any personal expenses.

  • Hotel in Shanghai.

  • Dinner.


  • This is a private tour, which means the local guide and car will serve your group only, no others join the group.

  • A confirmation letter will be sent to you once you make the payment.

  • The night before the tour departure about 8:30Pm, a guide will call you directly if you have left us a China mobile number, or he/she will call to the hotel room to inform the pick-up time next morning.

  • A message will be left at the hotel front desk if you are not in the room when he/she calls. 

  • Please call this emergency number +86-18086842467 to confirm the pick-up time if you didn't receive any message from our guide the night before departure.

  • The meal is in a Chinese restaurant and your guide will help you order the dishes according to your taste.

  • There is absolutely no compulsory shopping.

  • An extra fee will be charged if you need to be picked up or dropped off from/to airports or cruise terminals.

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