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Mudu Ancient Town, Suzhou

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Absorb more than 2,500 years of history among the idyllic landscape gardens, ornate bridges, and small rivers of Mudu Ancient Town. Having witnessed the rise and fall of one dynasty after another, the town has remained an important hub of culture and commerce, and over its long lifetime it has given the country some of its finest scholars and successful businessmen. Built upon waterways, the town affords many examples of picturesque folk mansions, filled with intricate and aged artifacts and furniture, alongside carefully constructed decorative gardens, which can be explored for a small fee. Be sure to take a boat ride on the rivers, offering an alternate overview of the ancient town. Make Mudu Ancient Town part of your personalized Suzhou itinerary using our Suzhou holiday planner.
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  • April 5, 2017
    Personally, I felt that there are more authentic water towns around Suzhou and Mudu is wayyy over-hyped.  more »
  • December 5, 2016
    This place has good views, but I think that there are many other old towns that have more about them. It's a good place to hang out after a day in tianping mountain but if you have other places to vis...  more »
  • November 3, 2016
    This is the first town, deep impression, like real life, every time South of the Qianlong mudu, the stopper in du, hence the name, also known as du, xiangxi, and xishiqiao, in the town and the mountains really good recommendations to
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