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What to do in Zhouzhuang in autumn

(chinadaily.com.cn)

3. Savor old-time life

In Qibang, a rustic village located seven miles outside the center of Zhouzhuang, you might be overwhelmed in a blended fragrance of blooming flowers while strolling along fields of ripe rice crops.

The homestays done out in the styles prevalent in the Chinese countryside in different eras in Qibang might also set your back in time.Combining traditional beauty with a modern style, these homestays, spacious and cozy, are perfect for friends gatherings or family reunions.

What to do in Zhouzhuang in autumn

Vast fields of rice crops in the Qibang village of Zhouzhuang [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

4. Enjoy local performances

In addition to the Kunqu Opera, you should not miss an audiovisual feast, Zhouzhuang in Four Seasons.

Featuring the romance between Shen Wansan, the first millionare in Jiangnan, the area south of the Yangtze River during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and his wife Lu Liniang, the show has been wildly popular since it was first staged in 2007 due to its incorporation of so many of the region's traditions and folk customs.

What to do in Zhouzhuang in autumn

A still of the live-action show Zhouzhuang in Four Seasons. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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