Let’s start your tour with Zhouzhuang Museum, the best place to create your first impression of Zhouzhuang before visiting other attractions. The museum was a private residence of a rich man, whose family name was Zhu, when it was initially built in 1912. The decoration and furniture in the museum were designed according to Zhu’s idea. Zhu abandoned his residence during wartime, but fortunately it did not suffer a great destruction afterwards. Now, besides the interior decoration and furniture, some precious photos, paintings and old agricultural tools are also a part of collections in the museum.
The Mi Pavilion was local poets and writers’ favorite place to share their view of literature and good wine. You may also compose a poem when seeing postcard-worth water town view on the pavilion.