A beautiful, enjoyable, and relaxing place to spend several days. Highly recommend that you try to stay inside of the city itself – that is, inside of the old town. that way you can enjoy the beautiful old town even outside of typical tourist hours and it will be much less crowded and much more enjoyable. make sure you go see the show - I think it was called ‘seasons of Zhouzhuang’. it was a lot of fun and did a good job integrating locals into the performance.