China Trip – Zhouzhuang 周庄: 20 Minutes Canal Boat Ride (Day 3) – After checking out the sunrise, and a rest at the inn, we went to take a canal boat ride. The boat ride operates from 9a.m. and costs 100RMB for each boat and a boat allows a maximum of 6 person on board. It’s similar to gondola ride in Venice. Despite the expensive price, we still went for it because I think that it’s things to do at Zhouzhuang as there’s nothing much else, except experience and photograph.
The ride takes about 20 minutes and it’s manually driven by an old aunty at the back of the boat. She kept insisting us to tip her so that she can sing a few local song for us to listen but we refused as the tip needs at least 20RMB and we were stingy. =D
It’s a one-way boat ride and just feel sad that the canal is not long enough. Zhouzhuang is really small, I wonder is there any bigger water town in China like Venice. Overall, it’s a good experience on the boat, it’s very relaxing and calm on the boat ride but it’s kinda weird when people looked at us. Haha. It’s not really a must-do, it’s up to you, if you have 4 person or more, then it’s worth it.
“2 person for 100RMB? errr… errr…. ok-lah *finger cross*”. =D
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