Out of Towners
Water Towns. Just over an hour’s drive from the city is a stuck-in-time necklace of water towns /水鄉/ with old stone homes, veining alleys and quiet canals. Expressive Xitang /西塘/ 100 mins away / has its quiet moments. Closer but busier is Zhu Jia Jiao /朱家角/ 70 mins away / see V. Useful for driver + picnic.
Naked Stables Private Reserve. No, silly, we’re not sending you to a nudist camp. This eco-luxe resort/equestrian reserve in the Moganshan hills is perf for weekends away. 3 hrs away / or try sister site Naked Home Village / nakedretreats.cn