24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378
+86 157-0009-4881

Your Location: Home > Suzhou Attractions > Luxiang Ancient Village

Luxiang Ancient Village

Suzhou Private Tour Suzhou tour guide suzhou attractions Luxiang Ancient Village.jpg

Luxiang Ancient Village

Luxiang ancient village, located on Dongshan Mountain by the bank of Taihu Lake in Suzhou, is known as the highest quality and best preserved village of Taihu Lake. The village has a history of 800 years, was built in the South Song Dynasty. The village is the best of its kind in preserving the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, boasting tall archways, folk houses, and mansions amid a large orange garden. It got its fame of "First Ancient Village of Taihu Lake".

Luxiang ancient village was the hometown of the Prime Minister Wang Ao of the Ming Dynasty and the residence of many famous scholars. This ancient village has 72 large-scale Ming and Qing-era halls, of which over 20 are well preserved today. The history of Luxiang dates back to the reign of Emperor Zhao Gou (1127-1162) of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). According to historical records, during the runaway of Zhao Gou, Generals Wang, Ye, Jiang, and Zhang settled their families here after witnessing the beauty of the Dongshan Mountain standing among Taihu Lake. Amidst the serene atmosphere, they established a village with six alleys. Notably, "six" is pronounced similarly to "Lu" in the Suzhou dialect, and thus the village earned its name – Luxiang.

Suzhou Private Tour Suzhou Travel Guide Suzhou attractions Luxiang Ancient Village.jpg    Suzhou Private Tour Suzhou Travel Guide Suzhou attractions Luxiang Ancient Village.jpg

Among the six alleys, Jiang Family alley is the most legendary. As its name suggests, most of the residents in this alley are surnamed Jiang. It's said that the ancestor of Jiang family is the competent general of Yue Fei, a famous national hero in the history of China. When Yue Fei was murdered, the army of Yue family was dismissed and the general went back to his hometown living by planting fruits and trading. Once successful, the general built a Yufei Hall to commemorate the great hero Yue Fei.

The village is also the hometown of Wang Ao (1450-1524), a prime minister during Ming Dynasty. With many officers and merchants born in the Wang family, hundreds of mansions and halls were built and still remained today.

In recent years, the village's undamaged scenery and historic interests are drawing more and more tourists, students and historians.

Bus Route:
1. Take No. 502 bus at Suzhou railway station and get off at Dongshan stop, change there for No. 500 bus;
2. Take No. 62 bus Suzhou south station and get off at Dongshan stop, change there for No. 500 bus;

Travel Guide
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
Address: Luxiang Ancient Village, Dongshan Mountain, Wuzhong district, Suzhou
Admission Fee: CNY 50
Tel: 0512 6639 4308

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review

The following Suzhou Private Tours may also interest you!

Fully Guided Suzhou Private Classic Day Tour

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:"In heaven there is paradise, on earth, Suzhou and Hangzhou". Suzhou features its canals, beautiful gardens, bridges and pagodas. This 8-hour private flexible tour is the most popular Suzhou day tour chosen by our clients from these years. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 10+ years, you'll visit the top Suzhou attractions, wander among lotus pond and bamboo groved at Lingering Garden, one of four famous gardens in China; explore the Hanshan Temple's charm, admire Panmen Gate to learn the profound history of Suzhou, take a pleasant stroll down ancient street, see how silk to be made into products and return back in a private air-conditioned vehicle.

View Details
From $65 p/p
Skip The Line: Incredible Suzhou Garden Day Tour

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of Nets Garden, Surging Wave Pavilion, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:Suzhou is noted as "City of Garden", is famous throughout China for its classical gardens. If you love Chinese garden and architectures, this tour is perfect for you! Accompanied by your expert guide over 10+ years guiding experience and skillful driver, enjoy a 7-hour tour to discover the top Suzhou gardens in one day. From Humble Administrator's Garden, to the Lingering Garden, the Master of Nets Garden, the Surging Wave Pavilion and Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill. You'll not only get a better understanding about Chinese architecture and special elements for gardens, but also learn the rich history, culture, people's old lifestyle of Suzhou.

View Details
From $75 p/p
Suzhou Your Way: Flexible Suzhou Highlight Tour

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Please pick four or five attractions for your day tour, 100% customizable

Tour Style:See the best of Suzhou, enjoy all the flexibility but none of the language hassels on this private customized full-day tour. Pick four or five attractions and explore these sights at your own pace to avoid the crowds on public transportation. Accompanied by your expert guide over 10+ years guiding experience and skillfull driver with a spacious vehicle, you'll admire beautiful sceneries, ancient streets, pagodas, Grand Canal, classical Chinese gardens, historical sites and more! Private vehicle, entrance fees, bottled water and guide are all included. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant recommended by your guide (THEY ARE FOODIES, they really know where and what to eat.)

View Details
From $67 p/p
Ultimate Suzhou Sightseeing Day Tour From Shanghai by Bullet Train with First Class Seat

Duration:8-9 hours

Attractions(Cities):Humble Administrators Garden, Suzhou Musuem, Panmen Gate, Shantang Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:Riding on first class seat bullet train from Shanghai to Suzhou, one of the most popular tourist cities in China is very convenient and suit for travelers who have limited time. This tour is 100% flexible and covers all Suzhou attractions, such as Humble Administrators Garden, Suzhou Musuem, Panmen Gate, Shantang Street and Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill. We will book the entrance ticket onlince in advance to escape the crowd, make you trip more comfortable and relax. Hotel pickup & drop-off, round way train ticket, entrance fee, lunch, private transport and guide are all included.

View Details
From $118 p/p
Shanghai Suzhou Tour: Private Essence Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Take Riskshaw, Private Boat Cruise on Grand Canal, Pingjiang Historical Road, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory

Tour Style:This Suzhou tour from Shanghai is truly the only way to do a trip from Shanghai to Suzhou like this. Having a private driver and a tour guide, not having to worry about taxis mde thing worry free. It's an ideal way for visitors who want to explore the old part of Suzhou, admire the ancient small bridges and black-tiled-roof house while enjoy the private rowing boat cruise on Grand Canal, stroll down Shantang Street to get an insight of Suzhou old lifestyle, experience the rickshaw ride to gain a more understanding of its traditions and culture, visit some famous Chinese classical gardens can not missed.

View Details
From $97 p/p

Live Chat

Certificate of Excellence


China Private Tours-Day Tour

Certificate of Excellence


China Private Tours-Day Tour

Certificate of Excellence


China Private Tours-Day Tour

Your Idea of Your Trip
(>11 years old)
(2 - 11 years old)
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Contact Phone Number: *


1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated


Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us


We accept:

We accept


Copyright © 2017 Suzhouprivatetour.com All rights reserved.  浙ICP备18056007号