Location: Jinting Town, Wuzhong District, Suzhou
Founding Time: Before the Yuan Dynasty
Situated in the central part of Xishan Island and at the foot of Piaomiao Peaks, the prefecture of Dongcai village is composed of Dongcai, Xuxiang, Donghuishang, Zhujiahetou, Xuejiaqiao, Chenjiaqiao, Wujianong, Zhujiaqiao, Shetanshang, Gejiawu and other natural villages, covering an area of 5.889 square kilometers. There are two key municipal protection units (Chunxi Hall, Zhu Jiying’s Tomb) in the village. The area in mountains and plains is the main farming region which is famous for the production of various kinds of fruits and Biluochun Tea in Wuzhong District. With the convenient transportation, charming and elegant environment, the beautiful scenery and pleasant climate, Dongcai village is really an ideal place to live in.
Endowed with the distinct features of traditional riverside villages in Jiangnan region, Dongcai village enjoys a long history. The pattern of both the natural and cultural environment of the village is still well-kept, with classical halls and gate towers dotted everywhere. The lakes, mountains, rivers and villages blending into a harmonious whole,, Dongcai village prensents itself as an ancient traditional village in Taihu Lake area with distinct characteristics.