The Wuzhen refurbed water village is a place for the joys of a pleasant ville or Truman show type version of old china.
Basically this village is an old chinese rural community that was bought by one company and turned into a tourist village. The place has some really lovely waterways and old buildings that appear very authentic even if it is a little bit of a theme park type feel. The kind of cool thing about this place though is that it was made primarily for chinese tourists and as such there are no tricky foreign devil 2000% increase prices on things. The hotels are very nice and very cheap. The nature is fantastic.
The restaurants are offering delicious hairy legged crabs fished from the canals. They also have some demonstrations of how silk used to be spun and woven and fabric was died and the like, I mean it looks cool even if these are not ancient artisans. I suggest visiting this place because it is pretty cheap, generally not very crowded, and it gives you the opportunity to enjoy an authentic if not true Chinese experience away from the other westerners. I took about a million cameras and when I was there we had a typhoon but the rain at night just made it all the more beautiful. I also suggest bringing black and white or what I did was bring red scale film because that can make the place look even more out of the past time machine style.