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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream." Best known for its bridges, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, the various... more » Owner description: Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream." Best known for its bridges, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, the various spans are built of wood, marble and stone. « less
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Rolle, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Admittedly we went on a Saturday during the holiday period in October, so it was always going to be a bit busy, but we left the place after less than two hours, including lunch, feeling extremely disappointed. I called it ChiPool because the place the Chinese version of a cross between Blackpool and Bourton-on-the-Water in the UK. For a start... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our tour took to us to this village which is about an hour's drive from central Shanghai. Part of the trip involved a boat ride in a vessel very similar to a gondola. The river didn't look very clean so try not to fall in. We had lunch in one of the restaurants where the hygiene didn't seem to be... More

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Tehran, Iran
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

it does not need to take the tour: just go to metro station "Dashijie" then cross to Concert hall and after that you will arrive in bus station area. take the pink bus and after that they will guide you to reach to destination. do not pay attention to anybody and directly you will reach to river and the houses... More

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Holon, Israel
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Try to get here as early as possible before the place is getting too packed and too hot. Great pastoral walk (or boating) between the old streets with the tunnels in between. Nice little shops and authentic restaurants. Great place to spend half day if you're tired from the city hustle.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is a really authentic ancient Water Town and if you have one spare day in Shanghai it is worth to see. Allow you at least 4 hours in order to have time for walk around the narrow streets and to see how the local people life, rent a “Gondola” scrolling around the channels to see from different perspective and... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place had a nice setting and different feel, but I'm sorry to say that overall it is not very hygienic. Some shops are fine, but others and especially the public facilities & spaces (e.g. bus stations) were appalling, enough to disturb your whole experience (especially if you go to these nasty places first). Perhaps it was partly my fault... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Zhujiajiao water village is an ancient Chinese village that has been preserved for tourism...the journey from Shanghai to this village and back makes you realize that some cities of China simply dazzle while the rest of the country is just like any other town in India...still fighting for basic things. A good place to shop for handmade articles -- esp... More

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Shanghai, China
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you want to know the tradition and traditional living way of Chinese then must visit this place. Beautiful place with water town. You can get glimpse of ancient Chinese people. You can enjoy Chinese traditional food. If you want to know the ancient town how it was then this is the best place to go. We walked to some... More

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Shenzhen, China
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55 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Zhujiajiao is about a two-hour drive from Shanghai and is in a town that is creating a really nice atmosphere for the visitor. We arrived at about 9 AM and the town was not yet crowded, which allowed us to walk the streets by the canals in comfort. There are shops and restaurants all along the way, and if you... More

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north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were able to make it here by about 9:30 and although lots of shops weren't open the streets were quite and not crowded. We were able to see the village as it was designed so many years ago. I imagine it can get crowded. Our guide, Sunny Chang from Toursbylocals, was outstanding at navigating us through the streets, across... More

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