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Address: No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
Phone Number: 021-59240077
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream." Best...
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.
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An interesting Ancient Water Town

Well known throughout China, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town of more than a thousand years. It is located in the suburb of shanghai city and less than an hour drive away. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Well known throughout China, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town of more than a thousand years. It is located in the suburb of shanghai city and less than an hour drive away. This place is crowded with both local and foreign visitors during weekends and public holidays in China. Similar to Venice in Italy, there are many well preserved bridges... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We're there on a Saturday morning. The bus ride took about an hour plus. Which is not too bad. The places was really crowded. Tourist from China and other part of the world. The specialty shops selling almost the same thing. .all kinds of meat braised in brown sauce, the colour is kinda artificial that I dare not try. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I visited a very close friend who lives in Shanghai for 4 days and he recommended taking a short bus ride to Zhujiajiao for the day, a town well worth a visit. While the ancient water town certainly has fresh footprints of accommodations aimed at capitalizing on tourist traffic, one can certainly appreciate a more intimate experience with "small town"... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Took my daughter here when she last visited Shanghai. Of the 3 water villages, this is now probably the only one worth visiting. Eat in the restaurants, the food is quite good. Of course it is more expensive.. but this is a tourist attraction..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited Zhujiajiao on a bus tour while being ported in Shanghai during our recent cruise. As described elsewhere, Zhujiajiao is an ancient canal town which has recently (and hopefully carefully) renovated for tourists both international and domestic. We arrived there fairly early in the morning and took a short canal ride on a boat. After that we walked around... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

You can skip the boat ride as it pretty short and nothing really interesting to see along the way. There are many shops to explore but make sure you bargain before you buy. Can usually get some discount from the shop owners. Food is only average so you can give it a miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My Shanghai tour guide introduced me Zhujiajiao Ancient Town as old water town. So at first I thought that the water town will be similar to floating market in Bangkok. But when I saw the town, it is totally different with Bangkok floating market. Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is clean and big with good environment. There are many shops on both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After spending a couple of days in amazing Shanghai, we spent the third day on a day trip to Zhujiajiao, spending time walking up and down the streets, visiting a few shops including one that had all sorts of pickled delicacies. Also visited the old post office, and then capped it off with a wonderful boat ride on the canals.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is an ancient water village that has been adapted for tourists. Some elders still inhabit the village, however most of it is given over to the tourist trade. April is a great me to visit while the weather is beautiful. The private gardens are worth a visit, the boat trip is serene. The water is quite dirty, and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We caught the bus to Zhjiajiao from Puan Road not far from Dashijie Metro Station, the cost was 12 RMB and took about an hour. Turn left out of the bus station then right at the traffic lights and after a short walk you will reach the tourist information office where you can buy an entrance ticket to the old... More 

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