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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
021-59240077
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Ranked #38 of 838 Attractions in Shanghai
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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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Holon, Israel
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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84 helpful votes 84 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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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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Chevreuse, Centre, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Interesting destination. Did it on weekday so not crowded. Still lots of old buildings standing around the river and the canals to give a taste of a renovated past. Climb the bridges, walk in the narrow streets bordered by shops, visit the historic spots, takeo a boat for a small cruise (renting a boat is 125 yuan for up to... More

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Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It was a great walk about in the village. Spend a day trip just to relax ourselves from the hectic Shanghai life. A lots of interesting, unique shops to see plus, you gets to see ancient Chinese post office and reminisce how does Chinese people live during their ancient times.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great way to spend a day when your tired of big cities in China! Found the bus so easy to get to! Go to the Dashijie metro line 8, go out middle Jinling road exit, walk straight through the little park (3 mins) past the concert hall and you'll find yourself at the bus stop (not a building), the pink... More

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