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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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Zhujiajiao a nice day out from the bustle of Shanghai

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We ended our 10 day trip visiting this watertown- very reminiscent of the old Shanghai. I really love this place especially the boat ride - take the full ride Rmb$125 not bad. enjoyed a quick view of the entire water town - all houses are old- either stores or eateries- bought some Glutinous rice wrapped in leaves - has salted... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Unfortunately, we were there with a heavy rain day and very cold weather. Unable to enjoy much but still nice to walk in the narrow roads and see all shops with restaurants. Many things to buy. Beautiful architectural buildings. Amazing water canals with boats.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just 10-15mins away from Sun Island and was recommended by the resort concierge. There are two parts to it, majority being the ancient water town and a new part which is modern with Starbucks, bubble tea and desserts. A place infused with lots of local culture, with interesting food: stinky tofu, native dishes, braised pork knuckles and rice dumplings. What's... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

There were a lot of people there just be careful with your belongings while you are there. The place is quite commercialized I took the boat ride but it's something you can skip as its really nothing to shout about.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very well preserved historic city, with good shopping of local products. This is like a small Venice of China, with relatively clean channals and a possibility for a relaxing boat ride......

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brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A short drive but well worth seeing. Photo ops at every corner. We took a boat ride through the village - didn't take the option of having the boat lady sing to us. Some good bargains to be had at some of the stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Can get there easily by bus if one is on a tight budget. Easier would be to hire a taxi for half a day and driver will wait there while you go around the beautiful water village. Drive was around 1.5-2 hr depending on traffic condition, from Pudong. A place full of history but can see that it is becoming... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This captivating attraction was once the opening to the port of Shanghai. It is a delightful ancient village where you can take a boat ride down the rivers through the town. There is a Ming Dynasty house that is a museum. It is a tourist attraction and some of the very narrow "lanes" are very crowed. Lots of shops but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Unfortunately, this historic place is all about the tourist - multiple shops sell the same thing. Motorbikes ruin the ability to stroll the streets and alleys. The river cruise was relaxing. Visited Feb. 11, 2015

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