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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Address: No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
Phone Number: 021-59240077
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Ranked #35 of 828 Attractions in Shanghai
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 spans are built of wood, marble and stone.
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Hyderabad
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years.Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I advise to visit this scene, interesting, but cant find easily western food. so tragic that the river is so dirty there, you can see by yourself how they throw every thing inside the river, so disappointing :(

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Seoul, South Korea
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

For a week-end excursion from Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is not a bad option but other places like Tongli with similar easy accessibility is way better, even though LP introduces this town is very near...

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Forster, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After spending a day in the bustling city of Shanghai it was a lovely change to visit this Ancient Water City. It was amazing just wandering through tiny laneways beside the maze of water canals. We did our shopping along the way and had a lovely lunch in one of the many restaurants. Our return journey was on a timeless... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I spent a few hours here one morning in early Jan 2015. It was a pleasant town to walk around and you don't need a guide to appreciate the old streets, waterways and buildings. I wandered for about an hour before finding a boat jetty that allowed me to take a short ride along the river. It was a different... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is lovely, interesting, and wants to sell you stuff. It is a frozen piece of history which is interesting in its own right now for the actual prettiness. Full of tourists, guides, groups, shops, and canals. If you want authentic Shanghai then go elsewhere, if you want a pleasnat few hours tenn this will do just fine.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having been to Zhujaijiao many time to experience the quiet peaceful life in a slice of ancient China. The tea houses are wonderful with a channel boat trip. The food is simple and mainly river fish, or crabs.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is no need to pay for a guided tour of this place. It is easy to pay RMB 12 each way for a 1 hour bus or if you really want to pay ~200rmb for a taxi each way which saves you 10 mins. Tickets were 80rmb for adults and I think 50rmb for kids. This invludes entrance to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Of the old towns that I had visited, this place is the biggest and most interesting of them all. Overall, it is a good place to visit if you like tranquility and if you are looking to take photographs of waterways and ancient architecture. There are entrance fees for a few of the attractions inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Quaint lovely water town which shows a different side from the bustling city skyline of Shanghai. Adequately away from the city and yet only 1hr bus trip away, I'll say that water towns is one of the must see places of Shanghai. The unique architecture of the houses built in the Han dynasty of China brings you back centuries and... More 

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