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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

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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 is the most accessible of the ancient water towns from Shanghai. The small town is filled with canals, boats, vendors, cafes, a small temple and lots of charm. Do NOT... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Zhujiajiao is the most accessible of the ancient water towns from Shanghai. The small town is filled with canals, boats, vendors, cafes, a small temple and lots of charm. Do NOT go on a weekend or Chinese holiday as the narrow cobbled streets can get quit crowded. The trip takes about an hour and costs 12 RMB via bus. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Even as you read this, Shanghai is actively tearing down old buildings and historic areas to expand the urban sprawl. So it is wonderful when we find small pieces that are still preserved. The small alleys and walkways are full of great shops to wander through, the boat rides are reasonably priced (180rmb), and there is a Starbucks to finish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Zhujiajiao is a quaint little town with narrow streets lined with little shops and lots of water. They say its the Venice of China. You get an old world feel when you're there, like you went through a time machine back to Shanghai's past. I highly recommend taking a boat ride. Its a unique way to see the area. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

History mixed with a variety of shops and restaurant to make a great day of sights, sounds and smells (a place to use all of your senses)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beware of the hagglers! They will try to knock on your car window and sell you stuff. One lady even followed our car around for a while. And there are always hagglers standing on the street and can be very persistent. Don't give into the hagglers/beggars because it's a scam. The water at Zhujiajiao is pretty murky, but there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If the modern building in Shanghai overwhelmed you, this is a quick escape back to the past. Although this part of the town is developed as well with modern buildings, they do preserve this particular ancient water town. However most of the houses has been tuned into shops and restaurants. but wander a way of the tourist sites, and you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Well, let's start with an "ancient town". We were there on Tuesday, it' wasn't crowded at all. Relatively quaint, especially if you move from the main two canals. However, there is literally nothing old over there, perhaps a bridge or two. The appealing area is very small, few canals. During the 3+ hours that we spent there (we didn't do... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a nice typical chinese old place on the rivers . It can get pretty crowded during holidays and weekends but it is still nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Pretty town and the boats are fun but I agree with the person below me, not very clean at all, and it kind of put a damper on my experience. Also it was packed on the Sunday when I went, and felt pretty touristy. Luckily we found a secluded little restaurant for lunch that served really good soup and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very beautiful little town. Lots of history. The way the people live over there till now. Very crowded, specially on the holidays and weekends. Lots of small shops, worth exploring. Every one visiting Shanghai should go and visit one of few little towns similar to Zhujiajiao.

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Address: Address: No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
Phone Number: 021-59240077
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai

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