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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 #35 of 839 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

No word ! I entered here and felt. Came other world with haven on earth ! Beautiful place ! You will get tired of taking picture ! Go early as possible and careful with your belongings ! Shop after shop ! Water ancient boat "carefully when get inside boat no safety jackets ! Ready for "traffic jam and small unpleasant... More

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Guilin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Ancient town is supposed to be quite and peaceful, right? So just try to go there any day but weekends coz it will be impossible to capture the essence of the waterfront town. You can skip the boat trip if you have already done that in Wuzhen or Zhouzhuang. My personal favorite spot is along the boating canal where you... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We were taken there by our host when we visited a few years ago. It was good to get out of the big city and see some of the countryside. The water town was historic and when we went it was quiet and a bit rainy. The great "prize" for us was that we found a woman artist that makes... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We wanted to go there and had heard that there was a "tourist bus" (as opposed to "city bus") that was going to Zhujiajiao for 9RMB. We went to People's Square but people's Square is pretty big and the buses depart from a small street which is not always very easy to locate. So we asked our concierge at the... More

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azle tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We took the city bus for about 2 USD to this town. We caught the bus at People's Square. We just didn't want to pay $120 pp for a guided tour. The bus ride was a 2 hour adventure. When the bus filled up people sat on plastic kid stools in the aisle-lol. We went to the tourist office and... More

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Shenyang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

There are 2 old famous town in shanghai, one is this place and the other one is qibao old town but i assure you this one is the best.. although zhujiajiao is a little bit hard to access because you need to take a special bus to get there and take about 90 minutes since it's located at the outer... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

A great old town, I had a personal guide that was able to provide some in depth knowledge of the area. There are plenty of small restaurants and foods vendors to buy foods from. Highly recommended a place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Lovely place and makes for a wonderful daytrip from Shanghai. Make sure you get the 12 RMB bus from Shanghai and not the 9 RMB one. The cheaper one will take you there in an additional hour.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

From our hotel in the Bund area, we hired a taxi for the afternoon for RMB 500. Takes about 45 min to 1 hour to get there. As we get close, we get stopped by someone who looks like a local authority but turns out he's hustling to get customers for his restaurant. We drive straight past others who are... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Went away for the weekend with my girlfriend. We wanted to get away from the city. We found zhujiajiao was the perfect place to relax and have a bit of time to ourselves. The walks around the Watertown are very good and they have interesting different stalls selling various gifts and souvenirs. We went to 3 restaurants and all of... More

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