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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
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Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl...

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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Something unique- and go for Water Heaven show

A sort of Venetian town along a canal, in Shanghai suburb. Interesting ancient town, now full of tourist shops- but these are Chinese not Western tourists. The Water Heaven show... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rahway, New Jersey

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it's a historical place with river and quite a distant from Shanghai. I took cab with my friend and the price was acceptable. if you have enough time might as better take train and go to Suzhou.

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Rahway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A sort of Venetian town along a canal, in Shanghai suburb. Interesting ancient town, now full of tourist shops- but these are Chinese not Western tourists. The Water Heaven show is unique, with music and water in a small custom theatre. You need to book ahead for that, one evening show only and not every day.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a car from Shanghai. Is interesting old town, you can feel old China atmosphere except too many tourists at that time. So, it's rather be difficult to really enjoy the old town. We found a good local restaurant in residential area, so, we can have a local taste...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to crowded It's only an hour drive from Shanghai Easy to navigate Not to hard to wander around Great place to take pictures Relatively clean Many cafe and new shop A lot of handy craft shop to look into Perfect for get away weekend

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Noosa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hired a driver to take us to Zhujiajiao for an independent 'tour', as we thought it would be a nice break from other ultra-modern attractions in Shanghai and would offer an insight into what Shanghai might have been like before the foreign concessions. It is picturesque and because we were there late in the year we had none of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting town, with boat rides and walks by the canal but totally geared to the tourist trade, including the inevitable Starbucks. Good market but (like most of China) really upsetting if you happen to be a vegetarian! This place was number 1 for the worst smells on our trip...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about 5 hours visiting this "ancient water village." Loads of shops, with owners eager to bargain in a village atmosphere that brings you back to old China. Take the water-taxi (gondola), have tea in a shop overlooking the water. Get your feet cleaned by little fish, and take in the local life while you enjoy being away from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mix of eastern atmosphere with Venice. You must see the canals, hear the music, sip a coffee in the local shops, we saw two of them and they were real hidden treasures, and make sure you try one of the puffed rice cakes that they make there with a very interesting machine. The town is a real delight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got on the express bus and it took about an hour and a half to drive out to Zhujiajiao. We grabbed a quick breakfast and ate on the bus. The directions are not really clear, but go across the street once you are out of the bus station and walk left down the street. You will walk for about... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another must see if you are visiting Shanghai. It is about 60 minutes bus ride from central Shanghai and you will need to some assistance to find the bus stop and get on the right bus. The hotel will be able to assist with this. It is a small town located on a series of canals. It is... More 

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