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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 #42 of 1,302 things to do 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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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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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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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Traveled here from Shanghai. There are small shops to explore and you really, really get the feel of the culture coming here. It is worth the trek from Shanghai. It was cold the day we were there and stopped at one of the local places right before going over the bridge for some hot soup which was amazing.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Increasingly rare, this old historic Watertown is nearby from Shanghai. Well worth a visit. We enjoyed walking through the small alleyways, the shops and Holmes. I felt like it was a small reflection on what China used to be and is quickly disappearing Great for photography

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Waterloo, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This typical Chinese water town is only just over one hour by car from Shanghai. It is very nice to visit, stroll around and take a ride on the town water. I have been there several time with visitors when living in Shanghai. They were all very happy about the visit. If you don't like Chinese food you will be... More 

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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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