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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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It is not Venice, but still a very nice place to visit

Zhujiajiao literally stands for the Zhu-family corner. Overzealous advertising copywriters call this town “The Venice of Shanghai”. This charming, small, water town is about an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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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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el cerrito, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Zhujiajiao literally stands for the Zhu-family corner. Overzealous advertising copywriters call this town “The Venice of Shanghai”. This charming, small, water town is about an hour’s drive from the Shanghai city border and it is a popular tourist destination. People living in Shanghai often come here for relaxation and for the food. The town was established some 1700 years ago.... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A very old town, and a worth a visit to experience rural living in China. Less picturesque than expected and not very clean. Enjoyed a nice lunch in a local restaurant, a short boat trip, and a secluded mansion with a beautiful garde.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to have a family we knew in Shanghai take us to this lovely water town. It was a great break from the business of Shanghai but in its own way still got a bit of spark with the locals and some tourists also. Great place to pick up some souvenirs, Go on a boat ride, enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The city surrounded by the restaurants and small shops is interesting. After Shanghai city center it is a little bit dirty. Maybe it is hard to eat foods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had to take a 90 minute bus trip from central Shanghai to Zhujiajiao. We only had a map, no internet, so luckily we had help from some locals who speaks good english. When we were on the bus, we were thinking, is it worth the trip? I tell you: IT IS. We went on a Tuesday afternoon, and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Well worth the visit. don't particularly need to take a tour, can get there by public transport. The town is very cute, take a half hour ride on a small boat on the river , under the historic bridges, view the little shops on the riverbank, all very bustling with people. Walk across the bridges & thru the narrow laneways... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What an interesting place and there are markets here as well but make sure you bargain. It is a good couple of hours and you can walk around and browse. There are some really good photo opportunities to be had here and some parts look very similar to one of the Mission Impossible movie locations -don't exactly know if it... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

its ancient Chinese water-town, its very nice and alive you can take a bout to take you to the middle of city and than walk back to the main entrance

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