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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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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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A water town that is surely worth a visit. Its takes around an hour to reach there from Shanghai. Shops on both sides of the water channels provides a good view + boat rides (for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A water town that is surely worth a visit. Its takes around an hour to reach there from Shanghai. Shops on both sides of the water channels provides a good view + boat rides (for a fee of RMB150 pp). Plenty of food joints and shopping pleasures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice experience. A place worth visiting. Beautifull gardens and old chines houses. The boat ride was fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Something traditional to see and do when visiting the broader shanghai district. For those who are interested in history and culture you will enjoy this trip into the past and admire the architecture and structure of this town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

As we live quite close to Zhujiajao we are taking all visitors (mainly from Germany) to this water town and all of them liked it. It is picturesque and never gets boring. Restaurants there are quite authentic, prices are o.k. and the products they have on sale in the many little shops are good and well suited for a souvenir.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you don't have a lot of time, this place is nearest "old" town to Shanghai. However, most residents seem so eager to make money and sell you stuff. If you have never been to Shanghai countryside, this is a good place to visit.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a very interesting ancient town. It is very similar to Venice in some way because of the canals around. Not as big as other ancient town like Zhou Zhuang, but still a nice uncrowded spot to visit over a weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well worth the hour travel to this town near Shanghai, especially as it is a glimpse of "Old China". If you can allow yourself to see past the trinket shops and really appreciate this town as it once was, some structures have been designated for preservation as they are at least 800 years old. For sure, take the Gondola Rides... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had a few hours to kill in the late afternoon so I hopped onto the bus and headed to this town. Not much to do besides wander the small alleyways and watch sunset over the fangsheng bridge. Great views and a chill way to kill about two hours, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A very cozy and interesting district in Shanghai to visit. A pity that when I went the weather was not so good, raining sometimes, but enough to see what the place has to offer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

after center of shanghai ,we decide visit some old town in shanghai ,then we decide to do zhu jia jiao town , i think i had great decison , excellent peolple ,very friendly ,feel they are very peaceful. diffrent from people who live in city , we spent 3hours over there ,fllow river walk and rest . if you dont... More 

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