Xitang Ancient Town

Xitang Ancient Town, Jiashan County: Hours, Address, Xitang Ancient Town Reviews: 4.5/5

Xitang Ancient Town
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Jan 2020
This is one of the smaller water towns where the residents still live in the homes/buildings that line the canals making the whole experience more authentic in our minds. The water is still a dirty grey/brown but you can take a ride on a flat bottomed boat to better see how the people live. There are still commercial shops but it feels like a real working village. As the night falls the lights come on and the canals reflect them in the water making the experience more Disneyesque. We preferred Xitang over Zhujiajiao for its small town atmosphere.
Written March 24, 2020
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Sim Yen
Singapore, Singapore253 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Great for photos, when not jostling with crowd, shops are touristy otherwise. Take the canal ride for some nice views, and do a cosplay experience for photo shots.
Written December 26, 2019
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MarkCWQ
Singapore, Singapore51 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nice peaceful and quiet water village. Great place for relaxing and chilling. Lots of small cafes to chill in the afternoon. The bar street provides nice music and drinking entertainment in the evenings. The area can be a little boring after staying more than two nights. Be careful when booking your accommodation around the area, most small inns don’t accept foreign guests.
Written December 22, 2019
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Joecho L
3 contributions
Oct 2019
A memorable place to visit. Is like u r going back to ancient china. Worth a visit.
Very crowded place. Go visit early in the morning will give u a better feeling towards the town. Misty cooling and quite......Best for taking a good photos.
Written December 12, 2019
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Maria Floratou
Patras, Greece1,450 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Xitang is an ancient scenic town in Jiashan in China. Is a water town crossed by nine rivers. The town stretches across eight sections, linked by old-fashioned stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares in the area. Also contains numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters.
Written August 22, 2019
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Raine S
Newmarket, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very I treating and beautiful ancient water town. Worth a visit. Only drawback is that the shops are really tourist oriented and it's a bit repetitive. I might have enjoyed it more on a cooler day.
Written August 16, 2019
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SM Y
Malaysia20 contributions
Sep 2018
Have been there long time ago ... and it's memorable indeed. Planning of going back there end of this year.
Written August 7, 2019
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA854 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Old, interesting looking houses decorated with red lanterns on both sides of the river, most of which nowadays host small shops, restaurants and bars. Small, gondola-like boats (here called sampan) take tourists for a ride through the canals and a second row of buildings parallel with the river seems to host an endless number of loud, live band bars. The whole place really comes to life at night, when all lights come up, the heat subsides and tourists crowed the streets. It's a very nice and photogenic little water town, not to be missed.
Written July 25, 2019
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
The Xitang misty rain added charm to this peaceful, poetic ancient water-town. The rain slowed things down, as on my last visit the bars and restaurants were more lively.
Written June 24, 2019
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,285 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We took a day trip from Shanghai to Xitang, also known as the Venice of the East. Our guide purchased our tickets (passports required) before entering the main gates. Our tour included a ride through the canals in a sampan. The guide explained how there were floating markets and residents would come down the steps at the back of their residence to purchase/trade items. Today many of the residences have been turned into bed & breakfasts, restaurants, etc for weekend visitors. There are many interesting shops with a variety of items for sale, including food items. There are several museums that are included with your admission. Parts of Mission Impossible 3 were filmed here. The ancient architecture was interesting to see. We visited not long after the Lantern Festival and many lanterns were still visible.
Written June 13, 2019
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