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A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.
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Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off in Xitang on the way back to Suzhou from Hangzhou. The Chinese people are taking good care of their history and Xitang is a good illustration of how they are looking after their past. A very nice city to walk, look at...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here from Shanghai on my own, took the bus from Shanghai South station (Nan Zhan). However I went on a Sunday and hence the road off the expressway was jam packed! The old town is actually situated inside an enclosed area, while the rest...More

Thank jayanth13
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Went there at night was about 1.5 hours by cab. Was magical with all the lights and had cheap stores cheaper than shanghai. Some quiet streets and some super loud ones with 80s style discos with a colorful changing light floor. A food street and...More

Thank sw0000
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I have visited Zhouzhuang, Tongli and Wuzhen before, but Xitang is definitely the best water town close to Shanghai. The night scenes are exceptional with many of the houses and inns lit up. There are many shops and street food vendors but you are not...More

1  Thank Kobus M
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

To start off first I would like to say that Xitang is a TOWN. There is NO entry fee to enter the town itself. However, if you want to see the exhibition which is spread out throughout the area, you must pay 100 RMB for...More

Thank TableFolder
Reviewed March 6, 2018

It's really just a quaint tourist trap. And considering the distance from Shanghai, I think time is better spent elsewhere. We got in and out very quick. Our guide sensed we weren't into it. One good thing is our guide found a wonderful hole in...More

3  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Over 1000 years old, this water village is a functioning display of life back then. We took a bus from Shanghai - about 3 hours & inexpensive. The day was spent wandering the paths, trying foods and watching displays. You could find worse ways to...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

For some of us who might feel a need to get away from the concrete jungle of Shanghai, then add this on your to do list. A much needed escape to see more of what this beautiful and historic country has to offer. The river...More

6  Thank Nombie - Travel Bug
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

About 2 hrs drive from Shanghai. We went on a weekday so it wasn’t crowded. It’s nice to stroll down the alleyways of the old town without much human traffic. Enjoyed the scenic boat ride along the river. Very tranquil and nice. Very similar to...More

Thank 983mayw
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

I was very excited about visiting this little water town based on the things I had read online. However I was shocked to find that it is absolutely crowded with tourists and wall to wall shops. We meant to get there early but it took...More

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Lorraine O
June 22, 2016|
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Response from Adventure1976 | Reviewed this property |
You can't fly here, only go by train/bus. Here are the details: Briefly: 1. Catch metro to Honqiao (pronounced Hungchow) Road Railway Station, then 2. catch the bullet train to Jiashan South Railway Station (only 20mins... More
Ana B
June 24, 2015|
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Response from JoanneKHS | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can help you with that. i didn't buy any of their local wine
jo w
May 3, 2015|
Response from JoanneKHS | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You might want to contact the travel company to arrange a pick-up for your big group. It's an outdoor town (shop houses etc). I'm not sure what you mean by 'easier' room. If you are referring to restrooms, they are... More