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Address: Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.

A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.

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We stayed a day and a half and loved it. Arriving on Saturday by bus from Shanghai (gate 4 at the bus terminal; take exit #1 from the Nanpu Bridge underground station), the town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a day and a half and loved it. Arriving on Saturday by bus from Shanghai (gate 4 at the bus terminal; take exit #1 from the Nanpu Bridge underground station), the town was easy to find way around and not so busy. The streets and water are kept tidy, with army of sweeps and cleaners in operation 24/7.... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Great ancient town. Narrow winding streets through the town, so be careful not to fall into the canal. It is easy to get lost here. Be sure to have a map of the town. We used GPS to find our way back to the hotel inside the ancient town.

Thank Gwen C
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Xitang is a beautiful, ancient water-town with about 104 bridges. During the day, there are boats constantly moving goods and people via the waterways. It is located about a 90-minute drive from Shanghai. The cobbled cat-stone roadways, narrow lanes connecting streets, covered waterside walkways, and ancient, well-preserved buildings give us some insight into how the locals lived as far back... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Beside having your meal inside Xitang. You could go outside to eat too but made sure you have still have a valid ticket to re enter into Xitang again. It would be good if you can stay 2 days there if you like to slow down you pace and relax. Fresh air too in the morning.

Thank mwk2015
Hohhot, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

definately worth a days visit from shanghai. centuries of preserved culture. cheap vendors for trinkets and food. the bus station near the shanghai railway station will take you there for 70 yuan. stunning gardens and architecture

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A beautiful ancient town that worth to visit once in your life time, from the term of historical or his old charm.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

I had been to 1000 Islands lake the two previous days - a modern man-made lake like any other dammed area - largely wasted time, and I cancelled my second day boat trip there, to move on to Xitang. I just love the aimless wandering and meandering looking and smelling and sensing, sitting drinking. It is very well preserved, mostly... More 

Thank Lao G
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

It was Jan. 1st, but also holiday for locals. Was a bit crowded for time of year, but still worth the trip! Lots of quaint shops & interesting street food. Most fun was the many little shops with locally made rice wines. Suggest private coach & English speaking guide to get you there, but with map provided. not needed when... More 

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Try to avoid weekend or public holidays. Stay at least 1 night at the village. Entrance ticket(rmb55)is required to enter the village with compliments entries to 11 museums eg. Wang's house, wine museum and etc. You need at least 3 hour to visit all. I had a fabulous stay(2 nights) at 1 of the hotel located at the east side... More 

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Reviewed November 1, 2016

you can see the old china town here, the building, the roof and also the street. the food is traditional and the warm welcoming from the seller. it's also colder than Shanghai

Thank Freddy S

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