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Address: Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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314100
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Lacey, Washington
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Lacey, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Hohhot, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Here is a well preserved (for China) village surrounding a network of canals and waterways with a wonderfully Chinese mixture of shops from fish pedicures to traditional Chinese clothes, to food (there are LOADS of restaurants, bars, snack places to eat and drink) to small hotels and lodges. It must be popular as on a mid week day with sight... More 

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