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Address: No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
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Phone Number: 021-59240077
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl...

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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Water town close to Shanghai, we took public bus. It was working day so it wasn't crowded at all. Nice ambient, many shops and restaurants. Good way to spend a day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Caxias do Sul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to take pictures and buy local stuff. You can negotiate with seller and buy cheap souvenirs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those hungry for adventure... Exotic old style food and Chinese ancient culture... Look no further! If you do take the boat ride, make sure you watch out for the kids urinating in their ancient river... Don't let the restaurants con you into eating at their place. Unhygienic and expensive tourist trap.. The 小吃 treats along the way are Ok... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical water town near Shanghai, probably not a priority if you have limited time. Traffic to get there was very heavy, taking must of the time in the bus and not much in the town.

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Thank Homero V
Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water Towns can be so much more artfully designed. When we got there, the accommodations were expensive and horrid. From pictures, the accommodations look good but generally it's all moldy and not well kept. The town is loaded with older Chinese tourists and products that cheat people. We came upon something called "WU MEI" 乌梅, selling for 10 rmb per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is an interesting step back in time. The online info said it was just 1 hour from central Shanghai, but the traffic was very busy the day we visited and it took about 2 hours each way. As you go in, you pass a high speed rail link under construction that appears to be close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an hour away from the center of Shanghai. The place is beautiful, filled with small shops. Cheap place to buy pearls, silk and fans, but you should bargain to get the best price (pretend you are leaving). You can change money in the bank of China. There are some famous shops such as starbucks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the place very much Not conected so much to the inside house stories but realy its a nice relaxing place to visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't have much time on hand, Zhujiajiao would be the best and 2nd nearest option to get a feel of such ancient towns. It about 50 km away from the Bund, Shanghai and as I was staying in Ruijin, it took about 65 mins journey with a metered taxi that cost only RMB 178.00, There are about 8... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water town close to Shanghai, we took public bus. It was working day so it wasn't crowded at all. Nice ambient, many shops and restaurants. Good way to spend a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food - a fun time - great shops - look out for walkup sales on the street and don't buy a Rolex.

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