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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
+86 21 5924 0077
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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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  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
+86 21 5924 0077
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once I got here I thoroughly enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. There is a lot to see. You need to be comfortable walking on uneven surfaces and stairs. On a hot day, you will want to find one of the many air conditioned cafes....More

Thank Crystal P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an amazing excursion from Shanghai. It truly is the Venice of China. Many bridges and channels with the opportunity to ride in gondolas. There was a lot of shopping. My favorite was touring the gardens. I could have done that all day. Even...More

Thank packerfan500
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was so glad we went here. It was fantastic. It is how I imagined China to be. They are building a (sky) train from Shanghai to here which should be finished by October 2017. If it is finished, it would be worth taking that...More

Thank Luvtravelling1961
Reviewed 5 days ago

Crowded, commercial, tourist trap. If you have to go to a "water village," this gets the job done but if feels forced. It used to be a quaint old watertown and but probably better visited in winter when nobody is around.

Thank reve_brumeux
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this trip on the canal boat. Gives you a real sens of old China and the way people live there. Had a good atmosphere. Enjoyed looking at the food markets and also enjoyed shopping there.

Thank Margarite C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only about one hour west of Shanghai, very accessible. Fascinating insight to ancient village life. Quite touristy, but worth a look .Go on a week day -less crowded.

Thank 801Julia365
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old city is a perfect escape from the big city of Shanghai. You can easily get there by car as a day trip and see some of the old world charm of China. The streets are lined with stores selling knick knacks and for...More

Thank Tigerlane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a half day tour from Shanghai and were the first pick up (for a van load of about 12 people) and the last drop off. Five hours plus driving, for not much time in the village. The village is presented as being...More

Thank Gwy007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding on gondolas through a historic Chinese village is a once in a life time. The streets were overflowing with merchants selling wares, but the gardens within the town were astoundingly beautiful - my favorite seen so far in all of China. Take a meal...More

Thank KIM T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town is the place for those who wants to fulfill their water town sightseeing desires yet would not like to travel hours away from Shanghai just to see it. Though some spots at this water town may be the usual crowded...More

Thank Iris T
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July 12, 2017|
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Response from Crystal P | Reviewed this property |
I just took the bus from People's Square today. I paid 12 RMB cash on the bus (each way). The person collecting money could make change, but its best to bring exact fare just in case. Make sure you have the Chinese word for... More
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from jamgypsy | Reviewed this property |
My friend ordered the Chinese version of Uber, so I don't know the cost. Getting there was easier than getting back, because it is a more remote area than Shanghai so fewer of these kind of taxis were available, but we... More
February 23, 2017|
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Response from KodoDrummer | Reviewed this property |
When in China (I go there multiple times a year and in aggregate spend three or more months there.), I eat mostly vegetarian. Generally, I have little difficulty finding numerous vegetarian cuisine offerings on most... More