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Address: No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
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+86 21 5924 0077
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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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Pretty Fly for a Small Town Guy

I would have probably given the town a higher rating, because we liked a similar town in Hong Kong called "Tai O" village (featured in a Jackie Chan movie) but one aspect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an experience not to be missed, this town is not far from the vibrant city of Shanghai, easy to get to , lots of very smal local like shops selling all sorts of fresh food and met along with herbs , clothing and local jewellery, There are lots of ting little places to eat , the locals love... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See another side of Shanghai. Really interesting views, shopping and smells. It can get really busy especially when I went on the weekend but to me that adds to the atmosphere in a positive way.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is beautiful and gives you a taste of Old China. The quaint streets, waterways and houses are incredible to view. Recommend seeing the area with a knowledgable guide to gain better insight into the history and culture of the area. I recommend Sophie Lee from China Panda Tours, who is incredibly knowledgeable and great fun to spend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have probably given the town a higher rating, because we liked a similar town in Hong Kong called "Tai O" village (featured in a Jackie Chan movie) but one aspect overshadowed our visit - we picked the worst possible weekend to visit - Chinese New Year. We spent the entire time fighting packed crowds of domestic tourists.  It... More 

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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This really is a picturesque little old town. Ideal for pictures and shopping and generally just a nice place to be. I went quite early in the morning so it was not too crowded, however later in the day there were plenty of other tourists clicking away. If going for pictures, I suggest as early as possible to get some... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good place for taking pictures and enjoying local food. You can also try boating if you like. It's easily reachable from Shanghai city center

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This town is almost 1 hour away from Shanghai. You can take the metro or taxi to reach here. The feel is just amazing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely ancient town upgraded for the influx of tourists. You get a full fledge ancient feel for the surroundings by just walking around the fairly large town. You will get to roam around the town for free but entrance to some homes, gardens and temples require a small fee. You'll get to cross no less than 5 ancient bridges, hopping... More 

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ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured China for ten days, experienced and saw many beautiful and wondrous things, however, our favorite was this quaint little water village. It was as though we went back in time (yes there was a Starbucks there), but the experience was like no other we experienced in China. If visiting China, one must visit this ancient town.

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Shanghai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shanghai has many surprises awaiting for your visit. One of them is a little village a bit more than an hour by car far from the city. Zhuijiajiao is a Picturesque village. You will find it lovely and make plenty of pictures. Two tips: some areas are so restored that they lost their genuine style. And be aware that this... More 

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