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Shanghai Xinchang Ancient Town

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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,174 contributions
Very nice place!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Line 16 to Xinchang metro station. Bus 1068 takes you to the old town. Easy! Nice old town. Plenty to eat and shop. It is older compared to the rest of thewater towns in Shanghai. People are friendly here.
Written April 19, 2021
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Kristine K
94 contributions
Enjoyable Day Trip
Nov 2020
Enjoyable day trip thru an area with remnants of days gone by. An area full of kind and friendly people. Plenty of foods to try & snack on or to purchase and take home. Small shops with knickknacks. Long lanes to walk thru. People living their normal lives admist tourists wandering thru. Plan 8 hours if the weather is nice & you have time. Public transportation will get you there, but check the map as depending on where you're coming from could be a little complicated. If you take public transportation from City center of Shanghai, plan a long 1.5-2 hour one way, by car plan 45 minutes. Public restrooms on site. Many dining options. This is one of the smaller water towns, but enjoyable and truly special. The other side of the main aisle equally interesting & includes a temple. Minimal English spoken.
Written November 10, 2020
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Dan G
Washington DC, DC152 contributions
Recommended excursion from Shanghai
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went to Xinchang by public transportation and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. It took about 1 1/2 hours each way, and we wandered around the lovely town for a couple of hours. A nice, easy excursion and change of pace from the urban wonder that is Shanghai. We had read that the town gets crowded on weekends, so we went on a Monday, and it was not at all crowded. Regarding public transportation, metro line 16 takes you relatively close, but not all the way there. Our phone’s GPS system told us which bus to take and where to pick it up - but be warned, the buses to and from Xinchang didn’t have numbers, so you either had to read the destination in Chinese on the bus, or ask someone. A recommended excursion.
Written December 25, 2019
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boybanker
Washington DC, DC1,081 contributions
What Pudong was
Dec 2019 • Couples
All visitors to Shanghai marvel at the modern glamor of the skyscrapers along the Huangpu, an expression of China’s prosperity and opening to the outside world.

We took the Metro and caught a local bus to visit this village of canals and bridges and traditional houses. On a weekday morning the residents were chatting with each other, and shopping for groceries. The few tourists, all but us Asian, explored food shops and a few small galleries.

To see the change in Pudong, invest two hours in returning by local buses. See how Shanghai—and China—have prospered. Google Maps gives the bus route and where to make the one transfer, that took us right to our hotel at YuYuan Garden.
Written December 25, 2019
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_glbetrkkr_
New York City, NY1,268 contributions
community
Dec 2019 • Solo
I’ve been to Suzhou before, but never heard of Xinchang before this excursion. I booked through Airbnb experiences and paid $101 (book with Bill).

We went on a Sunday so it was busy, but nary a tourist was in sight (we finally saw a few at the end of the excursion).

Bill was very knowledgeable about the happenings around town as well as its history. It was interesting to learn what the red dots meant on doors or that Xinchang used to be a salt farm.

He also mentioned the government wants to apply and make Xinchang a UNESCO World Heritage Site (here’s hoping they don’t because it is a gem of a place).

The other reviewers are blasé about this place, but I really enjoyed its story. Bill also took me to a few artists place. I found their works to be one-of-a-kind. One artists makes paper and creates installations with them.

I recommend a day trip to Xinchang
Written December 8, 2019
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AJ209
Palos Verdes Estates, CA39 contributions
Enjoyed Xinchang Ancient Townn - Easy trip from Shanghai
Nov 2019
We spent a morning visiting Xinchang and enjoyed it tremendously. It was a grey, slightly rainy morning so the crowds weren't too large. We thoroughly enjoyed the shops and seeing some daily life as well. The canals were pretty in a subtle, muted way. Be sure to walk further south to the temple (signs indicate the way and it's very easy to find).

Take the metro to the Xinchang station and a quick taxi to the ancient town area.
Written December 7, 2019
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Milligate
Croydon, Australia253 contributions
busy
Oct 2019
very busy area, lots of shops & food outlets, older area takes a while to get around it, was a bit over crowded for me
Written October 24, 2019
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sunnynj2000
Newtown, PA43 contributions
Pictures are much better
Sep 2019 • Family
We went there with wrong crowd (young children + not so interested teenagers) at the peak of summer (wrong time), there were good and not so good.

Starting with the good:
1 easy access with metro, need to take a short taxi ride from metro station.
2 one Main Street so easy to navigate
3 no big crowd, heard it’s a relatively quite old town as compared to few others around Shanghai
4 with the right mindset, it can be a really quite cute little old town to stroll around and enjoy

Not so good
1 the bathroom smell is basically everywhere
2 hot summer days are probably the worst time to go

We did a super quick stay there, that not to say you won’t enjoy it , choosing a different time of the year may make it much better.
Written September 2, 2019
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John T
Shanghai, China688 contributions
Another Shanghai water town
Aug 2019
I have been to several water towns now and this is pretty much like the rest. It is quieter and less commercial but essentially much the same. Food was good and it's very easy to get to using the metro and Didi.
Written August 5, 2019
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Bec G
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
Local village
Jun 2019 • Friends
We had a half day to fill before our flight home, we were pleasantly surprised to find this hidden gem of real authentic Chinese culture, yummy food, great coffee and local wares.
Written June 7, 2019
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