Jinxi Ancient Town

Jinxi Ancient Town, Kunshan: Hours, Address, Jinxi Ancient Town Reviews: 4/5

Jinxi Ancient Town
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Saints Constantine and Helena, Bulgaria777 contributions
Lovely place away from the skyscrapers!
Oct 2018 • Friends
The town is so calm, away from the tourist crowds. Lovely place to walk around and sink in old times of China. Small shops with local crafts, food and souvenirs are welcoming you.
Take a boat and experience the canals of the river and listen to couple of Chinese songs.
Definitely recommended!
Written October 2, 2018
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Ben69059
Singapore, Singapore153 contributions
Short trip to Jinxi town
Nov 2017 • Family
This town is not very big as compared to Zhou zhuang water town, but is still worth visiting. Take a stroll down the shophouses and look at many of the local stuff on sale.
Written December 2, 2017
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Alex M
Twyford, UK13 contributions
Jinxi Water town
Oct 2017 • Friends
Lots to do and see. Fairly cheap to enter. Magnificent views with little markets to buy food and items.
Written October 4, 2017
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Rose M
Milan, Italy40 contributions
There's nothing to see here
Dec 2016 • Couples
Literally nothing to see here, the town gave me a bit desperate feelings.

There're a few karaoke and some local business with no customers, the nice thing about the place is the lake and the old architectures which have been preserved.
Written July 26, 2017
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Mark H
Winston Salem, NC531 contributions
Small Ancient Water Town but much better than zhouzhuang.
Jul 2017 • Friends
While "everyone" will tell you that zhouzhuang is the No. 1 Water Town in China, but haven visited both Zhouzhuang is far more touristy and just trying to sell you overpriced souvenirs. Jinxi has shops, restaurants and some souvenir shops, and is a lot less touristy and tacky.

If I was going to take my friends to just one of the Chinese water towns, it would be Jinxi and not zhouzhuang.
Written July 24, 2017
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Barbara B
South Cheshire3 contributions
Tourist free ancient town
Apr 2017
Fabulous half day wandering around Jinxi to experience a Chinese water town without the crowds or pressure to buy. We felt really welcome
Written May 3, 2017
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Eddie M
Midsomer Norton, UK73 contributions
Quick visit
Nov 2016 • Friends
Nice to see the "old" China - very different to the tall high rises that appear everywhere else. Very nice to spend a few hours wandering around, people who live there still doing things the way things were done years ago. Plenty of little shops selling all sorts, you can take a boat ride - the guide will sing the whole time you're on it!,
Written November 19, 2016
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Ronan W
Haworth, UK219 contributions
So beautiful
Oct 2015 • Business
We came here as we were in Kunshan looking at the possibility of moving to Kunshan. You get a real feel of a water town as it is still very authentic... & not commercial like Zhouzhuang.

65RMB to enter but you get to see all the little museums well worth the small fee.

I would certainly recommend coming here rather than other water towns..as there's more room to wander around without any hassle.
Written October 29, 2015
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pengsangtang
Shanghai, China13 contributions
One ancient town sleep over once in a life time is cool.
Jun 2015
There are probably few hundred ancient towns in China, and many of them are unknown, hidden and less developed., those seen in guidebooks are of course popular and thus crowded then more commercialized. Just visit one in your life time would be quite sufficient unless you go after for the historical heritage of a particular ancient town. For those nearby Shanghai, Jinxi and Zhujiajiao, 30km apart, are two recommended ancient towns for a day or two stay over. Both towns have some great, cozy, well-decorated hostels set up within a 100+ years old architecture from the Qing Dynasty. Ancient town + fresh brewed Americano = amazing!
Written October 16, 2015
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Michael F
Ghent, Belgium48 contributions
A water town
Sep 2015 • Friends
We visited Jinxi as part of a tour. It is a water town on the Jinxi river near a fresh water lake. Commonly known as the Venice of China with boats providing the main form of transport. Do not eat there! There is no running water and only communal bathrooms. Washing of dishes, clothes and food is done in the river. We saw fish and a duck being prepared for lunch. Fortunately we ate in a near by restaurant that had modern amenities. However there was little effective air conditioning for a hot and humid day.
Written October 3, 2015
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