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Shaxi Ancient Town

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Jan 15, 2019
“1300 years old Ancient Town Formed in Tang Dynasty”
Nov 10, 2018
“10D/9N Yunnan Tour”
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Middle of Taicang, Taicang 215400, China
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This town is 1300 years old and formed in Tang Dynasty. It's quite interesting oldtown and suitable for a day tour from Taicang. There are many old bridges and beautiful canal in this ancient town.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank klipin
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

A very nice Shaxi ancient town with easy strolling streets, home stays and coffee shops. Beautiful streams and bridge scenic views.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

It is a small town about 90 mins drive from Shanghai. Takes about 1-2 hours to stroll from one end to the other. Nothing too special about this town, so only come here if you have been to others like Nanxun, Wuzhen, Tongli, Xitang, etc.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Xi L
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

First of all it is great to see that ancient places are being preserved. The old buildings give you a very good impression of ancient architecture and you can also watch craftsmen doing woodcarving, for example. The ambivalence between ancient buildings and mopeds driving on...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank transconti
Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go - if you like water villages. It is very different from the other water villages like Zhou Zhuang, Tongli, Xitang, Luzhi, ... Less crowded, less waterways but real people living in the houses - it is not a show but real...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to visit with family.The ships within the complex sell items with hiked prices and poor quality so should be avoided

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Ashwin P
Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited this little town as part of our day trip to Shibaoshan. According to our guide, this town is older than both the more famous Shuhe ancient town and Dayan ancient town. In comparison, this place is much less commercialized or developed. We thoroughly...More

1  Thank 908Laura
Reviewed March 19, 2015

We are very glad that we visited Shaxi, having also visited Lijing and Dali. The latter, while still attractive, have become rather commercialized,whereas Shaxi is still mostly unspoiled. Most people encountered in the street are locales going about their business, rather than tourists. (We visited...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank frederic680
Reviewed December 1, 2014

I visited this Ancient Town during my stay in Taicang and I found it to be very interesting and the area opened my eyes as to how many people live here opposed to what I am used to in Australia.

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Frank O
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I went with an American friend and his Chinese wife to visit Shaxi Watertown on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. They have probably visited hundreds of historical and other sites in China - it's a passion for him. Unlike most of the similar tourist areas in...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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