Zhoucun Ancient City

Zhoucun Ancient City, Zibo: Hours, Address, Zhoucun Ancient City Reviews: 4/5

Zhoucun Ancient City
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Historic Walking Areas
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Robert O
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Nice visit to this Ancient city
Dec 2019 • Couples
Let me first say this was part of a city but when you first come it feel more like a couple of long streets with lots of history. It has a number of places where you can enter like museums that you can enter, one on silk dyeing, another with many kinds of tickets, another like an ancient bank etc. There are also lots of shops to visit and browse both food, knickknacks etc. There are several shops where you can watch how the famous sesame seed pancakes are made. And you can buy them freshly made. This is a nice place to visit.
Written December 31, 2019
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,182 contributions
Interesting old street
Apr 2019 • Friends
There are many such streets in China and this is just one of them. Still they are always interesting with things to buy and time to kill.
Written April 23, 2019
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By.alicia
Beijing, China33 contributions
Passing by Zibo, dropped by.
Apr 2019 • Family
We passed through this city on our road trip and decided to stop by and see the Ancient City. Zibo the city itself didn’t seem to have much to offer for an overnight so we just visited this place. Entry was 60 per adult, half priced for kids above 1.4m and free for kids below 1.4m. The ticket price covered entry to all the museums but not activities/ experiences (like pony rides). The museums were interesting as they reflected the rich era of Zhoucun, a former central trading hub. It was once so prosperous, there were foreign businesses there such as Japanese silk stores and a Kent-Hilton tobacco store there!

I had expected to see actual dye process taking place at the “dye factory” but there’s no more production at this place. There’s only museums.

Tip: I would suggest you eat before coming. I ordered two different flavored beef noodle soup. Both came and taste the same hahaha. If you do need to eat, order handmade dumplings. Almost all the sit-down shops has them and they’re cheap but very delicious. A plate by itself is a mains.
Written April 3, 2019
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Konnect40
Bayonne, France199 contributions
Really worth the detour
Feb 2019 • Solo
Wonderful walk and discovery of this historical commercial street with 12 exceptional scenic spots to be discovered. They are like small museums within the site. Free access to the street and you just have to pay only 60 yuans to visit all the scenic spots describing life through the years and centuries. A few restaurants, many shops with good prices on silk. I came back a few times during my stay in the area and always discovered something new and entertaining!
Written February 28, 2019
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Kimagic
333 contributions
I love strolling through ancient streets of Zhoucun
Jun 2018 • Friends
Ancient feel is everywhere. Love museums, and street magicians, and famous Zhoucun Cookies with sesame seeds using ancient recipes. In the evenings I love to look and/or participate in fitness exercises with locals organised across the street near city square.
Written December 22, 2018
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rzer
Ashdod, Israel28 contributions
Ancient city tour
Jan 2018 • Business
During my business trip, our host took us to visit the old town.
The place is nice and well kept-clean and tidy. You could find lot of stores, yet most of them are quite expensive. Went to see the local museum, which lacked English translation to the explanations. Over all, nice place to visit
Written January 10, 2018
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KiwiGranNewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand308 contributions
Fascinating old China experience
Aug 2017 • Friends
Very crowded but most enjoyable small shops and local entertainment. I enjoyed the glass blowing shop and also found some silk scarves at a good price adjacent to the museum entrance.
Written August 20, 2017
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Mauro M
Castellarano, Italy11 contributions
Interesting historical place
Jun 2017 • Solo
Old shops stile and place where you can see topical old job and old handmade items (especially textile items like dresses) but mix with new things. If you are in Zibo...you must to visiting.
Written July 12, 2017
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Kevin B
Blackburn, UK283 contributions
Pleasant way to kill an afternoon.
Aug 2016 • Family
This was a change of plan stop, a short distance from our hotel and frankly, it was a good change.

First, let me say this; if you've been to the "water villages" around Shanghai, there is no need to visit here. It has the same general feel, but is neither as big or as attractive, but that isn't to say it's not without merit.

Entrance to the shopping streets is free and there's a real mix, ranging from the "traditional" in the form of food, clothing, pottery, instruments and art, to the "random tat" in the form of fake peppa Pig toys, t-shirt transfers and models made from bullets.

You could easily walk around teh shops themselves for an hour or more and there is some nice stuff in there (allow me to recommend the "Moon River" coffee shop for refreshments, reasonably priced and good quality). You can also pay for tickets to enter some of the courtyards and museums and these are pleasant enough in their way, including an art gallery, a silk factory and a movie museum (focussed largely on projectors and the evolution of the Chinese revolutionary movie - quite interesting for a film buff like me, but dubious for many, I guess).

I wouldn;t go far out of my way for this, but if you're within thirty minutes, it's worth the stop off.
Written August 8, 2016
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bareboneii
Florida4 contributions
A few nice old streets
Apr 2016 • Solo
If you in the area, this is a nice visit for a few hours. There are a few interesting shops and some old restored architecture but only a few local places to eat. I'll need to go back again as I'm sure I missed something looking at some other reviews and history.
Written April 30, 2016
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