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“Interesting village”

Xitang Ancient Town
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Xitang Water Village Sunset Tour including Riverside Dining Experience from...
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Shanghai and Xitang Water Town
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Private Day Trip to Hangzhou and Xitang Water Village from Shanghai
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Owner description: A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The little shops and eateries. Bought a number of little gifts to give to friends. Had a good breakfast of beancurds and dough fritters. When the lights came on at night, it was beautiful.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

a nice and genuine village, take the opportunity to buy hand-painted pictures at the end of the village for a cheap price. A tour with the boat was very nice. Price levels are generally low and not many Western turist has found this village. If you want to prepare look at Movie mission impossible 3 where the Canal scenes was filmed in Xitang:-)

4  Thank Asundberg
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

I always enjoy visiting Xi Tang, still keeps the seal of authenticity so rare to find around Shanghai. If you are not used to Chinese food or you use to have concerns about the cleanness of the kitchens at the local restaurants is better that you bring your own snacks/sandwiches with you.
At least for me the entry ticket of 100 RMB is not that expensive as you can visit several houses and museums and enjoy a ride in the boats through the channels for just 20 RMB more. One important advantage of Xi Tang compared with another watertowns is that there is a wooden cover most of the way that will save you from Sunshine or rain. Yes, in weekends it can be a bit crowded but if you visit Shanghai, Suzhou or Hangzhou this is what you will easily find everywhere. Very worth the visit and you will make beautiful pictures there.

1  Thank Ercole_Sh
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

From Shanghai, we found it easiest to book a Saturday bus "tour" through Ctrip.com that turned out to be cheaper than the Shanghai Sightseeing Bus options AND included the admission to all the attractions in Xitang. I think it was less than 100 RMB per person, although because a friend of a friend booked it, I'm not sure how often they run the group and/or if it's only available through the Chinese version of the website. "Tour" because other than driving you there and back and providing a bottle of water to each person, you are free to enjoy Xitang on your own.

We convened at the Shanghai Huangpu Tourist Terminal @ 1588 Waima Lu, near the Nanpu Bridge, to get on the Ctrip bus at 9:15 am. Arrived at Xitang around 10:30 am and had to be back at the bus around 4:00 pm, which felt like plenty of time to explore the pretty little town and grab some good eats.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

We took a bus from Shanghai to Xitang on the 3rd June 2012. Bus fare is RMB32, 1 hour trip. Actually there is a fee to pay at the main entrance of this water town. But the hostel's owner came to the bus station to pick us up, using the other small entrance, which could help us to 'excape' paying the entrance fee. Xitang is a very quiet and peaceful ancient water village. No hustle and bustle like Shanghai. Life for people live here is calm and easy. I liked the fresh air in the morning. We saw women washed clothes in the river run beside the houses. The depth of the water is 3 meters. Although is grey in colour, but it's not smelly. There are a lot of budget hostels along both side of the river. If you make a stay, you will have a chance to try the "huntun"(ravioli) and "doufuhua"(bean curd with syrup) early in the next morning. Besides, many "Chou doufu" (fried tofu with a bad smell, but the taste is totally different) hawker stall around the water town. I've never tried it in my own country, but I did tried 3 pieces chou doufu when I was there. How is it? Oh, it is great!

3  Thank SooYinn
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