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“Hidden pearl from Shanghai's hustle-bustle”
Review of Jinze Ancient Town

Jinze Ancient Town
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Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Lifestyle Experience at Jinze Water...
Ranked #204 of 1,334 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Forget about Zhouzhuang, Wuzhen, Xitang......Go to this little town before Tom Cruise makes a film here and turns it into another commercial and crowded attraction. This little town has everything you expect for a tranquil village as an embodiment of Jiangnan culture, called by Chinese to describe a sub-culture in the region south of Yangtze River. And it has something special, bridges, all dating back as early to Song Dynasty. Each bridge has its own design and structure.
There is a ancient temple as well called Yihao Zen Temple. Located in the deep lanes network of the town, this small temple is the place you receive zen touch if you understand zen as something peaceful and unselfish.
Tip: take the Shanghai--Qingpu express coach at south of People Square, and change to Qingpu--Jinze van at Qingpu Coach Station. Try to get up early and take the first express at around 5:30 at People's Square for enough time to connect your next van, and you'll probably arrive Jinze at 10am. Quite far, but a virtue isn't it?

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Water towns around Shanghai get 'discovered' and then quickly 'ruined' by holiday crowds; Jinze is probably set on the same path, but a few months ago it was a still a little-visited and serene place, crisscrossed by canals, with real houses and real people, not hawkers or souvenir peddlers, with a handful of nice cobblestone lanes and bridges. After a stroll in Jinze one might be tempted to go to Daguanyuan (Grand View Garden) nearby; I advise against it, as the garden is disappointing and expensive (70 yuan).

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