Xitang Ancient Town, Jiashan County

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Crisscrossed by nine rivers, Xitang Ancient Town represents a scenic water town with a history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period. The town contains eight sections linked by traditional stone bridges, and amid its narrow streets you can seek out many antique residences as well as temples. During your exploration, notice how a large number of well-preserved buildings, corridors, lanes, and bridges bring artistic quality to the ambience. Also, examine a series of archaic residential houses which hold special cultural value, since they were mostly constructed during the reign of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Make Xitang Ancient Town a centerpiece of your Jiashan County vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Jiashan County trip builder.
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  • July 30, 2017
    There is no doubt that this place is beautiful and with a thousand year history. Marvel at the tiny back streets and ancient buildings criss crossed with waterways. A photographers dream, if you get u...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    A nice day trip from Shanghai. Traditional architecture, traditional clothing, traditional music, traditional art and traditional food. And all this in beautiful scenery. By cosy café throughout the day and in the evening cool bars with live music is all available.
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  • July 20, 2017
    We visited Xitang as a day trip from Shanghai on way to Wuzhen. Xitang is a lovely ancient water town, less known by big group tours so it is very pleasant to walk around and take good pictures. We sp...  more »

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While several four-star hotels lie scattered across Jiashan County, situated in Jiashan Town, most of the available accommodations concentrate in the nearby city of Jiaxing, the administrative center of the province. There, choose from a number of options, ranging from luxury five-star hotels to mid-range establishments and private rental apartments. The ancient water town of Xitang in the northern part of the county also offers lodgings, mostly three-star hotels and basic hostels situated on the water.
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