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. Using our world travel planner, Jiashan County attractions like Xitang Ancient Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Ticket rmb100/people, went to the only to see the "Drunk Park", but also the scene of occasional encounter. It's easy to relax while you walk around. The old streets sell things that are very repetitive and not so special, that each ancient town is almost like this. The price of the restaurant has not imagined the high price, 5 adults probably ate a little more RMB200, there are meat, fish, fried vegetables, soups and other $number like the dishes. Because there are old people, so the package boat tour (ticket +rmb200), the elimination of resistance and time. Autumn and winter sunshine plus the scenery along the way, leisurely sway, shaking, is comfortable. It's a pity not to feel the night's atmosphere until the evening.
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  • For some of us who might feel a need to get away from the concrete jungle of Shanghai, then add this on your to do list. A much needed escape to see more of what this beautiful and historic country ha...  more »
  • Stop surprise during a trip organized in a group of Chinese, which we know the steps in the outline... This town was not in our guides. I was afraid still a junk thing or another trap to tourists with no interest, but to our surprise we came across a village of the most charming, ultra colorful and really great! Interesting day, the visit becomes downright magical at night: of the red lanterns everywhere, small romantic bridges, canals, old boats, in short all the stereotypes that the tourist thinks China and search for his journey lol we aircraft Pingyao and Fenghuang last year, you could say that Xitang surpasses them by being more compact and more intimate. Apparently there are other small cities of this type (channels) in the region: Tongli, Wuzhen, Nanxun, Zhouzhuang, Mudu... Xitang was really a great discovery where we spent the night. On the other hand, as in Fenghuang and Pingyao, which surprises the Westerner is plenty of discos, bars and other karaoke in these small ancient towns expected to be typical... The anachronism skin somewhat magic, too bad.
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  • This is by far the most peaceful place I've ever visited in China. It's a combination of peaceful, lively, beautiful and mesmerizing. Small cute bars with awesome live musics and astonishing ancient structure and smell of fabulous food ... it's just amazing. I recommend this more than other water towns around Shanghai.
  • Thousand years old town, a lot of people!
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Where to stay in Jiashan County

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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