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Xitang Ancient Town, Jiashan County

Must see · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
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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  • This is one of the smaller water towns where the residents still live in the homes/buildings that line the canals making the whole experience more authentic in our minds. The water is still a dirty...  more »
  • Great for photos, when not jostling with crowd, shops are touristy otherwise. Take the canal ride for some nice views, and do a cosplay experience for photo shots.  more »
  • Nice peaceful and quiet water village. Great place for relaxing and chilling. Lots of small cafes to chill in the afternoon. The bar street provides nice music and drinking entertainment in the...  more »
  • Xitang, 🇨🇳 China Welcome to enter with me in Xitang, a charming water town crisscrossed by nine rivers near Shanghai! This city has more than 2000 years history. Its typical architecture with little lanes and canals will charm you. The city hasn't been developed so much in modern time and kept its ancestral loveliness.
  • A lovely but overly sanitised place. Far out from city and it is not easy to get to. You are better off going to Zhujiajiao.
  • 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.
  • Chinese old/new town. Some nice areas and some crazy "nightclubs", the hole town drops dead at 12 at night
  • Nice place but they charge for entry 100 RMB.

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