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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  • It's really just a quaint tourist trap. And considering the distance from Shanghai, I think time is better spent elsewhere. We got in and out very quick. Our guide sensed we weren't into it. One good ...  more »
  • Great ride. It is worth visiting the traditional part of the city. Access is well facilitated (of Shanghai requires a fast train-59rmb round trip + a round-trip bus 16rmb). Leaving Shanghai the journey takes 25 min by train + bus 30 min (I recommend buying the round-trip train in the same opportunity because there are not many times). Arriving in the city will be required to buy an entry ticket for the traditional area (100rmb to all attractions or 50rmb from 15:30 hours with only three attractions right-I think the second option better). There will be possible to visit the peculiar way of life (style of Venice) and typical boats (charged). There are options of hotels and Hostels in the tourist part. It's hard to communicate in English but with gestures you can turn right
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  • Over 1000 years old, this water village is a functioning display of life back then. We took a bus from Shanghai - about 3 hours & inexpensive. The day was spent wandering the paths, trying foods and w...  more »
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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.
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  • Thousand years old town, a lot of people!
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