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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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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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  • It was based on recommendation from my hostel owner in Beijing. Really enjoyed my visit here. Many historical old fashioned Chinese houses.  more »
  • Not a fair comparison, but Xitang is very picturesque and certainly surprising. Walk along the alleys, walk across the many bridges, go to the far end of the old town, buy some souvenirs. You can also...  more »
  • It was a great day. We were collected from the hotel by a friendly guide called Jen, from China Tours, who stayed with us the whole day, and was a delight. It was raining most of the day but that seem...  more »