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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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  • Xitang is a beautiful, ancient water-town with about 104 bridges. During the day, there are boats constantly moving goods and people via the waterways. It is located about a 90-minute drive from Shang...  more »
  • Beside having your meal inside Xitang. You could go outside to eat too but made sure you have still have a valid ticket to re enter into Xitang again. It would be good if you can stay 2 days there if ...  more »
  • definately worth a days visit from shanghai. centuries of preserved culture. cheap vendors for trinkets and food. the bus station near the shanghai railway station will take you there for 70 yuan. stu...  more »