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Thames Town, Shanghai

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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3.3/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Thames Town is the English name for a new town in Songjiang District, about 30km from central Shanghai, China. It is named after the River Thames in London, United Kingdom. The architecture is themed according to classic British market town styles. There are cobbled streets, Victorian terraces and corner shops.Thames Town is a part of Songjiang New City, in Songjiang District. The town is 4km from the Songjiang New City station on Shanghai Metro Line 9. The G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway, formerly known as the Huhang Expressway, passes to its south.While Songjiang District is an ancient prefecture which predates by far the establishment of Shanghai, Songjiang New City is a new development, intended to draw population away from central Shanghai. Within this city, one of the objectives for Thames Town was to provide accommodation for the staff of the new universities in adjacent Songjiang University Town. These developments were a part of the One City, Nine Towns initiative, which was passed by the Shanghai Planning Commission in 2001. This policy lasted for the duration of the tenth five year plan (2001–2005). The "one city" of this policy was Songjiang New City, where an English theme was used for Thames Town. The "nine towns" of the policy were each sited in one of the other suburban districts of Shanghai, and each was also given their own theme. Other Western themes used to date are Scandinavian, Italian, Spanish, Canadian, Dutch and German.
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  • I quite enjoyed visiting Thames Town and seeing the Chinese version of a UK market town. I am British, so I found it fun comparing Thames Town to the real thing. As far as an attraction goes, it is a ...  read more »
  • 书店及周围环境都美而休闲,区域很大,从来没有想过上海有这么棒的书店。爱看书的是小孩,大人旅游性质居多。拍了很多照片看照片吧 
  • Surprisingly this place was not over crowed as other attractions in china! Other than here and there few wedding photographers! Nice place to spend a relax weekend and it's mostly pet friendly! As it ...  read more »
  • Very British.
  • 去了很多次留下很多快乐,用悲伤来怀念快乐。
  • 环境还不错,不过很多店铺都是空的,人气不高。真正能逛的地方也挺小的。租辆自行车转一个小时差不多了
  • 很漂亮的社區?裡面有很多人在拍婚紗,不過沒有太多亮眼的地方,建議超過1小時車程外的人就別特意跑這一趟了
  • 英伦风豪宅区
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