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Thames Town, Shanghai

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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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  • It's like a ghost town but visit on a lazy weekend to visit the most famous library-it's beautiful!! 
  • 這個小區不算小,其仿歐式的小鎮建築,教堂、立體書架的圖書館、藝術中心(春節休息)、青年旅館(春節休息),環河建築與堤岸等均是非常棒的的仿真,社區內亦有星巴克讓人走累了可以休息一下喝杯咖啡,歇歇腳,但是仍然是讓人比較苦惱的是抽菸人口,在這肆意的空氣污染,是旅遊熱點中的小缺點,「鍾書閣」這是當地政府,精心的設計與規劃的讀書好地方,來這會讓人有驚奇的小發現喔!連腳下都有書籍展示ㄛ⋯⋯來看看吧! 
  • around 45 mins walk from the closest metro station. Nice scenery while you walking really different image of shanghai id advise taking a cab there from the metro than walking back. The town itself is ...  more »
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  • This place is a ghost town. It's a surrealist vision of what "Britain" is like but it is mostly wedding photography and a Ukrainian restaurant. Maybe this is a look in the UK's bleak post brexit future...
  • Very British.
  • 位于松江区三新北路900弄的泰晤士小镇,环境非常的好,空气清新,闹中取静。在这里有各种各样的小店,能够满足你吃喝玩乐衣食住行的所有要求。从进入小镇的那一刻起,你会被它的优美深深吸引,这里是欧式风情的建筑为主,这里有开阔的视野,在湖边走走逛逛,累了找个咖啡馆休息一下,去最美书店钟书阁看一会书,整个人会非常的舒服,非常的放松。这里当然也会聚集了许多拍婚纱照的新人,我们顺便也可以一起沾沾喜气。不过现在来这里的游客越来越多,所以也会特别怀念几年前那个刚刚开发出来的安静小镇。
  • 拍婚纱照的较多。环境唯美。另位置比较偏。查询前往路线的时候千万不要使用百度地图,被坑死了。
  • 非常具有古典英式风格的建筑,还不错,有很多海外游客也喜欢到这来。