Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai

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Examine ancient buildings with a rich cultural background divided by stone bridges and numerous rivers at Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Established some 1,700 years ago, the town contains historic attractions ranging from 5,000-year-old archaeological sites, to Qing dynasty rice shops, spice stores, banks, and post offices. Go on a gondola ride to cruise down the narrow canals and experience China's well-preserved heritage scattered along scenic riverbanks. Be sure to sample some local cuisine, especially dishes prepared with lotus roots and green soybeans. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Shanghai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I took the new subway line here and it’s pretty easy to get to. There are two ticket centres if you want to buys a ticket for the sites; one north of the town (follow road signs to car park) and one s...  more »
  • -Zhu Jia Jiao vulgar called "Corner", is a slave in Shanghai Qingpu District, is the closest to Shanghai Jiangnan water town. --In the town of Small bridge water, ancient meaning is abundant, unfolds the Jiangnan water hometown's shrinking shadow. The most famous place in Zhu Jia Kok is the release of the bridge, which was built in the Ming Dynasty and is the largest one of the five-hole arch bridges in Shanghai. In addition, North Street has many special snack bars, is called "Long Street three, shop cobblestone thousands".
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  • From the city in front of the 滬 bus for 45 minutes by the direct bus to the ancient town of Zhu Jia Kok, in itself, there is no ticket, but the point is to buy tickets, there are 60 people/80 people coin/package can be selected, about 3 hours can be a complete ancient town, with ancient village wind is worth a go
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  • We visited in the middle of winter and it was still a fun and pleasant experience even if it was a little cold. There were lots and lots of shops but very few foreign tourists. We bought tickets for the attractions and the boats but we didn't really need to. The place is very walkable and some of the sights were a little repetitive.
  • I think this is one of the must visit place when you're happened to be in Shanghai. It's a traditional water village about one hour drive from Shanghai. A river runs through it where we can take a local boat through the river. Many traditional shops at both sides of the river. I'm not giving a five star because I think some modern shops are ruining the theme of this village (example: Starbucks, etc. Please don't get me wrong, I like Starbucks but I don't think this is a place for modern cafe). Some local foods offered here worth to try especially if you like pork dishes.
  • Nice to see and experience how an old Chinese city would look like, except all the customer traps/stores. Nice to go for a walk up from the entrance and the take a boat ride down most of the way.
  • Beautiful An ancient town built in a lake almost 1700 years old Where you need to use interconnecting river as the mode of transport They call it Venice of the East Few stone bridges and roads by the river banks There is a beautiful garden in the village
  • A wonderful look at bygone days! The town has a bit of a Disney feel, but because the history is real and the preservation, meticulous (from what I could tell), it makes for a very enjoyable visit. The ancient post office contains a wealth of artifacts and very nicely done signage. The ancient pharmacy: not so much so. The gardens are wonderful. Lots of shipping and eating opportunities with surprisingly good prices for street goods (not so much in the fixed stores.)

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