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Address: Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.

A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.

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great cultural and historical town

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
shur c
Hohhot, China
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Hohhot, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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. stunning gardens and architecture

Thank shur c
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful ancient town that worth to visit once in your life time, from the term of historical or his old charm.

Thank Ideatraveller
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had been to 1000 Islands lake the two previous days - a modern man-made lake like any other dammed area - largely wasted time, and I cancelled my second day boat trip there, to move on to Xitang. I just love the aimless wandering and meandering looking and smelling and sensing, sitting drinking. It is very well preserved, mostly... More 

Thank Lao G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

It was Jan. 1st, but also holiday for locals. Was a bit crowded for time of year, but still worth the trip! Lots of quaint shops & interesting street food. Most fun was the many little shops with locally made rice wines. Suggest private coach & English speaking guide to get you there, but with map provided. not needed when... More 

Thank Elaine O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Try to avoid weekend or public holidays. Stay at least 1 night at the village. Entrance ticket(rmb55)is required to enter the village with compliments entries to 11 museums eg. Wang's house, wine museum and etc. You need at least 3 hour to visit all. I had a fabulous stay(2 nights) at 1 of the hotel located at the east side... More 

1 Thank Tan P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

you can see the old china town here, the building, the roof and also the street. the food is traditional and the warm welcoming from the seller. it's also colder than Shanghai

Thank Freddy S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Here is a well preserved (for China) village surrounding a network of canals and waterways with a wonderfully Chinese mixture of shops from fish pedicures to traditional Chinese clothes, to food (there are LOADS of restaurants, bars, snack places to eat and drink) to small hotels and lodges. It must be popular as on a mid week day with sight... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a feedback I wrote to ChinaTravel based on the tour to Xitang that we had just engagedl on the 14th Oct 2016. The tour was a present for my 2 special visitors who came to pay me a surprise visit to Shanghai. Dear Sir, I am very dissatisfied and unhappy with the overall experience. I booked this tour... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We've been there in may and it was disappointing.Pics look great but instead a water town we found a "water shop". Crowded, noisy, full of stores of chinese trinkets. We know it's not easy to find a quiet place in China, but it was extremely annoying. The experience would be lovely without all this things. Be aware and work your... More 

Thank radialinda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

this is a beautiful old village we visited at night. great for photography. taxi from Jiashan to there costs 50rmb.

Thank alireza r

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