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Address: Qiantong Town, Ninghai County 315600, China
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Still the taste of old chinese town

It is not as famous as Xitang, Wuzheng or Zhouzhuang, but thanks of its non-famous, it is not over-developed like other old towns. The town is not very big, maybe in one or two... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2013
Shruye
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of history and lots of information available in English to get a good understanding of the medieval water technologies that were employed throughout this town. Good variety of foods and beverages. Trouble was that we visited in the height of summer so it was 40 degrees Celsius so we couldn't really appreciate the area because it was too hot... More 

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Thank tanemcleay
Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a great place to visit for a day out. We bussed down from Ningbo and easily caught a taxi out to Ancient Town roughly 40-50 Yuan. 25 minutes from bus station. Its charm was in a lot of its ruined sections giving Qiantong a beautiful authentic feel unlike other modern day recreations of old China. Beautiful narrow streets... More 

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

The most interesting feature of the Ancient Town is that descendants still live here. To see people living with the old and the new is eye opening. I very much enjoyed this visit. I brought home a wood carving to remind me of this lovely town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

HI, I had been to ninghai and had a chance to visit the place. Went there in an afternoon with slight cold winds blowing, Had a fantastic time and specially had warm soya bean cake to have alongwith the sauce, it was lovely and enjoyed it.

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1 Thank Shrinagesh N
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

It is not as famous as Xitang, Wuzheng or Zhouzhuang, but thanks of its non-famous, it is not over-developed like other old towns. The town is not very big, maybe in one or two hours you can walk around it. But you can feel that he villagers here are still "living", this town is still "living", not just a viewpoint.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

This was well worth the trip to see. Although I researched the site on the Internet, I failed to note that this is not a museum village with re enact ours and docents, it is a real community that you are visiting. You get to see historical buildings and the people how the people living in them are stuck between... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Though a small attraction, Qiantong is worth seeing, especially if you've had enough of China's big-city traffic and bustle. It's a well-preserved town with buildings dating from the Ming and Qing dynasties, with families still living there. On the drizzly day we went, the visitors were few, so the experience of strolling around the ancient town was very pleasant. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

Not what l thought it would be. Went with a few locals and l was very surprised at what l saw. have seen a lot of new China but this was great to see the old China well worht the time to go and see

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