Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai: Address, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Reviews: 4/5

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
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Historic Sites • Neighbourhoods • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Architectural Buildings
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Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream." Best known for its bridges, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, the various spans are built of wood, marble and stone.
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2-3 hours
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,019 contributions
2 hour metro ride but worth it!
Nov 2020 • Couples
We were from Pudong but to be able to use the metro was quite a blessing. Zhujiajiao is quite lovely. Crowded. Plenty of food. There’s a few famous attractions there as well like the Hexiyuan Mansion, Kezhi Garden and temples. Beautiful water town and lots to experience and photograph. We enjoyed the mansion. We had an unpleasant experience at the Kezhi Garden. Guess people can be difficult when cultures are different. Glad to have ventured out to this water town.
Written 10 November 2020
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gl0baltr0tter
Shanghai, China1,077 contributions
Old Shanghai from the Yuan and Qing dynasty buildings to 60 year ago life scenes
Jun 2020
It has a temple built in the Yuan dynasty circa 1341 and a post office used in the Qing dynasty circa 1000 years ago. With a river run through the town, it offers enough bridges, footpath, restaurants, cafes, and curiosity shops that reminded me a little of Venice. However due to the COVID pandemic, there weren't enough tourists to support the local businesses with completely empty seats in many cafes and restaurants and whole sections walled off. A little sad to witness.
Written 1 July 2020
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Darren M
Perth, Australia154 contributions
Awesome!
Aug 2019
What an amazing place. It was so nice to be able to take a pleasant stroll around the alley ways without the huge crowds that we had recently seen throughout Shanghai. We booked a private driver who escorted us around and was able to give us a lot of insight into the history of Zhujiajiao. A bit of a drive from Shanghai city but definitely worth it.
Written 29 June 2020
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ProJ09
Asia838 contributions
Always a Favourite Attraction in Hongqiao
Apr 2020 • Family
Beautiful. Very local town. Delicious cuisine and a hidden gem in Shanghai. Just a 40 min ride from the city and very convenient for a visit.
Written 12 May 2020
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Lance G
Metro Manila, Philippines15 contributions
Don't Miss this in Shanghai
Nov 2019
Amazing scenery and environment for a relaxing stroll. There's a lot of interesting local food stalls you can try. Most stalls that serve the same food or snacks generally offer them at the same price, so don't worry about getting a better deal at another shop. Try the zongzi and lamb skewers!

You'll find many interesting shops as well. It's worth exploring the side streets and residential areas for a more quiet experience.
Written 25 April 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Best Old Town we visited and it's Free
May 2019
We took the metro to Hongqiao Railway station and sitch to Line 17 to Zhujiajiao station. Then, it's a 15mins walk to the old town. We arrived in the early evening and the crowds have left. It was a pleasure to walk around and we really enjoyed this place. Entry was free unlike Tongli water town and in our opinion, this place was better. The canals were bigger and it was a pleasure to walk around. Not as touristy but sights were beautiful.
Written 5 April 2020
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PBlyth
Tampa, FL234 contributions
Large Highly Commercialized Water Town
Jan 2020
Interesting village set on canals with ugly grey/tan water. Most of the buildings have been converted from homes to storefronts selling food and tourist junk. There are a number of stone bridges from which you can take pictures but it lacks the character of a real living area vs a commercialized tourist trap. We much preferred the smaller Xitang where people still live in the buildings along the canals.
Written 24 March 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore594 contributions
A small town away from the city
Oct 2019 • Friends
It is quite a lovely place with well preserved buildings and narrow streets. But it can get quite touristy from late mornings onwards, so coming early is ideal. It is only an hour train ride from Shanghai city and takes you another 15mins walk to reach the ancient town. I would recommend spending up to 3-4 hours here to enjoy the atmosphere.
Written 6 February 2020
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DeobraSolomon
22 contributions
Gray Line Tour
Jan 2020
The trip is about an hour from Shanghai but well worth the traffic. Our guide “Bruce” was very knowledgeable and well worth the time. The town is quaint with lots of stalls to purchase local food and crafts. It is a must see if you visit Shanghai. Bruce was the best part of the trip. His knowledge is excellent.

However, the driver, Mr. Shen, was horrible. He didn’t take time to make sure of a legal pick up location and did not share that knowledge with the guide. He made the bus smell of cigarette smoke in both directions, which is terrible for asthmatics. His driving was erratic and I felt unsafe.
Written 19 January 2020
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Travelphile
Singapore, Singapore283 contributions
Wondrous Water Town
Jan 2020 • Friends
A must visit attraction for all visitors to Shanghai. This is ticketed entrance so plan to reach in the afternoon for boat ride & shopping and dine at the many restaurants along the river.
There are lots of local artisanal products & delicacies not found in Shanghai. The boat ride is a must-do experience.
Nightfall offers fantastic view too!
Written 18 January 2020
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