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Address: No.900 Sanxinbei Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China
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Good place to visit if you live in Shanghai

I quite enjoyed visiting Thames Town and seeing the Chinese version of a UK market town. I am British, so I found it fun comparing Thames Town to the real thing. As far as an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Ruth C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have already been to Shanghai twice before and seen most of the "usual" tourist sites. We planned a September trip to primarily visit the new Shanghai Disney Resort and then take the high speed bullet train from Hongqiao station to Qufu and Mt Tai. I wanted to find something to do during one "extra" day in the proximity of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I quite enjoyed visiting Thames Town and seeing the Chinese version of a UK market town. I am British, so I found it fun comparing Thames Town to the real thing. As far as an attraction goes, it is a collection of buildings in a vaguely British style, many outdoor statues, and full size English-style church, some canals and a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly this place was not over crowed as other attractions in china! Other than here and there few wedding photographers! Nice place to spend a relax weekend and it's mostly pet friendly! As it was a part of real estate development (I believe) this is a replica of English town but other than being a replica everything else was fine!

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1 Thank Purusoth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's a good place to get away from the crowd of Shanghai city to enjoy peaceful, European architectures in Songjiang. To come here, you need to get off at Subway station named "Songjiang Univeristy Town" then catch a taxi (for another 15 mins) to go there. People love to be there during weekend. So to avoid the crowd, tourists better... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The buildings here are a hocpoch of different generically European styles. It is nice to wonder around for a change in scenery but not worth the track out of Shanghai for tourists. All very artificial and there is no real consideration to anything European except the architecture.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

If you want to find a peaceful place to walk around and yet let your eyes feast on many attractive buildings, this will be the place. it is a little out of the way. Best to take subway train to Songjiang New City Station and not Songjiang University Town Station; and then take a cab to Thames Town. This is... More 

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Preston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Thames Town really is an amazing place. I can only describe as a Chinese replication of England like English replication of Chinese food. The shops aren't that great, it's missing that real English tea shop or food, and English! I felt like a character from a well known American theme park! It's fun, and lovely to see so many people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Well basically Thames Town is a scaled down European city. There are lots of things to see here (good for camera shots). Most Chinese couples have their marriage photos taken here. You can rent a bike or an atv to go around the area. There is a restaurant here which offers light meal but we couldn't find others. How to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

So black posts boxes not red! All Chinese restaurants. The buildings are good, the church is very strange and Oxford street had no shops 😩 Nice river running through and in places you got the idea of the place. It seem very unfinished which is a shame lots of empty places around there so not an all day thing we... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

If you have ever been to Disney (which I love) and had that creepy feeling when you went on the Small world ride, then you know a bit what it is like to go around Thames town in the winter/off season. It is nearly deserted and most of the shops are closed up. It was very gray and could have... More 

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