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Xitang Ancient Town

Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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A small ancient town on water that still preserves its original look.
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  • Average10%
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Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no doubt that this place is beautiful and with a thousand year history. Marvel at the tiny back streets and ancient buildings criss crossed with waterways. A photographers dream, if you get up early enough to avoid the crowds. We stayed only for...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Xitang as a day trip from Shanghai on way to Wuzhen. Xitang is a lovely ancient water town, less known by big group tours so it is very pleasant to walk around and take good pictures. We spent about 3 hours in Xitang...More

Thank Yuh-Jiun C
Reviewed 7 July 2017

A lovely way to spend a few hours - we stopped en route from anji to shanghai. we really enjoyed the visit which was a combination of walking along the water / bridges and taking a boat ride on the canals. Lovely architecture and lots...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

From Shanghai, this is a 2-hour bus ride. As other mentioned, there is a 100 RMB entrance fee. The town is cute. Mainly for street food and souvenir shopping. In my opinion, I would not take a day trip just to see this town. The...More

Thank TAP647
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Fewer crowds when it rains. Enjoyed walking through an area populated centuries ago, and learning about the past. Knocked off one star for the repeating pattern of gift shops that sell the same stuff. However, if you want nice cheap scarves, there's a nice colorful...More

1  Thank LimeSlurpee
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It was based on recommendation from my hostel owner in Beijing. Really enjoyed my visit here. Many historical old fashioned Chinese houses.

1  Thank asiana747
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Not a fair comparison, but Xitang is very picturesque and certainly surprising. Walk along the alleys, walk across the many bridges, go to the far end of the old town, buy some souvenirs. You can also take one of the small boats to "sail" the...More

1  Thank Elle_01234
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It was a great day. We were collected from the hotel by a friendly guide called Jen, from China Tours, who stayed with us the whole day, and was a delight. It was raining most of the day but that seemed to make Xitang water...More

1  Thank Tonymf
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This town is built around water. Many bridges will take you over the many canals. The buildings are generally old but in good shape. Little English is spoken here but they welcome tourists - most of whom are Chinese. There are lots of photogenic scenes...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Its a beautiful place to spend an evening when visiting this part of the world. Atmosphere is fantastic You can taste different kinds of steet food and also get a glimpse of the culture. One street also has a very active nightlife...

Thank Suheel2012
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Lorraine O
22 June 2016|
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Response from Adventure1976 | Reviewed this property |
You can't fly here, only go by train/bus. Here are the details: Briefly: 1. Catch metro to Honqiao (pronounced Hungchow) Road Railway Station, then 2. catch the bullet train to Jiashan South Railway Station (only 20mins... More
Ana B
25 June 2015|
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Response from JoanneKHS | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I can help you with that. i didn't buy any of their local wine
jo w
3 May 2015|
Response from JoanneKHS | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You might want to contact the travel company to arrange a pick-up for your big group. It's an outdoor town (shop houses etc). I'm not sure what you mean by 'easier' room. If you are referring to restrooms, they are... More

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