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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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Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited about visiting this little water town based on the things I had read online. However I was shocked to find that it is absolutely crowded with tourists and wall to wall shops. We meant to get there early but it took...More

Thank jane255093
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went with a group in the evening, timing was very tight according to the itinerary so we only had 1 hour there. We had to closely follow the guide not to miss the team, it was very busy there, and loved the shops and...More

Thank annsy2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The ancient town of Xitang is so well preserved. The ancient Chinese houses built by the beautiful river gives you a feeling that you are back to the past. Xitang is not very populated by tourists but more to locals. You need to spend a...More

2  Thank JPCH
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I've said before there is not much historical about Shanghai so to visit such a beautiful and historic little water town abut an hour from the city was magnificent. Having said that you have to get to the Shanghai South Rail Station stop and walk...More

3  Thank philandcathy
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 20 July 2017 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
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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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