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Address: No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
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Phone Number: +86 21 5924 0077
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl...

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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US$ 90.00*
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Zhujiajiao Water Village Half Day Tour from Shanghai
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US$ 78.00*
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Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Village Including The Boat Ride
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US$ 260.00*
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Private Half Day Tour: Zhujiajiao Water Town

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Commercial but still worth visiting once

Have been here a few times and it's always interesting seeing historical exhibits, old garden and sampling local crafts and food. It gets very crowded during weekends and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This might not me the most authentic of the water towns and it's a little touristy but it's the perfect day trip from Shanghai especially if you're not fluent in Chinese and want somewhere easy to get to. The bus is easy enough to catch from near Music Square and it takes about an hour and a half to Zhujiajiao.... More 

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Hillsborough, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been here a few times and it's always interesting seeing historical exhibits, old garden and sampling local crafts and food. It gets very crowded during weekends and holidays and shops sell pretty much the same stuff. Pricing is negotiable, so bargain!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An old village quickly commercialized and attracting both locals and foreigners. Many restaurants, plenty of fast food (mainly pork), little shops of all kinds. Good place for bride's photos. Attraction: fishes, peeling your feet

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Shillong, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit. This is the ancient town of China, clean and local/traditional goods are available including local food, drinks

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on a Saturday afternoon and it was way to crowded. You could barely walk. Beside this it was not very well kept and too commercialized. Only goal of the town is earn money. I didnt like it, if you want old and ancient city, go to PingYao ancient town. Its way more beautiful and interesting. But its... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tourist from Hong Kong who has some exposure to Chinese culture, this water town is a bit too commercial. I was expecting some less-tainted rural lifestyle but sadly it did not exist. Guess it was pretty common as soon as the site is branded by the authority as a 4 or 5 stars tourist spot. The amount of... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By visiting this place with a guide you experience the history and the life of the people who live here. Make it a must if visiting Shanghai.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient town is a must to see. you start at the front of the town and walk around the canals. Small shops selling different things. Near the end, there is places to have a coffee or lunch. There was four of us, so we asked the doorman at the hotel to hail a cab and tell him where we... More 

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little town that pack a punch, it has a bit of everything there, their is shop where the owner makes animals out of leaves a must see. Very artistic. You get a taste of Chinese food here since they have restaurants along the water course along with your souvenirs.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it's far from downtown shanghai, but very interesting for tourists, you may try some snacks there, and try the small gondola.

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