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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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like a ghost town but visit on a lazy weekend to visit the most famous library-it's beautiful!!

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Nanjing, China
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118 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

around 45 mins walk from the closest metro station. Nice scenery while you walking really different image of shanghai id advise taking a cab there from the metro than walking back. The town itself is a average rendition of an English town. handful of cafes and gift shops worth dropping into . Towards the lake though has lovely landscape and... More 

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Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I really love this place. It is elegant and the feelings fulfill of European style. Take the line 9 to Songjiangzhongxin 松江中心, then take the 2 exit --->> cross the road --->>> turn right walk along the foot path --->>> catch the bus no.16 about 5 bus stop ---->>> after that, walk along the footpath pass the road with the... More 

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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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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Thank AmyAngkana
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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Thank Erin W
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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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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