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“Best Water Town”

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Night Luxury Cruise Tour with Dinner in Shanghai
Ranked #22 of 1,318 things to do in Shanghai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Shanghai, China
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“Best Water Town”
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Of all the water towns in the Shanghai/Suzhou area this is by far the best. Stroll through the small streets and explore the temple - get on a traditional boat (take the one way only and walk back).

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“Don't bother going out of your way for this”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We were there as it was on our tour's itinerary. An hour drive's away from downtown Shanghai but took double the time to return due to traffic jam.
Frankly I was disappointed. There wasn't many variety in the local snacks & generally nothing much to see. Stuff are much cheaper than in Shanghai though. I was done with the place in 1.5 hours . I prefered Qibao Ancient Town over this.

Visited November 2011
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perth western australia
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“What a Surprise.”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Friends recommended this visit. Not dissapointed. What a quaint village. Such history. The bridges were fascinating, the boat trip along the canals gave a different view of the village. The people who were very friendly.

Visited January 2012
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“Great for a village feeling”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

This town is great to get a feeling of being in a Chinese village without travelling to far away.
This town is not really that old but has everything you need to feel like its old and lots of great food and drink here.

Check out the pearls and silk in one place.
Also the Tea house which the English Queen visited several times. And the Garden

Visited January 2012
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“Nice water town!”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

I think this is one of the largest water towns, but it is not very large. You can easily do it in a few hours. The local food is great and there is many opportunities for taking nice photos.

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