Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
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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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  • Gaurav Agrawal
    Kathmandu, Nepal4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful and Crowded Day Trip from Shanghai
    I recently visited the Ancient Town at Zhujiajiao as a solo traveler, and I had a great time! The town is absolutely beautiful, with its narrow streets, traditional Chinese architecture, and canals. I really enjoyed exploring the town and learning about its history. The only downside was that it was quite crowded, especially on weekends. This made it difficult to get around at times, and it was also hard to find a quiet spot to sit and relax. However, the crowds didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the visit. Overall, I would definitely recommend visiting the Ancient Town at Zhujiajiao. It's a great place to spend a day exploring and learning about Chinese culture. Just be sure to go during the week if you want to avoid the crowds. Tips: 1. Visit during the week to avoid the crowds. 2. Wear comfortable shoes, as you'll be doing a lot of walking. 3. Bring a camera to capture all the beautiful sights. 4. Be sure to try some of the local food.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 July 2023
  • UBSJustinni
    Amersfoort, The Netherlands309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit when have time in Shanghai
    It is definitely worth a visit. The metro is just as fast as the taxi so it is recommended to take the metro. That's also much more fun than a long taxi ride. Take line 2 to the west and get on line 17 at the train station. Everything is well signposted in English, so it is easy for a normal traveler and the metro only costs 8 cny per ticket. When you arrive at the Zhujiajiao metro station, you have to leave the station on the left and after a few minutes of walking you will see boats and cycle a little further along the Tuk-Tuk park. We took the Tuk-Tuk bicycle taxi to get to the entrance of Zhujiajiao for 20 CNY, a ride of about 10 minutes. Otherwise you'll have to walk all this or take a DIDI. Admission is free, but you can buy a combination ticket at the ticket office for various sightseeings such as parks, temples and museums. There are various packages and we opted for 4x admission, including a park and 2 temples. This was more than enough for us. The streets are small and very nice to walk through. Because it is small, it gets busy quickly. We went on a Monday during a hot summer day and it was very manageable considering how busy it was. In addition to local restaurants and places to eat, you will also find a McDonalds and a Starbucks here. You couldn't walk all the way around, because a security guard stopped us from walking around the water. So we went back over the bridges the same route. We easily spent 3 to 4 hours here and because of the heat we finished earlier than we could have. I can recommend this to everyone and they maintain everything very well and are constantly improving buildings.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Yanti Liu
    50 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    ordinary place
    Visited it only if u have nothing to do anymore. From Nanjing area it takes almost one hour plus by subway. Plus walking time around 15 minutes or more. Sign of the tourist area also not clear. So please make sure after arrived at the station, cross the road and go left.Actually it very hard to spot. Nothing really interested nor something special to buy.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 December 2023
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Yanti Liu
50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited it only if u have nothing to do anymore. From Nanjing area it takes almost one hour plus by subway. Plus walking time around 15 minutes or more. Sign of the tourist area also not clear. So please make sure after arrived at the station, cross the road and go left.Actually it very hard to spot. Nothing really interested nor something special to buy.
Written 27 December 2023
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UBSJustinni
Amersfoort, The Netherlands309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is definitely worth a visit. The metro is just as fast as the taxi so it is recommended to take the metro. That's also much more fun than a long taxi ride. Take line 2 to the west and get on line 17 at the train station. Everything is well signposted in English, so it is easy for a normal traveler and the metro only costs 8 cny per ticket. When you arrive at the Zhujiajiao metro station, you have to leave the station on the left and after a few minutes of walking you will see boats and cycle a little further along the Tuk-Tuk park. We took the Tuk-Tuk bicycle taxi to get to the entrance of Zhujiajiao for 20 CNY, a ride of about 10 minutes. Otherwise you'll have to walk all this or take a DIDI.

Admission is free, but you can buy a combination ticket at the ticket office for various sightseeings such as parks, temples and museums. There are various packages and we opted for 4x admission, including a park and 2 temples. This was more than enough for us. The streets are small and very nice to walk through. Because it is small, it gets busy quickly. We went on a Monday during a hot summer day and it was very manageable considering how busy it was. In addition to local restaurants and places to eat, you will also find a McDonalds and a Starbucks here.

You couldn't walk all the way around, because a security guard stopped us from walking around the water. So we went back over the bridges the same route. We easily spent 3 to 4 hours here and because of the heat we finished earlier than we could have. I can recommend this to everyone and they maintain everything very well and are constantly improving buildings.
Written 1 October 2023
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Gaurav Agrawal
Kathmandu, Nepal4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I recently visited the Ancient Town at Zhujiajiao as a solo traveler, and I had a great time! The town is absolutely beautiful, with its narrow streets, traditional Chinese architecture, and canals. I really enjoyed exploring the town and learning about its history.

The only downside was that it was quite crowded, especially on weekends. This made it difficult to get around at times, and it was also hard to find a quiet spot to sit and relax. However, the crowds didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the visit.

Overall, I would definitely recommend visiting the Ancient Town at Zhujiajiao. It's a great place to spend a day exploring and learning about Chinese culture. Just be sure to go during the week if you want to avoid the crowds.

Tips:

1. Visit during the week to avoid the crowds.
2. Wear comfortable shoes, as you'll be doing a lot of walking.
3. Bring a camera to capture all the beautiful sights.
4. Be sure to try some of the local food.
Written 2 July 2023
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vinsationl
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Its an old scenic village with stalls lined up along the allies.
The feel I had was that the place isn't very organized. Zhujiajiao doesnt really exhibit the feel of an old, ancient village. The nearby area are all residential. I took a 1 hour 10mins cab ride. (during non-peak hours* duration is subjective, due to the traffic) from Pudong area to reach here.

***Advised to visit the temples here only
in groups of 8s & 10s/ when you see alot more crowd inside.***
Written 3 June 2023
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Azita-1
Princeton Junction, NJ32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It is only an hour drive from Pudong, an old water town worth visiting. There were many cute little local cafes as well as western ones. We were glad to see the streets an bridges after sunset especially decorated for the new year.
Written 8 January 2023
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Angela Z
Rio de Janeiro, RJ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Ms. Mulane from China Hightlights took me there and helped a lot in explaining the customs, different kinds of foods, taking me to a Chinese clasical song concert. Although the weather was rainy and cold, the experience was exquisite because of Ms. Mulane help and flexibility in adjusting the visit.
Written 19 December 2022
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FellowTraveler777811
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Old world charm. The buildings were fantastic. People were welcoming. Shops and cafes. Boat rides on offer. Well worth a look.
Written 7 May 2022
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Took the subway 90 min to get there from downtown Shanghai. Easy walk to old town from train station and we are glad we made this trip! Lots of cool shops, cafes, bars and we also took a gondola ride. 10 min and not really worth it but fun nonetheless. Architecture and views were amazing and we spent roughly 6 hours there. Plan one day and enjoy it. While there's crowds, you'll always fine quieter alleys and side streets.
Written 5 December 2021
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SAM
Shanghai, China8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Beautiful well preserved ancient town. I am amazed by the house design and architecture. but, food was not very tasty there...(crying)
Written 3 December 2021
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Jo-Ann
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia15,996 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
We were from Pudong but to be able to use the metro was quite a blessing. Zhujiajiao is quite lovely. Crowded. Plenty of food. There’s a few famous attractions there as well like the Hexiyuan Mansion, Kezhi Garden and temples. Beautiful water town and lots to experience and photograph. We enjoyed the mansion. We had an unpleasant experience at the Kezhi Garden. Guess people can be difficult when cultures are different. Glad to have ventured out to this water town.
Written 10 November 2020
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