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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 1 week ago

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

Thank LimeSlurpee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Not a fair comparison, but Xitang is very picturesque and certainly surprising. Walk along the alleys, walk across the many bridges, go to the far end of the old town, buy some souvenirs. You can also take one of the small boats to "sail" the...More

1  Thank Elle_01234
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It was a great day. We were collected from the hotel by a friendly guide called Jen, from China Tours, who stayed with us the whole day, and was a delight. It was raining most of the day but that seemed to make Xitang water...More

1  Thank Tonymf
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This town is built around water. Many bridges will take you over the many canals. The buildings are generally old but in good shape. Little English is spoken here but they welcome tourists - most of whom are Chinese. There are lots of photogenic scenes...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Its a beautiful place to spend an evening when visiting this part of the world. Atmosphere is fantastic You can taste different kinds of steet food and also get a glimpse of the culture. One street also has a very active nightlife...

Thank Suheel2012
Reviewed 9 May 2017

100 CNY entrance per person is on the high side. You get nothing for it, just admission. If you want to make a boat trip, that will cost extra

Thank Serengeti55
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We stayed a day and a half and loved it. Arriving on Saturday by bus from Shanghai (gate 4 at the bus terminal; take exit #1 from the Nanpu Bridge underground station), the town was easy to find way around and not so busy. The...More

Thank MarciTravels
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great ancient town. Narrow winding streets through the town, so be careful not to fall into the canal. It is easy to get lost here. Be sure to have a map of the town. We used GPS to find our way back to the hotel...More

Thank Gwen C
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Xitang is a beautiful, ancient water-town with about 104 bridges. During the day, there are boats constantly moving goods and people via the waterways. It is located about a 90-minute drive from Shanghai. The cobbled cat-stone roadways, narrow lanes connecting streets, covered waterside walkways, and...More

1  Thank KodoDrummer
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Lorraine O
How do you get to this lace from Shanghai? Train or fly?
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
How can i buy the wine that the locals make there is realky very good for the health as is rich in antioxidants and pribiotics. I live in California, USA
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
hi is h suitable for a group of 14 to 16 year old students? I have a group of 20. Is there an 'easier' room for the younger students?
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