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Jinze Ancient Town

Jinze Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700, China
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12 Feb 2017
“one of many water towns in this area of China”
26 Jul 2017
“Water Village with a Past--Commercial Future”
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Jinze Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700, China
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was the 2nd of the water villages we visited on a rainy quite afternoon. The first was Zhouzhuang which was much more commercialized. Yes, like others have said, many ancient bridges, older buildings with historical significance. Some picturesque, the day we visited middle of...More

Thank Thor54
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Jin Ze is quite well known in the Shanghai area. Actually it is the last town of Shanghai before crossing the border into Jiangsu Province. The ancient water town part is just off the main "shopping" street. Jinze is located on a main road called...More

Thank AzitiZ
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Nice, quiet old town, away from the hustle & bustle...yet developed, which means no restaurants as yet. You can walk around to explore/ find the 7 bridges that are still in tact in the town....you can see the various construction/ designs of the bridges based...More

Thank tangkew
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This small town is still very unique , and keeps the old time atmosphere. Very few tourist , and very quiet. Unfortunately , they start to renew all the houses , and I'm quite sure that within a short time Jinze will become as crowed...More

Thank Jean-Pascal D
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This town is a magnificent glimpse at an ancient Chinese water village without the commercialization that is in some other towns. Not everything is polished and clean, but it is real. It's tranquil and quiet (for now), but I cannot imagine it will stay that...More

Thank Robogator0
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We stayed almost two months in the large Jin Ze Art Center (visits by appointment only), which is a lovely and most interesting place to be as artist in residence. It is still under construction, but many old buildings have been lovingly restored and the...More

1  Thank ghbonu
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I'm almost scared to post a review of this place in case it gets ruined. I was expecting a totally developed place with loads of tacky nick nacks and plastic junk on sale but it was nothing like that. This is a place where Chinese...More

4  Thank ChinesePaddy
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Forget about Zhouzhuang, Wuzhen, Xitang......Go to this little town before Tom Cruise makes a film here and turns it into another commercial and crowded attraction. This little town has everything you expect for a tranquil village as an embodiment of Jiangnan culture, called by Chinese...More

2  Thank Buke W
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Water towns around Shanghai get 'discovered' and then quickly 'ruined' by holiday crowds; Jinze is probably set on the same path, but a few months ago it was a still a little-visited and serene place, crisscrossed by canals, with real houses and real people, not...More

1  Thank xamhayana
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