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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
+86 21 5924 0077
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (106 reviews)
“water town” (107 reviews)
“day trip” (69 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
+86 21 5924 0077
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our itinerary with Miki Tours included a visit to Zhujiajiao Water Town and a Shanghai City Tour. The water town is located approximately one hour away from the port so we got an early start and was rated the best water town on various websites....More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The canal town is round 2 hours drive from Shanghai. The houses along the canals and the bridges cross the canals provide many motives for photographs. The town is very commercialized. The former residential houses are now shops, restaurants or food stalls. You can also...More

Thank jfromd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very busy, sunday visit! but good fun and very friendly.walk Well worth a walk round . A highlight of our Shanghai visit

Thank goanywhereEssex
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have time interesting to see. The city is certainly NOT like Venice so that would be a big disappointment; however it is interesting and enjoyed the ride in the canal. Shops are nice but nothing extraordinary and wherever you go make sure to...More

Thank Tangaroa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

About 1 hr from the city, it is worth going..nice experiences...shops and dining options...can see that the western shops are trying also...you must try the boat ride and you feel the venice of the east feeling!!

Thank anieh_chan
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did a half day tour to the ancient water village booked through Viator.com The drive was supposed to be 1 hour each way, but traffic was bad to it took just over an hour and half each way. The town it's self had nice...More

Thank esd3104
Reviewed 1 week ago

Zhujiajiao provides museums, gardens, art, street markets, and boat tours, making for a day of fun right outside of Shanghai.

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

was a bit disappointed calling it an ancient town, better call it an old town, not so ancient like Wuzhen. local snacks and food was good and reasonable price. Won't be reach by subway, you need to change to a bus to reach the town.

Thank STTiong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the metro to east end of 2 line then caught a didi car (Uber/Lyft). Once we arrived we wandered on our own. There was no entrance fee. We were met by a “local” offering to give us a guided tour - yet we...More

Thank Val H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A river town located at about slightly more than an hours drive from the city centre. Despite renovations and roadworks being carried out to accommodate and appeal to tourists , Zhu jia jiao still manages to maintain its distinct charm as a traditional old town....More

Thank YiRen T
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30 November 2017|
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Response from Garry M | Reviewed this property |
It will be cold but you will not have the crowds i think each season has is own beauty.. Half day tour is enough and suggest you book a tour through your Travel Agent . with guide you will see a lot more and will not be... More
19 September 2017|
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Response from Margarite C | Reviewed this property |
Half day is sufficient
12 July 2017|
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Response from Crystal P | Reviewed this property |
I just took the bus from People's Square today. I paid 12 RMB cash on the bus (each way). The person collecting money could make change, but its best to bring exact fare just in case. Make sure you have the Chinese word for... More