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5 Hours Tour to Ancient Zhujiajiao Water Town

5 Hours Tour to Ancient Zhujiajiao Water Town
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Itinerary Features

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

Every person knows that Shanghai is the most cosmopolitan city in China. But near the border of Jiangsu Province, by the side of Dianshan Lake, around 48 km to the center of downtown Shanghai, lies the graceful ancient Zhujiajiao Water Town.

As the most famous water town in Shanghai, Zhujiajiao Water Town, the Shanghais Venice, is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years. The little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes.

In fact, Shanghai area was also a water town and many fishing villages around 170 years ago which was quite like the current Zhujiajiao Town. We can know what the old Shanghai looked like in this town.

Endowed with another elegant name - Pearl Stream - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.

It is said that to visit Zhujiajaio without seeing the bridges means that you have not really been to Zhujiajiao at all! Bridges here are distinctive and old, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties. The old town is thoroughly connected by 36 delicate spans in different shapes and styles, from wooden to stone to marble.

Fangsheng Bridge (Setting-fish-free Bridge) is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge, with five openings in Shanghai region. This bridge was built in 1571. On the bridge stands a stone tablet named Dragon Gate Stone, which is engraved with 8 coiling dragons encircling a shining pearl. On top of the bridge are 4 lifelike stone lions.


In the town, there is an ancient street filled with representative ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, attracting great numbers of domestic and foreign visitors. That is North Street, which is the best preserved ancient street in this suburb. Only one kilometer long, the whole street is at once primitively simple, yet very elegant. Strolling on this ancient thoroughfare and appreciating the historic buildings, long-established stores, and old bridges as well as the many narrow lanes is another enjoyment.


Zhujiajiao boasts imposing gardens as well as ancient dwellings built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Among the ancient architecture, Kezhi Garden is the largest manorial garden. The garden is commonly named Ma Family Garden after a former host named Ma Wenqin.

Located in Xijin Street in the northern part of town, Kezhi Garden features beautiful sightseeing and quiet and secluded surroundings. It consists mainly of three parts, including a hall area, an artificial hill area and a garden area. In the artificial hill area, there is magnificent symbolic architecture - a foursquare five-story building, on the top of which stands a diametric pavilion named Moon View Pavilion. This building is considered the tallest architecture in the town.

The scenic spots outlined here are just a sampling of the pretty attractions of this water town. Old narrow lanes, peculiar stone hawsers on the riverside and old residences also make you enjoy yourself so much as to forget to go home.

More info about Zhujiajiao Town at its official website at:


Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary 

Ancient Zhujiajiao Town: 

Fangsheng Bridge (Setting-fish-free Bridge) and Many ancient bridges, North Street, Ancient Tea House, Ancient Soy Sauce Works and so on.

City God Temple, Kezhi Garden, Yuanjing Buddhist Temple, Great Qing Post Office, Quanhua Art Gallery, Shanghai Handicraft Zhujiajiao Exhibition Hall, Zhaxidawa Tibetan Culture Hall. 


Experience in the Itinerary:

* Indulge yourself in the soft rhythm in a serene and peaceful water town with over 1000 years history.