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Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Introducing Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Guide, Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Travel Guide
Article from Shanghai Municipal Commission of Tourism
Edited by Sharleen

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is known as the Venice in Shanghai. Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is a well-preserved waterside ancient town. Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. It is popularly called as Water Town because of the numerous water passageways which run in between homes and infrastructures.

During the Wanli years of the Ming Dynasty (1573-1617), with merchants flocking to the place and a growing population, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town had become a prosperous town. In Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, we can still see the traces of the antique markets and streets of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

In the centuries past Zhujiajiao was a trading area due to the many canals, which were used to ferry products along in little boats and barges. Boats are still very much part of the charm of the place. Now young people and those who want to unwind after a day’s work go there from Shanghai to relax. The antique buildings and simple life-style of the Zhujiajiao Ancient Town's people will give visitors a feeling of peace and rest.

Quick Facts on Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

• Name: Shanghai Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
• Location: Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District
• Phone: +86-21-59240077
• Dates: Warring States Period (403 BC-221 BC)
• Best Time to Visit: All year
• Recommended Time for a Visit: More than 3 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:30-19:30
• Admission Fee: CNY80 (cruise boat and nine scenic spots); CNY60 (eight scenic spots); CNY30 (four scenic spots)
• Tour Boats: CNY60 (short route); CNY120 (long route)