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Fengjing Ancient Town

Introducing Fengjing Ancient Town
With a history of more than 1,500 years, Fengjing ancient town was once a key connection between Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Unique customs, simple and honest folkways, and idyllic scenery have made it a typical waterside township in south China. The town is the hometown of folk arts and Chinese rice wine. The town is National AAAA Scenery Area and has been selected as one of "the Eight Shanghai Must-Sees."

Fengjing Ancient Town Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Fengjing Guzhen 枫泾古镇
• Best Time to Visit: May to September
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 3 to 5 hours
• Things to Do: Architecture, Painting, Photography
• Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00 from May to Sep; 08:00-16:30 from Oct to Apr
• Entrance Fee: Free; ¥50 for through ticket (8 attractions inside the town); ¥30 for Peasants' Painting Village
• Address: No. 281 Zhufeng Road, Fengjing Town, Jinshan District, Shanghai

What to expect at Fengjing Ancient Town

There are many bridges, temple, famous people and lanes in the Fengjing Ancient Town. Fengjing Ancient Town is also known as the birthplace of the famed Jinshan Peasant Painting, which has won praise for its creative designs and bright colors that vividly represent the everyday life of the working people.

There are 29 streets and blocks, and 84 lanes in the town. Among them, ancient Heping Street, Shengchan Street, Beida Street and Youhao Street are well preserved. Fengjing Town is the only large-scale and beautifully preserved ancient water town in Shanghai.

With great cultural diversity, several notable talents have emerged from Fengjing Town. Cartoons by Ding Cong, paintings by Cheng Shifa, Jinshan Peasants Painting and the Weiqi skill of Gu Shuiru are called "three paintings and one game" of the town. The town is also famous for its delicious food, including golden maple rice wine, Fengjing braised pig's feet, scholar cake and bean curd.

How to get to Fengjing Ancient Town

To Fengjing Ancient Town:
• Take Metro Line 1, and get off at Jinjiang Leyuan Station. Then, walk to the Southwest Bus Station to take the Fengmei Line to Fengjing.

To Peasants' Painting Village:
• Take Metro Line 1, and get off at Jinjiang Leyuan Station. Then, walk to the Southwest Bus Station to take the Fengmei Line to Fengjing Archway. Transfer Fengjing Line 1 or Fengjing Xinbang Line to Zhonghong Village.

Additional travel advice on Fengjing Ancient Town
• Visitors can take a cruise boat (¥80/boat) to explore the town.
• Please take care of your belongings while touring.

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