Zhujiajiao (Chinese name is 朱家角), with a history of more than 1700 years, is an ancient town located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai, about 50 km away from the Bund.
The 36 ancient stone bridges in the town decorate the 9 long streets along the river in Zhujiajiao, and the thousands of Ming and Qing dynasty houses standing by the water show the ancient and simple appearance of the water town in the south. Among them, the Kezhi Garden, the Yuanjin Buddhist Temple, the Post Office of the Qing Dynasty, the City God Temple, and the First Stone Arch Bridge are well-known historical relics that visitors must-see.
If your time is limited, Zhujiajiao would be the best option to get a feel of such ancient towns around Shanghai. Similar to Venice in Italy, taking a black-awning to visit the Zhujiajiao town from the water is a good choice. Each boat can hold six people. There are two kinds of trips: short distances and long-distance.
The short-distance trip takes passengers up and down the main canal, and the price is about 80 RMB per boat for about 10 minutes.
The long-distance cruise travels all over the town and back again, and the price is 150 RMB per boat. Tickets can be bought at the small wooden ticket booths.
The town is also famous for its cuisine, particularly green soybeans, Zarou, lotus roots, and other foods.
Best Seasons: All Seasons, especially spring and autumn
Recommended Visiting Time: half day
Opening Time: all-day
Address: Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 上海市青浦区朱家角古镇旅游区
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