Shanghai Sidetrip:
Hangzhou Tour
Suzhou Tour
Zhouzhuang Tour
Zhujiajiao Tour
Jiaozhi Tour
Shanghai Tours :
City Tours
Private One Day Tour
Seat In Coach Tours
Tours With Hotels
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Duration:
Shanghai Day Tour
2 Days Tour
3 Days Tour
4 Days Tour
Tours Over 5 Days
Coach Tours :
Shanghai Coach Tour
Zhujiajiao Coach Tour
Hangzhou Coach Tour
Suzhou Coach Tour
Zhouzhuang Tour
Train Tickets :
Shanghai Beijing Train
Xi an Shanghai Train
Shanghai Lhasa Train
Shanghai Suzhou
Shanghai Hangzhou
Transfer Service :
Airport Transfer
Railway Transfer
Car Rental
Suzhou Transfer
Hangzhou Transfer
    Modern Shanghai isn't just all skyscrapers and flyovers. The actual municipality covers an astonishing 7,037 kmĀ² (2,717 sq mi), and within that urban sprawl, pockets of Old China endure, and the outlying water town of Zhujiajiao is the most charming.

    Like Yangzi (Yangtze) River water towns such as Tongli and Zhouzhuang, Zhujiajiao presents a charming face: willow-lined canals; traditional residences with whitewashed walls, grey slate roofs and classical garden courtyards; calm temples; crooked cobbled lanes and ancient stone bridges spanning waterways plied by flat-bottomed boats. Zhujiajiao makes for a fantastic day-trip escape from

    the clamor and clutter of modern Shanghai, and it's a wonderful window into China's past.The town, which was founded over 1,700 years ago, occupies land that archaeological records show has known human settlement for over 5,000 years. It became a regional commercial center during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties and, as Shanghai grew in later years, was eventually absorbed into the metropolis' expanding suburbs.

    Its impressive architectural heritage includes a number of Ming and Qing dynasty bridges, including the famed Fangsheng Bridgenear the entrance to town where you'll find vendors offering you goldfish to release into the water from the high bridge, which dates back to 1571, for good luck. Look for the "Dragon Gate Stone" tablet with its eight dragons coiled around a pearl and the four carved lions standing watch over the bridge.

    The Huimin Bridge (also called Lang Bridge) is another unique Zhujiajiaotreasure--it's the town's only wooden bridge, enclosing pedestrians in slatted walls beneath upturned eaves. You'll find plenty of byways to wander in Zhujiajiao. The winding primary tourist street, North Street (also known as Ancient Street), is lined with Ming and Qing-era dwellings, many of which feature pleasant canal lookouts.

    How to get there :
    Tour Bus 4 departs for Zhujiajiao from Shanghai Stadium's Gate 4 and buses run from People's Square at the intersection of Lao Chengdubei Road and Dagu Road.