Zhujiajiao, China
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Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient canal town with a history of more than 1700 years. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream', Zhujiajiao is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Covering an area of 47 square kilometres you can enjoy the antiquity, leisure and tranquillity of the unique old bridges across tiny streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, houses with courtyards attached, temples and teahouses

Bridges in the town 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.


Zhujiajiao is a 45 minute bus ride from the centre of town or 160RMB for a cab ride incl toll fee.