The Zhujiajiao water town is located in the border of the Jiangsu and Zhejiang province and Shanghai municipality; it is also the center of the Qingpu, Kunshan, Songjiang, Wujiang and Jiashan five districts. Occupying an area of 47 kilometer squares, Zhujiajiao has been one of the key towns in those places. Located in Qingpu district, the Zhujiajiao water town is a high-traffic place, it can be easily accessed by the public transports. 30 kilometers away from the Hongqiao international airport to the east, Zhujiajiao is within reach. |
The Zhujiajiao water town has a history of more than one thousand years. With a very favorable geography; it leans against the north face of the mountains, surrounded by the Dianshan Lake, There are rivers and streams criss-crossing Zhujiajiao water town, the water is the soul of the ancient town, adding more charming to it, this is why people call it the “Oriental Venice”. It is a pearl of Chinese water towns.
In the long course of history, Zhujiajiao water town gave birth to many celebrities, those people came from all walks of life, each of them made a significant achievement in their own field. Those people enrich the culture here. In 1991, the Shanghai government listed it as one of four historic and cultural towns in Shanghai municipality.
Upon arrival the town, one will be amazed by all the surroundings, a five arched bridge which is the oldest in Shanghai leads you to the heart of the town, where you can get a sneak peek of the local life style.
To fully experience the charming, you need take a boat to hang around; the boat is the main transports. Due to good preservations, most of the bridges and the residential houses are still in good condition and remains the same as they were. Every turns you take, different views you will enjoy. Surprises are always in the corner.
Being renowned by the ingenious layout, Zhujiajiao water town now seize the opportunity to develop its tourism, making it a must-see in Shanghai.
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