Endowed with an elegant name "Pearl Stream", the Zhujiajiao water town of more than 1,700 years, is the best preserved one among the four ancient water towns in Shanghai. Accompanied by your local tour guide, explore the unique ancient bridges across bubbling streams, small river shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyard. Stay away the bustle and hustle of the modern big city, immerse yourself into this little town get enjoy the leisure, antiquity and tranquility.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Zhujiajiao Water Town
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Zhujiajiao is one of the nearest water towns away from the urban area of Shanghai. Its traditional atmosphere is completely different from Shanghai city. Zhujiajiao has a long history, simple folk customs and profound cultural accumulation. As early as the Liangzhu period five thousand years ago, there were human activities. As early as the Three Kingdoms period more than 1700 years ago, there were village fairs. In the period of the Ming Dynasty, it has become a bustling market town with thousands of merchants and fireworks.
Our Shanghai Private tour guide will meet you at your Shanghai hotel, you'll find a welcome sign " Shanghai Private Tour", drive to visit the Zhujiajiao water town. Upon arrival, you guide will take you to explore the sites of ancient town.
The first tourism spot is Fangsheng Bridge, it is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge, with five openings both in Zhujiajiao and in the Shanghai region. This bridge was built in 1571. On the bridge stands a stone tablet named Dragon Gate Stone, which is engraved with 8 coiling dragons encircling a shining pearl. On top of the bridge are 4 lifelike stone lions.
Next, you will visit Baoguo Temple, it was built in 1640, the 13th year of Chongzhen in the Ming Dynasty. It was named "Guanwang Temple" because it worships Guanyu. After Baoguo temple, there is an ancient ginkgo biloba, with a tree circumference of 6 meters and a height of 36.5 meters. The East-West crown diameter is up to 7 meters. It has been more than 1050 years old. It was planted in about five generations. It is the oldest and largest ancient ginkgo biloba in Shanghai.
Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.
After lunch, you will move on to the Zhujiajiao's Chenghuang Temple, there are thousands of City God Temples in China. But the City God Temple in Zhujiajiao water town is a prime place of worship for Taoists with archaie and elegant architecture. The features of this temple are the stage. Abacus. Gingko tree.
At last, visit the whole water town from the most interesting perspective, if you want to relax yourself and learn some exquisite water town culture, boat cruise on it well be the best way.
After the sightseeing, drive you back to Shanghai and your tour ends.
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