Zhujiajiao is an old water town in the Pingpu District of Shanghai, about 49 kilometers far from central Shanghai. The town has a vibrant waterway system which connects every house in the town. The town was build 1,700 years ago, and many of the buildings travel see today date back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. These canals served as important transportation links. People and goods were transported by small boat on the small canals from house to house in ancient times. There are 36 ancient stone bridges over the canals, which are all still in use by locals and tourists. China Highlights offer tours from Shanghai to visit this old town with a cruise around the town.
There are two kinds of boats cruising around the town:
These small gondolas can be seen everywhere in the town, and are a nice way to get a view of the town from the water. Each gondola can hold 6 people. There are two kinds of trip – short distance and long distance. The short distance trip take passengers up and down the main canal, and the price is 60 yuan/per boat. The Long distance cruise travel all over the town and back, and the price is 120 yuan/per boat. Tickets can be bought in the small wooden ticket booths.
Boat trips on the lake are available. The ticket is around 40-60 yuan/erp person. The boats are available at No 60 Dongjing Street.
Docks you may take a boat trip: Fangsheng Bridge放生桥, Kezhi Yuan课植园 and The Town God Temple (Chenghuangmiao): 城隍庙.
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I updated this article on February 7, 2013
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