Zhujiajiao is a beautiful ancient city located in the suburb of Shanghai city, China. The main significance of this ancient town is that it is built on water. Just like in Vienna traveling around the town is done by boats. The experience they offer for travelers is truly unique.
The Zhujiajiao Ancient Town runs back about 1700 years to the time it was established. With a small population of 60,000 people living in this town also known as the ‘Pearl Stream’ is one of the best preserved ancient towns in Shanghai.
In the past this remarkable water town has flourished through clothing and rice businesses and an important trade hub for the surrounding countryside. If you visit this mesmerizing town you would be able to see the unique old bridges across the sparkling stream and antique houses as well as historical buildings such as rice shops, banks, and spice stores.
If you head over to this ancient town you could enjoy a stroll through the picturesque water village and observe the beautiful sights as you relax on a canal cruise. Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is also home to many ancient temples such as the Yuanjin Buddhist Temple that accentuate the value of the town even more. To get closer to the classic water town and explore the cultural background of this ancient town you could visit the silk shops that will help you to learn about the art of silk and how it became a major industry in China.
Do not forget to taste the tantalizing cuisine of this town while you enjoy the boat rides. Green soy beans, Zarou, lotus roots are quite popular in this unique town.
If you want to discover this gorgeous city of Zhujiajiao at your own tempo find a Shanghai hotel that will make you feel at home. Try the Millennium Honggiao Hotel Shanghai that is located in the vicinity of many sightseeing and shopping areas. This Shanghai city hotel is a luxurious hotel that offers excellent amenities and services to make your stay here the best ever.
So head over to this beautiful ancient city of Zhujiajiao and meet and greet its beautiful culture.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+