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Fengjing Ancient Town

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Introduction to Fengjing Ancient Town (枫泾古镇)

Fengjing Ancient Town is one of the famous historic and cultural towns in China and also one of the Eight New Views in Shanghai. Located in southwest of Shanghai, Fengjing Ancient Town is 57 kilometers away from Shanghai downtown. As a typical water town, Fengjing Ancient Town become a popular tourist destination around Shanghai for leisure and relaxation for its long history and beautiful ancient architectures.

Fengjing Ancient Town boasts as the best-preserved and largest ancient water town in Shanghai. The history of the town can be dated back to 1,500 years ago during the Yuan Dynasty. As a typical ancient water town, Fengjing is surrounded by network of water ways. There are rivers and canals running through the water town. Also there are about 52 bridges in Fengjing and many of the bridges were built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Zhihe Bridge which was built during the Yuan Dynasty is the oldest one and has a history more than 700 years.

When traveling to Fengjing Ancient Town, what stands out are the charming ancient architectures there. These buildings are mostly built during the Ming and Qing dynasties in the classic architectural style of white walls and grey tiles. Buildings are mostly located along the four main streets. With old houses and ancient bridges, trees and waterways, Fengjing is especially charming for its ancientness and quaintness.

The old local culture and customs in Fengjing Ancient Town is also worth exploring. There are ancient tea houses to enjoy great tea and local opera performances. What’s more, the local reputed Chinese folk painting and many fold crafts attract many tourists.

   
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Location

No.39 Xinfeng Road, Fengjing Town, Jinshan DistrictShanghai

   
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Main Sights

Zhihe Bridge, Rainbow Bridge

   
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Travel Information

Admission: 50 Yuan

Opening Hours: 8:00AM - 9:30PM

   
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Transportation 

1. To reach Fengjing Ancient Town take Metro Line 1 getting off at Jinjiang Amusement Park then take a bus getting off at Feng Mei Xian station.  

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting Fengjing Ancient Town during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

 

 


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