Crisscrossed by nine rivers, Xitang Ancient Town represents a scenic water town with a history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period. The town contains eight sections linked by traditional stone bridges, and amid its narrow streets you can seek out many antique residences as well as temples. During your exploration, notice how a large number of well-preserved buildings, corridors, lanes, and bridges bring artistic quality to the ambience. Also, examine a series of archaic residential houses which hold special cultural value, since they were mostly constructed during the reign of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Using our world travel planner, Jiashan County attractions like Xitang Ancient Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Xitang Ancient Town
$260 BOOK WITH VIATOR Xitang Water Village Sunset Tour with Riverside Dining Experience from Shanghai
Duration: 8 hours
$284 BOOK WITH VIATOR Wuzhen and Xitang Water Town Private Full Day Trip from Shanghai with Lunch and Dinner
Duration: 11 to 12 hours
Xitang Ancient Town reviews
This is one of the smaller water towns where the residents still live in the homes/buildings that line the canals making the whole experience more authentic in our minds. The water is still a dirty... more »
Great for photos, when not jostling with crowd, shops are touristy otherwise. Take the canal ride for some nice views, and do a cosplay experience for photo shots. more »
Xitang, 🇨🇳 China Welcome to enter with me in Xitang, a charming water town crisscrossed by nine rivers near Shanghai! This city has more than 2000 years history. Its typical architecture with little lanes and canals will charm you. The city hasn't been developed so much in modern time and kept its ancestral loveliness.
A lovely but overly sanitised place. Far out from city and it is not easy to get to. You are better off going to Zhujiajiao.
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