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Qiantong Ancient Town

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Quiet and peaceful

Authentic old town and not too busy when we visited. Definitely worth a trip. Restaurants were... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
James8379
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Ningbo, China
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Still the taste of old chinese town

It is not as famous as Xitang, Wuzheng or Zhouzhuang, but thanks of its non-famous, it is not... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2013
Shruye
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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

A cool place to walk around, tickets cost 70 RMB before 5pm. Buildings from Ming & Qing dynasty. The tofu is unique, as is celebrated with a festival every Spring.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meander821835
Reviewed May 26, 2018

We hired a car and driver to take us to Qiantong Old Town, about 1½ hours from Ningbo. It's an atmospheric old town, a "living" town in which 80% of the residents have the "Tong" family name. The town is generally very well preserved and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank fitzfloyd
Reviewed November 10, 2017

It was on my things-to-do list for years, finally we visited the town this year in a sunny day in October.The town has hundred years of history, and in the TONG family temple on the back of the town where the family history can be...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KevinT888
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Authentic old town and not too busy when we visited. Definitely worth a trip. Restaurants were pretty casual and good value for money.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank James8379
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Lots of history and lots of information available in English to get a good understanding of the medieval water technologies that were employed throughout this town. Good variety of foods and beverages. Trouble was that we visited in the height of summer so it was...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank tanemcleay
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was a great place to visit for a day out. We bussed down from Ningbo and easily caught a taxi out to Ancient Town roughly 40-50 Yuan. 25 minutes from bus station. Its charm was in a lot of its ruined sections giving Qiantong...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 404jungleman
Reviewed July 5, 2015

The most interesting feature of the Ancient Town is that descendants still live here. To see people living with the old and the new is eye opening. I very much enjoyed this visit. I brought home a wood carving to remind me of this lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank NolaRiceakaCandy
Reviewed January 17, 2014

HI, I had been to ninghai and had a chance to visit the place. Went there in an afternoon with slight cold winds blowing, Had a fantastic time and specially had warm soya bean cake to have alongwith the sauce, it was lovely and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Shrinagesh N
Reviewed February 15, 2013

It is not as famous as Xitang, Wuzheng or Zhouzhuang, but thanks of its non-famous, it is not over-developed like other old towns. The town is not very big, maybe in one or two hours you can walk around it. But you can feel that...More

Date of experience: February 2013
3  Thank Shruye
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was well worth the trip to see. Although I researched the site on the Internet, I failed to note that this is not a museum village with re enact ours and docents, it is a real community that you are visiting. You get to...More

5  Thank Walmack
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