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Address: No.39 Xinfeng Road, Fengjing Town, Jinshan District, Shanghai 201500, China
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Throwback to a different way of life compared to Shanghai nearby

A very quiet and old-world feel is in the air in the Fengjing River Town area. Small buildings, craft shops, private homes all on the edge of the river/canal system. Interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Andover, MA
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Andover, MA
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very quiet and old-world feel is in the air in the Fengjing River Town area. Small buildings, craft shops, private homes all on the edge of the river/canal system. Interesting stone bridges, old style architecture, local people playing cards on the street in front of their homes. You can't feel any further from the downtown Shanghai towers and crowds... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Compared with the other water towns around SH, this one is rather unspoiled. Yes there are tourists, but far less then in others. Saw a few tens of Chinese tourists, no Westerners, but then it is no longer the tourist season, a working day and not the best weather. The town feels original, yes with loads of shops, but mostly... More 

Thank Brussels_Judging
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150 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you have a chance to get out to this beautiful water town, you won't be disappointed. It was reasonably busy with Chinese tourists, but as westerners, we appeared to be the only ones, as such, we ended up in a few photos, as people took photos of us, either walking or in the little boat on the canal. The... More 

Thank aussienomadAustralia
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

- location: about 60km to the southern east from Shanghai - travel: take metro to JinJiang Park station (line 1) and get of to take the highway bus (50 minutes); taxi or drive there is ok too. Last bus from shanghai is about midnight, last bus from Fengjing is 9:00pm - beauty and peaceful ancient village. Some ancient houses/spot required... More 

Thank giftdeath
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the village with friends and kids, nice setting, nice street scenes. You can visit the town for free, but you can also get an access pass to visit several houses and exhibition. The visit are well worth it. Only typical Chinese street food and local restaurant. A Starbucks is being built but not available yet.

Thank Bernard C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Spent an afternoon exploring the area. Not too bad, like other water towns... but upkeep is a bit run-down. The put-off: they sell dog meat! Yucks! I'm not a dog lover but...

Thank DC8303sg
Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Fengjing is a stretch of streets along two canals with lots of shops and restaurants. It was raining the day we went, so we did not take any of the boat rides. Most walkways are covered to provide shelter from rain and sunshine, so it is worth going at any kind of weather. We learnt about chinese life and chinese... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

a wonderful contrast to the pulsing Shanghai downtown is this ancient little village just at the outskirts (roughly 1 hour travel time). History has been preserved in a way that it is easy to recognize how social systems in the environment have functioned. Local handmade production of various goods, a nice little shopping street, teahouses, channels on which you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

This is an area that can be easily accessed by a bus from Shanghai taking about 1 hour and it drops you right off at the main entrance to one of the tourist views. I would avoid paying the total admission ticket instead paying individually to those specific buildings or views you wish to see. there is one view that... More 

1 Thank Dan H
Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

There are many old bridges, ancient architecture and rambling streets through this old town, about 600 years old if my facts are right. It is still a thriving, working town, not just tourists. I'd like to come back and spend more time lingering in one of the bars or teahouses on the waterways. There are museums, I've never bothered to... More 

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