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Shaxi Ancient Town

Middle of Taicang, Taicang 215400, China
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Small town, only come here if you have been to others

It is a small town about 90 mins drive from Shanghai. Takes about 1-2 hours to stroll from one end... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
xiliu82
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Belmont, California
Interesting place to visit

First of all it is great to see that ancient places are being preserved. The old buildings give you... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
transconti
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 Jul 2017
“Small town, only come here if you have been to others”
23 Jul 2016
“Interesting place to visit”
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Middle of Taicang, Taicang 215400, China
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

It is a small town about 90 mins drive from Shanghai. Takes about 1-2 hours to stroll from one end to the other. Nothing too special about this town, so only come here if you have been to others like Nanxun, Wuzhen, Tongli, Xitang, etc.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

First of all it is great to see that ancient places are being preserved. The old buildings give you a very good impression of ancient architecture and you can also watch craftsmen doing woodcarving, for example. The ambivalence between ancient buildings and mopeds driving on...More

Thank transconti
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Great place to go - if you like water villages. It is very different from the other water villages like Zhou Zhuang, Tongli, Xitang, Luzhi, ... Less crowded, less waterways but real people living in the houses - it is not a show but real...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to visit with family.The ships within the complex sell items with hiked prices and poor quality so should be avoided

Thank Ashwin P
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

We visited this little town as part of our day trip to Shibaoshan. According to our guide, this town is older than both the more famous Shuhe ancient town and Dayan ancient town. In comparison, this place is much less commercialized or developed. We thoroughly...More

1  Thank 908Laura
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We are very glad that we visited Shaxi, having also visited Lijing and Dali. The latter, while still attractive, have become rather commercialized,whereas Shaxi is still mostly unspoiled. Most people encountered in the street are locales going about their business, rather than tourists. (We visited...More

1  Thank frederic680
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I visited this Ancient Town during my stay in Taicang and I found it to be very interesting and the area opened my eyes as to how many people live here opposed to what I am used to in Australia.

4  Thank Frank O
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I went with an American friend and his Chinese wife to visit Shaxi Watertown on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. They have probably visited hundreds of historical and other sites in China - it's a passion for him. Unlike most of the similar tourist areas in...More

2  Thank Grant713
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