4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Head to the outskirts of Shanghai on this guided 1-day day tour to quaint Chinese villages. See Seven Treasure Town, an ancient water town famous for its textiles, before heading to Zhujiajiao, sometimes called 'Pearl Stream, a village that will take you back in time to the Ming and Qing dynasty with its fantastic architecture, ancient bridges and houses. Also included in this sightseeing tour from Shanghai is a boat ride and visit to a Silk Mill.

Highlights

  • Explore quaint Chinese villages, including the water town of Seven Treasure Town and Zhujiajiao
  • Learn the art of silk making
  • Relax on a sightseeing boat ride
  • Lunch is provided
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off

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What You Can Expect

Zhujiajiao and Seven Treasure Town Day Tour from Shanghai


Seven Treasure Town is an ancient village located outside of Shanghai. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Seven Treasures became a prosperous marketplace, known for its cloth, yarn, carpentry, rice wine and water. The textiles were treasured all over the world, with samples from the era still being displayed at the Great Museum of London. Some of the other sights you will enjoy on the tour include a unique wedding hall inside the textile mill, a shop producing traditional rice wine, and other trades such as blacksmithing, bamboo craft and fine carpentry.

Located in another suburb of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town that shines like a pearl on the Dianpu River. In fact, Zhujiajiao is sometimes called 'Pearl Stream'. It is famous for its well-preserved Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture, ancient bridges, and quaint courtyards. Walking along the zigzag of narrow streets and past the shops in the center of town, you will see how the locals really live as they go about their daily labors, sit in the sun and chat, or play cards with their neighbors. You will also enjoy a leisurely boat ride, taste the local food, or just relax by the river under majestic willow trees.

Highlights:

  • Seven Treasure Town
  • Zhujiajiao Water Village
  • Boat Ride
  • Silk Mill

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

This is another experience of Chinese culture. We experienced the daily chores of people living in these villages as they did many years ago. The architecture of the ancient bridges and houses are all so eye-catching. The leisurely boat ride was very enjoyable and the taste of the local food is yet another experience not to forget.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

A good tour with very good guide. The water town is interesting and the Gondola ride a highlight

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Very Interesting day visiting two water towns close to Shanghai

4 star rating: Recommended October 2011

Beautiful tour and a must see.

Violet
Singapore

4 star rating: Recommended March 2011

nice experience.. but do either the zhouzhuang or this.. not both as they are pretty much the same thing..

Craige P
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended May 2010

I had a private guide who was very good although he explained nothing about the history of the villages to which we went which was disappointing. The villages themselves, while quaint and 'old world' are real tourist traps, unfortunately, although this is not a criticism of the tour. Just don't expect what the promotional descriptions suggest!

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2012

the town was peaceful. However, lunch was horrible!

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2010

The guide focused in one aspect of the visit of Zhujiaojiao the visit to a house and beautiful garden but did not take us to the other main points yemples, Pharmacy to be visited in the water village. Then... we really do not know what is the 7 treasure Town, we were just taken to a market neighborhood of Shanghai and then directly taken to a SILK factory, obviously for us to spend money. Very disapointing.
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