Fengjing Ancient Town is situated in the southwest of Shanghai, around 60 kilometers from the center of the city. It’s a cultural and historical town that dates back some 1,500 years and is surrounded by a network of waterways, all connected by a myriad of bridges and alleyways.
With its market stalls, folk arts, traditional restaurants, and fantastic photo opportunities, Fengjing Ancient Town is well worth the day trip from Shanghai. A stroll through the old streets of Fengjing will put you in touch with the ancient culture and customs of traditional Chinese life. Most of the buildings in the town are Ming and Qing in style; two-storeys high with white washed walls and black-tiled roofs.
The town is open from 8am until 4:30pm (5pm from May to September). There’s a CNY 50 entrance fee to access Fengjing Ancient Town, and some of the other attractions within the town also attract a small fee. The site can be reached by taking the metro (line 1) to Jinjiang Leyuan Station, then catching the bus or getting a taxi to Fengjing. There are also direct buses from Shanghai to Fengjing leaving from Hongkong Football Stadium.