Zhujiajiao – Shanghai takes one hour by car . I took the bus from Shanghai Indoor Stadium.
The water towns are typical around Shanghai area. Amsterdam is famous for its canals, but the Dutch capital is not surrounded by as much water. The canals are larger in Zhujiajiao, the village is still authentic despite the construction of many shops. The town has a lot of traditional Chinese sightseeing : Kezhi Garden , Buddhist Temple and many bridges.
The local cuisine is famous for 扎肉 ( zha rou ) : meat wrapped in leaves .
The only return bus arrived at 17 . That will be the main drawback of the bus tour from Shanghai stadium.
The final sequences of Mission Impossible 3 in Shanghai made me want to see water town. Too bad that night , I learnt the scenes featured were in Xitang
Zhujiajiao is a great place to evade from the “busyness” of Shanghai , it’s a complete different world . See my gallery