Crisscrossed by nine rivers, Xitang Ancient Town represents a scenic water town with a history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period. The town contains eight sections linked by traditional stone bridges, and amid its narrow streets you can seek out many antique residences as well as temples. During your exploration, notice how a large number of well-preserved buildings, corridors, lanes, and bridges bring artistic quality to the ambience. Also, examine a series of archaic residential houses which hold special cultural value, since they were mostly constructed during the reign of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Using our world travel planner, Jiashan County attractions like Xitang Ancient Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Xitang Ancient Town
Xitang Water Village Sunset Tour with Riverside Dining Experience from Shanghai BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $136
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Wuzhen and Xitang Water Town Private Full Day Trip from Shanghai with Lunch and Dinner BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $101
Duration: 11 to 12 hours
Xitang Ancient Town Reviews
The Xitang misty rain added charm to this peaceful, poetic ancient water-town. The rain slowed things down, as on my last visit the bars and restaurants were more lively. more »
We took a day trip from Shanghai to Xitang, also known as the Venice of the East. Our guide purchased our tickets (passports required) before entering the main gates. Our tour included a ride through ... more »
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