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Address: Middle of Taicang, Taicang 215400, China
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Interesting place to visit

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... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 24 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 a 300 year old bridge is quite strange but a very good allegory of China.

Thank transconti
Dusseldorf, Germany
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325 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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 life ...

Thank FamTrescher
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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
San Francisco, California
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188 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 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 enjoyed our stroll through the town. Just outside the town, we were lucky enough to... More 

1 Thank 908Laura
Hua Hin, Thailand
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 in March, the low season, when the weather is glorious. Things may be different during... More 

1 Thank frederic680
Gosford, Australia
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 2 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
Linwood, Michigan
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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 China - this one still has not caught on with the crowds - very empty... More 

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