10 lesser-known water towns

Zhujiajiao Town

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Zhujiajiao Town is covered by snow in the winter. [Photo/IC]

Located to the west of Shanghai, adjacent to the Dianshan Lake scenic area, Zhujiajiao Town is an ancient town with a charm that is typical of China's Jiangnan region (the lower reaches of the Yangtze River).

During the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), there were 16 people there who passed the national-level civil servant recruitment examinations, and more than 40 graduates of the provincial-level examinations, qualifying for the highest level competition in that area. Among them were the scholar Wang Chang (1725-1806), the imperial physician Chen Lianfang (1837-1914), the novelist Lu Shi’e (1878-1944), the newspaper magnate Xi Yufu (1867-1929), and the monk painter Yushi, who all left a rich cultural legacy for the town.

Location:Zhujiajiao town, Qingpu district, Shanghai



Shops in a lane in Zhujiajiao Town [Photo/IC]



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