Swan Hotel Shanghai

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

2211 North Sichuan Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, 200081, China
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Shanghai city to the neighboring Canal Towns by boat is possible ??

by vaioy

I would like to find out whether it is possible to take boat trips from Shanghai to the Canal towns like SuZhou, TongLi, ZhouZhang,....etc.

If not, would it be possible to take public transport (bus and train) to make as many connections to all the important Canal towns (4-5 towns) in 1-2 days using Shanghai as a base.

Where is a good site to see the connection times for buses and trains to these towns. English or Chinese is OK.

I would like to capture the views of these ancient history before they vanish with modernization.


Re: Shanghai city to the neighboring Canal Towns by boat is possible ??

by jamw198

You can only take either bus or train to these towns. I've only gone to Xitang from Shanghai. It's best to spend at least 1 night at these towns.


Re: Shanghai city to the neighboring Canal Towns by boat is possible ??

by ellyse

No external link by ferry to/from any of the water villages. No train station at any of them either, you'll need to take buses, or train+bus.
Suzhou doesn't qualify as a water village anymore. Zhouzhuang is too touristy.

Re: Shanghai city to the neighboring Canal Towns by boat is possible ??

by TimSimpson

No ideas re boat trips from Shanghai - sorry! If there are 'old towns' in Hangzhou & Suzhou they keep it quiet but there are some nice walks but you are there to see the gardens [don't forget]. I say that because you seem to wish to travel very fast... Xian canal-town is much as it was but is 'touristy'. The same for Wuzhen 'old'canal town although it was much quieter. Wuzhen 'new' canal town has recently been built for the tourist purpose but is in the old style. Nevertheless it is worth a look to see modern craftsmanship. Do have an enjoyable time.

Travel Tips for Shanghai

Shanghai City

by sunnywong

The largest city in China, Shanghai contains the most striking blend of oriental and western cultures and of the past and present. In this city, European-style buildings can be seen standing alongside typical Chinese structures and ancient temples. Modern ocean-going vessels sail past junks..

Electronic gadget's galore!

by rabbit06 about Metro City

All under one roof, five floors of pc's, mobile phones, camera's and any thing electrical. We have been here a couple of times now and on this visit purchased an evd player ( yes evd ) which Shirley thinks is just great and for 600rmb a good buy!

Zao Zi Shu

by strollingfish about Zao Zi Shu (Jujube tree)

It has 3 branches in Shanghai.
The two I usually go to are:
Huaihai branch, 77 Songshan Rd.(near HuaiHai Zhong Rd.)
Jiangning branch, 258 FengXian Rd.(near NanJing Rd.West, behind West Gate Mall (MeiLongZhen Isetan))
They have set lunch served Mon~Fri
The other one is Gubei branch,848 HuangJin Cheng Rd.


by traveloturc

Located in central Shanghai just south of Huaihai Zhong Road, Xintiandi is a redevelopment of a once rundown part of town based on the layout of an old Shanghainese neighbourhood...
Now it is a state-of-the-art warren of upscale shops, bars and restaurants based on the theme of "where old meets new". Here you find the oddly complimentary combination of the traditional houses of old Shanghai (the 'Shikumen') hosting ultra modern restaurants, bars and shops. The exterior of these shikumen style houses of 1920's Shanghai have been tastefully restored, whilst inside they have been fully renovated to accommodate the tastes of the modern Westerner. From Starbucks to T8, to international chains of Chinese restaurants you will find plenty to soothe a homesick expat, and with a price tag to match.I can tell you easily that its not so interesting for the people who comes from west...

Some Shanghai impressions

by trvlrtom

"Old city scene"

Shanghai is, of course, a grand, expansive and growing city. The size of newly constructed buildings and neighborhoods can be overwhelming. Neighborhoods like this retain an older character, but they seem to be disappearing.

"Cheng Huang Miao"

Many people come to Cheng Huang Miao to make offerings to the deities in the temple. The temple is adjacent to Yu Yuan, and also busy with tourists and other visitors.

"Sunday in the Park"

Dancing in the city park to local musicians.


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