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Private Day Tour to Xitang Ancient Water Town from Shanghai
"Your guide and driver will come to pick you up at your preferred time at your centrally located hotel in Shanghai. The drive from downtown to the water town takes about 1.5 hours. You will begin your tour by wandering along the Misty Corridor. Then heading to see the stone-skin lane that is less than 1 meter wide. It’s a tight squeeze not much wider than a single person between two buildings paved by a single row of more than 160 granite stones.The West Garden is the most preserved and clas there is a Chinese Button Museum where you can see how the workers make buttons out of pearls! After you spend another hour observing the incredible town you will reach the food street. There you can enjoy some food or take a break for tea at your own expense. You may also take an optional boat ride at your own expense.Once your tour has come to an end you will be transferred back to your Shanghai accommodation the whole tour is around 6 hours."
From $332.00
 
Xitang Water Town Private Day Trip from Shanghai
"In the morning after breakfast your tour guide will pick you up and transfer you by private vehicle from Shanghai to Xitang Water town.  There are many well-known water towns around Shanghai. Xitang definitely ranks as one of the top on the list. Nine rivers run through t while over 100 bridges connect the water-town into one entity. The picturesque scenery of Xitang will surely captivate any visitor home and abroad. You want to know how popular it is? This amazing water town was even in the movie ""Mission Impossible 3"" it is very charming and boasts a long covered corridor by the river which differentiates in from other water towns. A short cruise in Xitang is included for you to experience the beautiful view on the water.The lunch is on your own in the town and your tour guide will recommend some restaurants for you. you will be transferred back to your centrally located hotel in Shanghai."""
From $179.00
 
Tongli Water Town Visit and Courtyard Life Style Experience at Jinze Water Village
"Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby in the morning and go to famous Tongli ancient water village directly. It's a beautiful water town with over 1500 years history. Even nowadays the locals still have a living along the riverside. You will spend about 2 hours here to explore the alley ways and visit the most exquisite ""Retreat and Reflection Garden"". Then you will be transferred to another peaceful water village named Jinze which is with a history of more than 2000 years.  It hasn’t been commercialized as a tourist attraction yet so you can truly experience a primitive water village of China. Your lunch will be served at a classic courtyard style tea house
From $243.00

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Local websites with travel info:English version: http://www.xitang.com.cn/eindexx1.htmChinese version:...
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"ZHONGFU" HALL

Zhongfu Hall is a private mansion. Built in 17 century, Zhongfu Hall is a typical folk residence style for Ming and Qing Dynasties, with 7 lines together with a back garden. This picture shows the...
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NARROW LANE

Lanes are another peculiar sight of Xitang. Shipi lane on West street is the famous one. It is 68m long with an only 1mwidth, laid 216 pieces of stone blocks. When you have a walk through it and have...
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A SMALL GARDEN - XIYUAN

So called “Chinese garden” is often a back garden of large household in southern China. Generally there are pavilions, booths, rockeries and fishponds in a small place. It is built very fine. Do you...
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IMPRESSION

Xitang – ancient town in water region We are from many place on the world, from deferent country, cities, countryside. We have already used to the sphere of activities of ourselves. But I believe...
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Preface

Xitang is located in the north of Zhejiang province between Shanghai and Hangzhou, is one of six famous ancient town in the water-region in ChinaXitang has considerably its own characteristics among...
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Unique Door 'Structure'

Obviously, the full door is open to let the sun and air into the dark house, while the half-height door functions as a fence during the day.The big Chinese character 'Happiness' is always hung upside...
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Sunset

Xitang is at its prettiest at dawn and dusk, so try to be around at those times. Staying overnight is a good idea!
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Narrow Alleys

Behind the riverfront houses are the narrow alleys, the narrowest one is said only 30 cm 'narrow'. More.
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Overpass House

They reminded me of the similar structure across the streets in Rothenburg, Germany (see corresponding page for comparison).The sign says: 'To West Garden, and the Button Museum'.More
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Ancient Bridges

There are several ancient arch bridges in the town. Notice the steps in front of each house, their access to the water transportation - boats.More later
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