Enjoy a visit to Zhujiajiao Village. Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town with a history of more than 1,700 years and recognized as the best preserved of the water towns.
Endowed with the elegant nickname – “Pearl Stream,” the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of modern Shanghai to a world of antiquity, leisure, and tranquility.
These ancient towns, as well as Shanghai itself, are built on the vast Yangtze River delta, which flows nearly 3,800 miles from its headwaters in the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau. Forty percent of China’s people and 70 percent of the nation’s rice are from the Yangtze River basin, which was recently harnessed by the Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam in the world.
“Beautiful, peaceful alternative to modern and busy Shanghai. I loved it!” – S12 Voyager