If you are planning a trip to Shanghai then seeing ancient towns can be a good choice. Shanghai has some of the best ancient towns. You can visit these towns in spring or autumn when the morning as well as nightfall are very charming time of the day.
Qibao Ancient Town is a mini water town and nearest to the Central Shanghai. This city is having ancient architectural style and water scenery. You can enjoy various snacks which is sold on the Qibao Old Street. Distilled liquor is very famous in this town. You can enjoy ancient entertainment like cricket fighting and miniature engravings at Zhou Family Miniature Engravings.
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town is a little town and spoiled with the tourist shops. It is a nice destination to escape from noisy modern city which lies at a distance of about 50 kilometers from Shanghai urban area. Cimen Temple and Zhuxi Garden are the famous attractions of this town. This town is well decorated with the ancient bridges, water ways, traditional Chinese style residences and a natural lake.
Qiandeng Ancient Town is a tiny water town, less crowded, authentic ancient town with Culture and less commercialized. It has the residences depicting Ming and Qing style and ancient atmosphere. You can experience the culture in this town with having history of more than two thousand years. You can get mini carvings from Yawan Pavilion which is a souvenir shop and is really exquisite.
Fengjing Ancient Town is the birthplace of the paintings of Jinshan’s Farmer. It has rich cultural content, elegant night scenery, less commercialized and less crowded. It is about one hour drive from the central Shanghai. You can go for a short trip to this town on weekend as it is less crowded as compared to other ancient towns. This town is laced by the water way network and lotus flowers are planted I the water areas making this town more elegant in summer. It has ancient-style buildings which trace back to old times. You can visit Lu Jirent Art Gallery, Ding Cong