Zhujiajiao Ancient town is located in the suburban area of Shanghai City and it is a well known ancient water town throughout the country. It is having history of more than 17 centuries. It covers an area of about 47 Sq Kilometers and it is like a little fan shaped down and glimmers like the bright pearl due to the presence of mountains and lakes.
It is also known as the Pearl Stream as this little town is well preserved in comparison to other four ancient towns of Shanghai. It has some unique old bridges, Small River which is shaded by willow trees, houses having courtyards. It is far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern cities and full of leisure, antiquity and tranquility.
It is said that visiting to Zhujiajaio is incomplete if you have not see the bridges. The bridges here are very much old as well as distinctive. They were mostly built during the reign of the emperors of Qing and Ming Dynasties. This old town is well connected by the 36 delicate spans which are in different styles and shapes from wood to stone to marble.
Fangsheng Bridge or Setting fish free bridge is the largest, tallest and longest stone bridge. It has five openings in both Shanghai and Zhujiajiao region. The construction of this bridge was completed in the year 1571. There is a stone table which stands on this bridge and called as Dragon Gate Stone. It is engraved with the eight coiling Dragons. There are four lifelike stone lions on the top of this bridge.
Lang Bridge is also known as Huimin bridge is the only one wooden bridge and it is one of the most featured spans of the town. It’s wooden bar on the two sides are upturned eaves above and look like a narrow corridor.
This town has the ancient street which is filled with the ancient building of the Ming and Qing Dynasty which attracts many domestic as well as foreign tourists. The North Street is one kilometer long and it is filled with historical building and it is very simple and premitive. You can also see the Ke Zhi Yuan Garden which was also build by the Ming and Qing Dynasties.