Xitang Ancient Town, Jiashan County

#1 of 203 in Historic Sites in Zhejiang
Must see · Historic Walking Area · Historic Site
Crisscrossed by nine rivers, Xitang Ancient Town represents a scenic water town with a history dating back to the Spring and Autumn Period. The town contains eight sections linked by traditional stone bridges, and amid its narrow streets you can seek out many antique residences as well as temples. During your exploration, notice how a large number of well-preserved buildings, corridors, lanes, and bridges bring artistic quality to the ambience. Also, examine a series of archaic residential houses which hold special cultural value, since they were mostly constructed during the reign of the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Using our world travel planner, Jiashan County attractions like Xitang Ancient Town can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is one of the smaller water towns where the residents still live in the homes/buildings that line the canals making the whole experience more authentic in our minds. The water is still a dirty...  more »
  • Great for photos, when not jostling with crowd, shops are touristy otherwise. Take the canal ride for some nice views, and do a cosplay experience for photo shots.  more »

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