Zhujiajiao Ancient Town Scenic Area was listed as one of Shanghai's four famous historical and cultural towns in 1991. The town itself is simple and elegant. The small Caogang River divides the town into the northern and southern sections, and residential houses of the Ming and Qing Dynasties line up along the water canal. The town has been called the “Venice of Shanghai.” In recent years, cafes, bars, book shops, postcard shops, and other hipster shops have opened, attracting many musicians, travelers, and young artists to the site.
Located in Zhujiajiao Ancient Town in Shanghai’s Qingpu District, Kezhi Garden was built in 1912. The architecture and features are a combination of Western and Chinese garden styles. The garden contains a number of paths and structures making it suitable for walking and photography. The small buildings and courtyards are tranquil and offer a welcome respite from the hectic pace in central Shanghai.
Located in the Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Fangsheng Bridge is an iconic attraction. The arched stone bridge has a classic design popular with tourists and visitors seeking to snap photos. Standing on the apex, you can admire the whole town. It is a fascinating location with near picture-perfect scenery.
Zhujiajiao Post Office was originally built in 1903 and was one of the major postal centers in Shanghai. Today it is preserved as an example of a Qing Dynasty Post Office. Refurbishments have maintained the original structures, which add to the sense you’re stepping back in time. If you happen to be visiting Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, stop into the post office. This worthwhile attraction is certainly of interest to more than just philatelists.