Zhujiajiao

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Zhujiajiao
Town
Zhujiajiao
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 朱家角
 • Pinyin Zhūjiājiǎo
Zhujiajiao
Zhujiajiao
Coordinates: 31°6′46″N 121°3′1″E / 31.11278°N 121.05028°E / 31.11278; 121.05028Coordinates: 31°6′46″N 121°3′1″E / 31.11278°N 121.05028°E / 31.11278; 121.05028
Country China
Municipality Shanghai
District Qingpu
Population
 • Total 60,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://zhujj.shqp.gov.cn/

Zhujiajiao (Chinese: 朱家角; pinyin: Zhūjiājiǎo; literally "Zhu Family Corner") is an ancient town located in the Qingpu District of Shanghai. The population of Zhujiajiao is 60,000.

Zhujiajiao is a water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago. Archaeological findings dating back 5,000 years have also been found. 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today.

Typical stone bridge in Zhujiajiao

Historic sites[edit]

The village prospered through clothing and rice businesses. Today, old historical buildings such as rice shops, banks, spice stores and even a Qing dynasty post office can still be found.

Zhujiajiao has many sites of historic interest, such as Fangsheng Bridge, Kezhi Garden and the Yuanjin Buddhist Temple.

Upside Down Lion Pavilion in Kezhi Garden

However, recent overdevelopment threatens the village's authenticity - most notably the current (2012) conversion of its people's square into shops and the large-scale shopping and entertainment complexes being constructed in and around the Old Town.

Cuisine[edit]

The town is also famous for its cuisine, particularly green soy beans, Zarou, lotus roots and other foods.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Because of its large number of waterways, much of Zhujiajiao's transport is by boat.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Food - ZhuJiaJiao". En.zhujiajiao.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ "江南古镇朱家角欢迎您!". Zhujj.shqp.gov.cn. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 

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