Delightful Water Village Zhujiajiao 朱家角古镇 on 15Jun2018 (Shanghai Trip 15-17Jun2018)

zhujiajiao 朱家角

there are many 古镇(old towns)水乡 (water villages) near shanghai. i went to 乌镇 and a tiny one七宝 last trip. for this trip we decided to visit zhujiajiao朱家角.

now metro line 17 connects to zhujiajiao朱家角, so it was convenient for us to take line 2 from jingansi station to change at hong qiao station (just walk over the platform). the journey took about 1hr 5mins.

WT & GY met us at puli hotel at 10.30am on 15.6.2018.

we were soon on our way to zhujiajiao朱家角.

they also brought 2 white peach & a bag of 杨梅. both were in season & so very sweet & juicy.

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao朱家角. was what they say it is., quite beautiful!

delightful waterways, glimmering water, relaxing ambience, ancient buildings, narrow streets, street food.

圆津禅院(Yuanjin Buddhist Temple) @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

the 圆津禅院(Yuanjin Buddhist Temple) was first built during the power of Zhizheng in Yuan Dynasty, that is, 1341.

quite a scenic landscape setting in zhujiajiao 朱家角.

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

street vendors selling tied pork 扎肉, a specialty here, basically a braised belly pork, braised trotters; and as it is nearing 端午节dumpling festival, also lots of dumplings.

fangsheng bridge 放生桥 @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

fangsheng bridge 放生桥 @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

fangsheng bridge 放生桥 @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

we walked across the fangsheng bridge 放生桥 & took lots of photos. 🙂

it was hot & one tires easily, so lunch was a great idea!

GY found the restaurant 胖胖河畔小吃 she was looking for.

we had a great lunch. GY ordered too much food, as usual, lol! 🙂

zhujiajiao 朱家角

zhujiajiao 朱家角

after lunch, we walked some more along the streets.

zhujiajiao 朱家角

圆津禅院(Yuanjin Buddhist Temple) @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

圆津禅院(Yuanjin Buddhist Temple) @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

圆津禅院(Yuanjin Buddhist Temple) @ zhujiajiao 朱家角

we walked on the the river side of  圆津禅院(Yuanjin Buddhist Temple).

the we retraced our steps to the entrance.

it was hot, we decided not to enter & opted to chill at a riverside cafe. i took a nice cool ice lemon tea.

zhujiajiao 朱家角

there were lots of nice wood carvings & sculpture on the old buildings.

we then passed by the qing dynasty post office 大清邮局 & went in for a tour.

after that we walked back to the metro station & got back to our hotel by about 4pm & got our room.

c.h.e.f andy

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zhujiajiao 朱家角 getting there

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