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. was what they say it is., quite beautiful!
delightful waterways, glimmering water, relaxing ambience, ancient buildings, narrow streets, street food.
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.
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.
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!
we had a great lunch. GY ordered too much food, as usual, lol! 🙂
after lunch, we walked some more along the streets.
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.
there were lots of nice wood carvings & sculpture on the old buildings.
after that we walked back to the metro station & got back to our hotel by about 4pm & got our room.