Review its history, Zhujiajiao started to be a village since 1700 years ago, developed to a bigger marts in Song and Yuan Dynasties (about 960-1368), became a town in about 1573-1620. In 1991, Zhujiajiao was listed as one of four historical cultural town.
Take Huzhu Express Line at Pu'an Road East Yan'an Road to get to terminal bus station, then walk about 5-10 minutes. There are 3 kind of tickets can be chosen, they are 9 points (CNY80), 8 points (CNY60), and 4 points (CNY30). I bought 4 points ticket, because I had only half day; I planned to see not only points, but also the scenes of this town. These 4 points was Kezhi Garden, Great Qing Post Office, Tong Tian he Chinese Pharmacy, and Humanistic Museum respectively.
Kezhi Garden 課植園
Built in 1912, the owner spent 300000 taels of silver and 15 years in builting the garden. The garden is divided into 2 parts: the Ke Garden and the Zhi Garden. Ke and Zhi in Chinese means "study" and "farming" respectively.
Great Qing Post Office 大清郵局
Founded during Qing Guangxu (1903), it was one of the 13 major post offices in Shanghai. It is now the only historical post office site in East China. It is also an epitome of China's post office in modern history.
Tong Tian he Chinese Pharmacy 童天和藥號
Founded in third year of Guangxu's reign. This dispensary with nearly one hundred history has contributed a lot to society. So far, this dispensary still use. I saw two locals to come here and bought chinese medicine during my visiting time, just about 10 minutes because there are not much exhibitions here. In my opinion, Tong Tian he Chinese Pharmacy was good as dispensary than as museum~
Humanistic Museum 人文藝術館
Zhujiajiao humanistic museum displays elegant articles and paintings, that shows about the long history and culture of this old town.
Painting about Great Qing Post Office~ 以前的大清郵局是這樣~
In front of humanistic museum~ 人文藝術館前方廣場
Apart from these 4 points in ticket, I spend much time in walking all old town. It is said that to visit Zhujiajaio without seeing the bridges means that you have not really been to Zhujiajiao at all. Bridges are another important scenes here, they were built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, with different shapes and styles, from wooden to stone to marble.
Fangsheng Bridge (Setting-fish-free Bridge) is the largest and tallest stone bridge in Shanghai region. This bridge was built in 1571.
Lang Bridge, is only one wooden bridge in Zhujiajiao.
On weekend or holiday, there are always a lots of tourists visit here. Particular in North Street, many shops, many visitors~
Some scenes in Zhujiajiao 古鎮景色