Is the Jinze Ancient town as commercial as other ancient towns around Shangha
Jinze is not a commercialized town like Zhouzhuang, zhujiajiao and Tongli near Shanghai. This is a place where Chinese people seem to be living and working rather than an overdeveloped tourist trap. Here with real houses and real people, not hawkers or souvenir peddlers, with a handful of nice cobblestone lanes and bridges.
Is there any public transportation from Shanghai downtown to Jinze Ancient Town? Do you provide private transfer?
You can take public bus from Shanghai downtown to Jinzhe. They don’t have directly bus, you need to transfer on the way. If you want to get rid of hustle of public transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private transfer or package tour with us. Feel free to contact us by email.
What can I visit in Jinze Water Town?
When you travel to Jinze Water Town, you should visit the bridges here since Jinze is known for its bridges, such as Puji Bridge, Ruyi Bridges, Wangan Bridges,etc. Then, you need to visit Yi Hao Temple,it was originally built in 1260 during South Song Dynasty. Then it suffered from wars and turbulences for many times. By the way, you can also visit local family if you are interested.
Can I do a day trip includes Shanghai city highlights and Jinze Town?
It is possible. We can make customized day trip to visit Shanghai city highlight and Jinze Water Town. It takes around 1 hour driving from Shanghai downtown. You can visit the Shanghai Yu Garden and The Bund in the morning, visit Jinze water town in the afternoon. You will have door-to-door service includes hotel pick up & drop off service.
Do we need to buy the ticket for Jinze Water Town? When is the Jinze Town Open?
Jinze Town is open all day for tourists, you can walk around the town to enjoy the scenery of water town, the bridges, temples and old lanes. The town is open throughout the day. You can visit here in the early morning and later evening. It’s flexible to come here.
Do we need to book a tour in advance to visit Jinze Water Town?
Which month is the best time to visit Jinze?
There are mainly human landscapes so you can visit Jinze all year round. But spring and autumn are better considering weather. It is not cold in spring and very cool in autumn. However, it is very cold and dry in winter and moist in summer.
How long should I stay in Jinze Water Town? What is special there
Actually, half time is enough to visit Jinze Town since it’s a small town around Shanghai. If you reach there, you can explore Chinese traditional town and step back in time to experience China.
Is there a train from Shanghai to Jinze Ancient Town?
No, there is no train connect to Jinze since it’s a quiet small town. Jinze Ancient Town is about 15 km from the Oriental Land metro station on Line 17 in Shanghai (which you can also get to Zhujiajiao water town on, getting off at the Zhujiajiao metro station and you take a taxi from the metro station to Jinze Town.
I read Jinze Ancient Town from your website, is it difficult to visit there on my own?
It’s not difficult from Shanghai downtown to Jinze, You can take public bus directly from two bus stations, Bus Station of Qingpu District and Zhujiajiao Bus Station. Both of them just need about half an hour. But the town is less development with few English sign. We would recommend book a tour if you want to know the history and culture of the town.
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