Zhujiajiao town, Qingpu District, Shanghai
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Located in a suburb of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao is a well-preserved canal town on the shore of Dianshan Lake,Qingpu District. It has a large number of ancient bridges,Ming and Qing Dynasty cobbled alleys,and residential houses with white walls and black tiles,It has been awarded as Historical Cultural Town in Shanghai. Zhujiajiao is also called Zhujie Ge,meaning Pearl Street,or Zhuxi,meaning Pearl Stream.It has been identified that human activities could be traced back to 5,000 years ago in Zhujiajiao and a settlement here was formed during the Three Kingdoms Period 1,700 years ago. Zhujiajiao has long been known as the Venice of Shanghai, with the whole town in a network of waterways.Rivers,canals and bridges of different kinds sacatter over the town.Wharves are numerous and small boats are the main transport in the town.Old bridges span the rivers and connect the whole ancient town. Zhujiajiao is also a natural filmmaking studio for its original buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties,the charming waterways,quaint bridges,unique streets and exquisite gardents.In recent years,this ancient town has attracted famous directors from China and abroad.Therefore,it is also known as Hollywood of Shanghai Suburb.
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