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Zhujiajiao (;
Shanghainese Shanghainese, also known as the Shanghai language, Shanghai dialect, or Hu language, is a Wu Chinese Wu (Chinese character: , , Mandarin: ) is a group of linguistically similar and historically related Sinitic languages spoken primarily i ...
: ''Chukakoq'') is an ancient town located in the
Qingpu District Qingpu District, is a suburban district of Shanghai Municipality. Lake Dianshan is located in Qingpu. The population of Qingpu was counted at 1,081,000 people in the 2010 Census. It has an area of . Qingpu District is the westernmost dist ...
of
Shanghai Shanghai (, , Standard Mandarin Standard Chinese, in linguistics known as Standard Northern Mandarin, Standard Beijing Mandarin or simply Mandarin, is a Mandarin Chinese#Subgrouping, dialect of Mandarin that emerged as the lingua fra ...

Shanghai
. The population of Zhujiajiao is 60,000. Zhujiajiao is a water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago. Archaeological findings dating back 5,000 years have also been found. 36 stone bridges and numerous rivers line Zhujiajiao, and many ancient buildings still line the riverbanks today.


Historic sights

The village prospered through clothing and rice businesses. Today, old historical buildings such as rice shops, banks, spice stores and even a Qing dynasty post office can still be found. Zhujiajiao has many sights of historic interest, such as Fangsheng Bridge, Kezhi Garden and the Yuanjin Buddhist Temple. However, recent overdevelopment threatens the village's authenticity - most notably the current (since 2012) conversion of its people's square into shops and the large-scale shopping and entertainment complexes being constructed in and around the Old Town.


Cuisine

The town is also famous for its cuisine, particularly green soy beans, Zarou, lotus roots and other foods.


Transportation

Because of its large number of waterways, much of Zhujiajiao's transport is by boat. Zhujiajiao is within walking distance of
Zhujiajiao station Zhujiajiao () is a Shanghai Metro station in Shanghai's Qingpu District. Located at the intersection of Zhufeng Highway and Huqingping Highway, the station is named after the nearby Zhujiajiao town, an ancient canal town and major tourist attractio ...
on Line 17 (Shanghai Metro), Line 17 of the Shanghai Metro.


Gallery

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References


External links


Official government of Zhujiajiao

Official website
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