Zhaojialou Ancient Town
- Chinese name: 召稼楼古镇
- Scenic spot level: AAAA level
- Climate Type: Subtropical
- Covering an area: up to 150 acres
- Famous attractions: Li Garden, Yeguan
- Suitable play season: all year round
- Address: Pujiang Town, Minhang District, Shanghai
- Location: No. 2059, Shendu Highway, Minhang District, Shanghai
- Category: Places of interest
- Historical period: more than five hundred years
- Highlights: Teaching people to farm and reclaim wasteland buildings
- Suggested play time: half a day
- Tel: (+0086) 021-67282828
Zhaojialou Ancient Town
style and features
Located in Pujiang Town, Shanghai, Zhaojialou Ancient Town originated in the early Yuan Dynasty. It used to be the reclamation center of Pudong in ancient times. Today, it still preserves a large number of Ming and Qing style buildings, as well as old streets, water lanes, and stone bridges. It has typical The style and features of the water town in the south of the Yangtze River. When you come here on weekends, you can taste various snacks and delicacies, take a rest by the river, or take a scull boat to roam the water alley (10 yuan per person, about 17 minutes), and enjoy all kinds of comfort.
Zhaojialou Ancient Town is mainly composed of three old streets: snack street, cultural street and small commodity street. Entering the ancient town from the main archway on the Shendu Highway, you will arrive at the snack street (impromptu East Street and Heping West Street), where a variety of Jiangnan delicacies and snacks are gathered, foodies should not miss it. Walking up the stone bridge and crossing the river is Wenhua Street (that is, Chunyou Street), where you can see the cotton painting artworks of Mr. Yuan Hongbin, an arts and crafts artist, with exquisite craftsmanship. Going further, you will come to Small Commodity Street (Baonan Street). This long and narrow old street is very lively with many small commodity shops.
Speaking of gourmet food, the meat skins, pickles, cakes, and pickled products such as salted duck and salted chicken that are abundant in Pudong area are often seen in Zhaojialou. The local specialties of Zhaojialou “Zhaolou Three Treasures” are even more popular, namely Zhaolou mutton, Zhaolou disassembled hooves (cooked hoof with oil removed by hand), and Zhaolou Daqu (Shanghai famous wine), especially the first two. , well worth a try. In addition, all kinds of snacks can be seen everywhere on the old street. If you are tired from walking, eat a bowl of local wontons, two oil dumplings, or try Shaomai.
There is also a garden scenic spot in the ancient town—Li Garden, which houses Shanghai City God Qin Yubo Memorial Hall, City God Culture Exhibition Hall, Pujiang Dayu Ye Zongxing Memorial Hall, Zhaojia Building Overall Planning Model Showroom, Qin Yi Art Museum and other exhibition halls, here You can learn more about the historical origin of Zhaojialou. To enter the ceremony garden, an additional ticket is required, 20 yuan per person.