Zhujiajiao From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zhujiajiao is an ancient town located in the Qingpu District of 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.
Zhujiajiao has many sites 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 (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.
The town is also famous for its cuisine, particularly green soy beans, Zarou, lotus roots and other foods .
Because of its large number of waterways, much of Zhujiajiao's transport is by boat.