Shanghai - Day Trips from Shanghai (Chapter)
This is the Day Trips from Shànghǎi chapter from Lonely Planet's Shànghǎi guidebook.
Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Shànghǎi - and they can all be completed in a day. Must-sees include willow-fringed West Lake, the traditional gardens of Sūzhōu and the canalside Old Town of Tónglǐ.
- Dominated by its huge West Lake, former Southern Song–dynasty capital Hángzhōu is one of China’s most picturesque towns.
- China’s best-known water town, Sūzhōu is famed for its classical gardens, canals, bridges, silk and temples.
- Tónglǐ is one of Jiāngsū’s best-looking water towns, with a spicy museum dedicated to China’s erotic culture.
- Quaint canal-side Zhūjiājiǎo is dotted with temples and decorated with ancient bridges and pinched lanes.
Coverage includes: Hángzhōu, Sūzhōu, Tónglĭ, Zhūjiājiăo, Zhōuzhuāng and Shěshān.
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