Or as Dbmboise writes of nearby water town, Fengjing, which is famous for its folk art:
Feng Jing is not as big as some of the other water towns near Shanghai, but it’s still worth a visit. If you are interested in visiting Feng Jing, here’s how to get there. Travel by metro or taxi to Jing Jang metro station which is on line
13. Very close to the metro station is a bus station where you can take a bus to Feng Jing for 11 yuan. The journey takes approximately 45 mins. We walked around the whole place in under 4 hours and that included an hour for lunch, There are the usual old architectural building styles to see, a plethora of vendors selling everything from cheap novelties to folk art and silk thread embroidery. A cartoon gallery featuring the artwork of Feng Jing’s famous son “Ding Cong”, and traditional boats on which to float down the canals of Feng Jing.
When you are ready to return from Feng Jing, you have a couple of choices. First you can get yourself to Feng Jing bus station where you would take a bus like the one that brought you there and return to Shanghai in about 50 minutes. Secondly you can do as we did and take a bus back to Shanghai from right outside the water town. Seemed like a great idea at the time. Our choice was perhaps not the best as it took almost 2 hours to return on what was a rural bus route, stopping every 300 meters to pickup passengers, not at predetermined bus stops, but as they flagged down the driver. As for the bus, well to say the vehicle was a bone shaker would be an understatement. I think the best way to describe the journey would be to say it was like turbulence on an aircraft for two hours.
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