Thursday Doors: Zhujiajiao (part 1): water town

Zhujiajiao is a water town near Shanghai. It is located in Qingpu District, south of the Yangtze River. It is also called “The Venice of Shanghai” and features over 10,000 buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Many of those buildings have doors, making this town a perfect subject for the Thursday Doors photo challenge! I’ve divided my blogs about Zhujiajiao into 3 parts because I had so many pictures they all started to run together.

Part one is about doors right on or next to water. After getting out of the van from Shanghai, tourists walk down the sidewalks next to the canals into town. Boat operators offer canal rides.



Many doors lead right onto the water.


Some of the dining establishments have stairs leading from the canal where you can dock your boat.


Others have canalside dining, either right next to the water, or on a balcony.


It was cloudy and sometimes a bit rainy, but not cold. This view shows one of the Venetian-like bridges.

Venice of Shanghai

Thursday doors is a weekly feature in which door lovers share their pictures from doors all around the world. Stop by Norm 2.0’s blog to say hello and see some of the others.


8 thoughts on “Thursday Doors: Zhujiajiao (part 1): water town”

  1. I hadn’t heard of Zhujiajiao before but it looks like such a quaint town! The lovely doors complete the vibe, of course 😉
    When you mentioned canal-side dining, I was thinking something like a drive-through, but for boats (a row-through?) The photo cleared that one up!

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  2. Sounds like an amazing place to visit. All of the places that open up directly onto the water make me wonder how they deal with major rises in water levels but I’m sure they know what they’re doing.
    Great post 🙂

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