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Address: Yuntai Mountain, Zhenjiang, China
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Slow life

This place is a pleasant one. Life there feels slow and quiet. The shops are diversified. Xijin Ferry is not crowded and you can see people frome different ages.

Reviewed 31 December 2016
YouBo94
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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a pleasant one. Life there feels slow and quiet. The shops are diversified. Xijin Ferry is not crowded and you can see people frome different ages.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I wondered whether the detour up to Zhenjiang en route from Nanjing to Wuxi was worth it, but when I came to 西津渡, I knew I made the right choice. This place is full of friendly people, beautiful sights and awesome food! Do spend a whole day here! The 锅盖面 is a must-try. There is a stall that has pictures... More 

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Athens, Greece
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213 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Once you visit the beautiful Zhenjiang, this is the first place to be. Once, this area was actually wharfs for the ferries and other boats but with the changes of the river it became land. Full of restored buildings, shops, tea houses, cafés, restaurants, clubs (of Chinese and Western Type) the pedestrian streets of this place are indeed tourist magnets.... More 

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Nanjing, China
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22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is integration of history and culture. The 1,000-meter long Ancient Xijin Ferry Street has many shops. some sell souvenirs where as some food. Near the street there is Jianyuan garden. In 1861 the British occupied Xijin ferry and surrounding areas and consulate of United states, Britian, building of the British Ministry of Works, Mansion of the Tax office,... More 

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Zhenjiang, China
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to relax , wine and dine. Has a lot of different restaurants to choose from. Good place to take pictures if you are into photography and also offers great views of the city

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

Nice place for evening walk. Small shops, reconstructed buildings, many good places to have some meal.

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Horten, Norway
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Xijin is a nice way to spend some time in the evening. To my understanding it is partly new built, and recovered old housing. The narrow streets are paved and lit with traditional looking chinese lamps. It has a very nice atmosphere. You'll find small restaurants, souvenirs and coffee/teashops in the area closest to the hill, and closer to the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Visited at night and the lights are wonderful. So many little shops and restaurants and bars and beautiful walks. You even get a dose of history although at the time you don't realise it. Loved it!!!!

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We spent about 5 hours in and around Xijin Ferry. Having seen it in daylight, dusk and night, it is hard to say what is best as the entire feeling of the area changes with the light levels, so If you can get there for the sun set, it is best. At the top of the hill is a beautiful... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Visited on a winter' s evening, when nothing much was open, but we did manage to find a restaurant open. The narrow streets were lit with lanterns and the empty streets atmospheric, like the east end of London of old. I didn't see much to explain the history of the area, but very happy to see something of the old... More 

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