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Address: No.900 Sanxinbei Road, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201620, China
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Imitation of Europe

It's not a secret that Chinese love different imitations of Europe and World sites. This one is not an exception. You have to go there during 1 hour from the center of the City... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2015
Liya U
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Kazan, Russia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

If you're a fashion blogger, a photographer, or simply just want to get a taste of Britain come to Thames Town. I went with my mom on Dec 23rd since we were curious and just wanted to take a few photos. There were a few Chinese tourists and a number of couples having their prenuptial wedding photos taken there. Transportation:... More 

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Kazan, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

It's not a secret that Chinese love different imitations of Europe and World sites. This one is not an exception. You have to go there during 1 hour from the center of the City, and then by taxi. If you are tired of the Center or of China atmosphere- you can go there and walk around this district. In fact... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Thames Town has really come on in the last couple of years to the point now where it is a viable location as a city weekend break. There are quite a lot of amenities there and it seems like a lot of effort has been put into making the place a real working location. There are many bars and restaurants,... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Spent afternoon wandering around this interesting collection of architecture. I think the thing is that the lushness of the vegetation is disconcerting. If you visited in winter you may get different feel. We visited with Chinese friends and getting there perspective and helping them interpret the englishness was fun. Lots of brides having photos in front of church and an... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I hd always wanted to go to Thames Town and the weather was good so I set out on line 9 to SongJiang University Town station. The taxi rank was full and a driver leapt out 'Thames Town?' he asked. Blimey - that was easy. 5 minutes later it was as if I had been transported to another world -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Located about 1 hour drive from city centre. Nice cozy town. Looking for a parking lot during weekend may be a challenge. Many eateries there, and reasonably priced. Good place for some architecture photography.

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4 Thank Jeremy G
Shanghai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This place is worth a visit with the kids on an afternoon when the city gets too much! Surreal escapism, China-style! Don't expect shops and restaurants but take a packed lunch or picnic and enjoy the architectural efforts that have gone in to making a housing estate feel like a small English market town. Complete with church (larger than we... More 

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

As a British guy living in Shanghai, I was curious about this place after seeing it on UK TV a few years ago. Getting there is a bit of a hassle without a car, take subway Line 9 to Songjiang Xincheng, then a taxi ride (about 15RMB). The town was bigger than I expected with an attractive residential area along... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Supposed to look like England. It does, a LITTLE. It isn't really a tourist attraction, it's really just a housing development. Lots of the shops are closed and the few that are there are too expensive for Song Jiang. Not really worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

A rather deserted and peaceful town out of nowhere in Shanghai. Read up about the town in Wiki and its probably understood why the place is quite a ghost town. There are numerous shops (food, clothing, wedding boutiques) all around. However, quite a majority of them were closed when I visited. Nothing much to do there except exploring around and... More 

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