Fengjing Ancient Town in Shanghai

Why is Fengjing Ancient Town in Shanghai so Special?

Fengjing Ancient Town is an ancient water town, and it also has a new town with a Canadian theme and an industrial zone. It is a centre for Jinshan peasant painting. It is the best-preserved and the largest ancient water town in Shanghai. Network of water way covers the whole ancient town, and there are 52 bridges, with the oldest one: Zhihe Bridge, having a history of more than 700 years.

Where is Fengjing Ancient Town in Shanghai in Shanghai?

Fengjing is a town in Jinshan District, Shanghai.

How to Get There?

  • Take Metro Line 1, and get off at Jinjiang Action Park Station. Then, walk to the New Southwest Bus Station where you can catch the Feng Mei Line to arrive in Fengjing in 45 minutes.
  • Take regular buses at Shanghai Tour Bus Center Hong Kou Branch. There are direct buses to Fengjing Ancient Town every day.


Fengjing Ancient Town has a quite long history. About 2000 years ago, people already lived here. 1500 years ago, this place became a bazaar, named Bainiu bazaar. Since the Tang and Song dynasties, Taoist temples are all over the place. And there is an increasing number of human living here. In around 1275, this place formally formed a town. To the Ming Dynasty, Fengjing Town was divided into two parts; the south part was managed by Zhejiang Province, and the north was managed by Jiangsu Province. In the early Qing Dynasty, Fengjing Ancient Town was famous for cloth production. In the late Qing Dynasty, Fengjing produced bran. In modern times, painting became popular among farmers, and some of them have won national competitions. Their artwork is available for sale.

Fengjing Ancient Town

Fengjing Old Town is a water town, or canal town, dating back to the time of the Yuan Dynasty. It is known for its ancient stone bridges, including the well known Three Bridges. The town is the birthplace of artist Cheng Shifa and cartoonist Ding Cong.

Jinshan peasant painting originated in the Fengjing village of Zhonghong. Since the 1970s this has become a nationally and internationally exhibited form of folk art. A new peasant painters village has been built at Zhonghong, for local peasant artists to live and work in alongside others from peasant art traditions elsewhere in China.

Useful Travel Tips

1.Opening Hours: May to September: 08:00 – 17:00; October to April: 08:00 – 16:30

2.Ticket Price: Fengjing Ancient Town: CNY 50; Peasants’ Painting Village: CNY 30 P.S. Children between 1.3 and 1.5 meters (4.3 and 4.9 feet) enjoy half price, and the children under 1.3 meters are admitted for free.

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Edited by Olive Zhang/张银芳