Located in the southwest side of downtown Shanghai, the ancient township of Fengjing(枫泾古镇) is administratively managed by Jinshan District, Shanghai. It is known as the most important city gateway to the southwest provinces of China.|
Fengjing Ancient Town is a national cultural and historical township in China, and ranked one of eight new views of Shanghai. Renowned to be a typical water town in Southeast China, Fengjing Ancient Town owns a history of approximate 700 years. Zhihe Bridge(致和桥), an iconic landmark in the town, is the oldest bridge built in Yuan Dynasty among 52 bridges with different styles.
Fengjing is also a cradle of the talents. In the history of this place, there were 3 top winners of the national imperial examinations, and 56 successful candidates of the national imperial examinations, exactly 100 county governors, 3 ministers of the central government and 2 prime ministers.
Fengjing is located in downtown area of Shanghai, but it remains the original taste and look of Shanghai, which now is worldwide known as the international metropolis. To explore the past and original aspect, Fengjing ancient town is an unbeatable option.
Many a scholar both home and abroad gives a short comment to Shanghai that this is a city without history. It is true or not? Generally speaking, it is an unreliable conclusion. Shanghai has a history, also a long and great history, which could be revealed in these ancient water townships. Thanks to Fengjing Town, Shanghai finds its history and origin.