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Xitang Travel Tips
Best Time to TravelThe hottest time is in July, with an average temperature of 27ºC.The coldest time is in January, with an average temperature of 4.5 ºC. The frost--free period is 240 days. The best time to travel to Xitang is in spring or fall.
There are two kinds of entrance tickets for Xitang:
1. main tourist area ticket (50 yuan)
2. main tourist area and attractions ticket (100 yuan).
Tickets for the main tourist area are only required on weekends and national holidays. Tickets for the 11 attractions are required all through the year.
There are two ways to buy tickets for the attractions:
1. Buy the main tourist area and attractions ticket.
2. Buy tickets for the attractions individually. You have to show the ticket for main tourist area when buying tickets for the attractions. The price of tickets for the attractions is from 5 to 15 yuan.
The major difference between Xitang and other ancient water towns lies in the ceilinged corridors (about 1,000 meters (1,100 yards) long) beside the river, which are just like the Summer Palace Corridor. » more
Special products of Xitang include: yellow rice wine, steamed pork wrapped in lotus leaves, cake of “eight treasures”, strong-smelling bean curd, Fen Lake crabs and glutinous rice dumplings.» more
Xitang is 90 km from Shanghai City, 100 km from Hangzhou City and 80 km from Suzhou City. The new class-A Shanjiang Highway runs by the town of Xitang, joining National Highway 320. » more
There are 3 kinds of inns in Xitang: ancient houses from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), riverside inns and modern hotels. » more
Take a boat from Futang Pier by Songzilaifeng Bridge. There are boats for rent in the daytime. There are tour boats in the evening. Boats depart when the seats are all taken. » more
The hottest time is in July, with an average temperature of 27ºC.The coldest time is in January, with an average temperature of 4.5 ºC. The frost--free period is 240 days. » more