Keqiao Ancient Town – Ticket, Opening Hours, Location, and Highlights

Keqiao Ancient Town, shaoxing

Keqiao Ancient Town (柯桥古镇) stands as the foremost town in Keqiao District, Shaoxing, and is renowned as one of Zhejiang’s notable water towns. Its prosperity in economy, richness in resources, and bustling markets have earned it the moniker “Golden Keqiao.” Moreover, with its long history and rich cultural heritage, it holds the distinction of being among the first batch of “Historical and Cultural Famous Towns” and “Zhejiang Tourist Towns.”

The history of Keqiao Ancient Town dates back over 2000 years to the Spring and Autumn Period, serving as a pivotal node along the ancient canal in eastern Zhejiang. Its name is derived from the Ke River flowing through the town. Evidence of human activity dating back to the Neolithic Age was unearthed in Dushan Village in the 1970s, further attesting to the town’s ancient roots. Originally known as Dili, it was named after the intersection with the Guanshuzhi River of the ancient canal in eastern Zhejiang. During the Eastern Han Dynasty, the renowned “Keting Flute” was invented here, earning Keqiao the alias “Dili.”

The architectural style of Keqiao Ancient Town is distinct, showcasing a blend of traditional wooden structures and stone buildings such as bridges and pavilions, beautifully embodying the architectural artistry of the Jiangnan region. The town’s residences are built along waterways, with cobblestone streets, flowing streams, and lush greenery painting picturesque scenes.

Beyond its architecture, Keqiao Ancient Town boasts numerous attractions not to be missed. For instance, the Keqiao Historical and Cultural Street, situated in the urban core area, is one of the first 18 provincial-level historical and cultural street districts in Zhejiang, lining the ancient canal in eastern Zhejiang. Additionally, the nearby Keyan Scenic Area, a key tourist resort in Shaoxing County, is renowned for its breathtaking cloud-like rock formations, rivaling the beauty of Mount Huoshan.

Basic Information

Estimated Length of Tour2 hours
Ticket PriceFree
Opening Hours24 hours a day
Telephone Number0086-0575-81183998

Location and Transportation

Keqiao Ancient Town is situated along Diyang Road, a bustling commercial pedestrian street in Keqiao District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province. To get there, you can choose one of the following ways:

Bus: Take bus 5, 809A, 809, 816A, 822, 831A, 831, or 868, and get off at Keqiao Ancient Town South Stop (柯桥古镇南站).

Metro: The closest metro station to Keqiao Ancient Town is China Qingfang City (中国轻纺城). After getting out of the station from Exit C, walk about 1.7 kilometers to the southwest to reach the attraction.

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