Walk in Shanghai – Fengjing Ancient Water Town
Fengjing Ancient Town (枫泾古镇) is an ancient town in Jinshan District in the southwest of Shanghai. An ancient town is the most important “southwest gateway” from Shanghai to the southwest provinces.
Fengjing Ancient Town is a water town, dating back to the time of the Yuan Dynasty, with more than 1500 years of history and civilization of the ancient town. It is known for its ancient stone bridges.
The town is a centre for Jinshan peasant painting. It is the birthplace of artist Cheng Shifa and cartoonist Ding Cong.