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Old Town (Nanshi)

Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is definitely worth a walk, for it is so full of nice corners and close both to the Yu Garden, the river and a few other places of interest. The architecture here is so different from Beijing, and much more impressive most of...More

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a taxi or ask your tour guide to take you to this area. Great museum and lots of interesting insights into regular life. You can go shopping for the ordinary anywhere.

Thank Gordon T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Michael Zong, with China Vacation, is the VERY BEST Tour Guide I have ever had the pleasure to meet. Michael always arrived on time. If he was delayed he advised me by using WeChat.   He made it possible for me to visit ALL the...More

Thank merpati2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture here is lovely to see, but fighting through crowds was difficult. We went to a tea house which was relaxing, then back out into the crowds.

Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of places to shop. Silk World had some great things to see and buy, if you like silk. Plenty of little shops with varying values. Worth a walk around. Good restaurant Lu Bo Lang right in the center.

Thank cruiseagentandtaxman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Shanghai was by far the most crowded part of town we visited during our trip to Shanghai. There were so many people! Watch your stuff as it's a prime area for pickpockets because everyone is bumping into everyone else, basically shoulder to shoulder. Now...More

Thank Tifster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always going to find your standard tourist shops and hawkers trying to sell you soulless tat at this kind of place (including a significant number of Starbucks!). I'd encourage you to ignore that, and the crowds, and just go with a view to seeing some...More

Thank WilliamPHA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shanghai’s Old Town is a great place to spend a free afternoon in Shanghai, especially if you’re on a short visit to China and want to see some traditional style architecture which is otherwise missing in the city. Many complain about it being inauthentic and...More

Thank Eilidh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area has many attractive sites, including an old property with quiet waterways and a calm atmosphere. That is, if you go early. From 10 am on, the whole place is invaded by crowds of tourists. It is easy to get lost, especially when the...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowded and noisy but if you know that's what you're getting into, relax and enjoy the experience. Lots of things for sale, lots of crowds, and just a mish-mash of tourists enjoying some old architecture and some new capitalist souvenir hunting!

Thank TravelingLee
Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the
streets that serve as the border to the old city. An
aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts
of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the
ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan
(which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly
referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists
every day, but wandering the streets around the
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Bondikjova V
27 August 2016|
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Response from stacy B | Reviewed this property |
No, no entrance fee needed.
5 May 2016|
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Response from DSFontes | Reviewed this property |
See if you can find on GOOGLE MAPS with this coordinates: 584 Ren Min Lu Shanghai Shi, China 31.228692, 121.487442 When you look at it through satellite mode, you'll see a zigzag path bridge.