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Dongtai road and its market has been recently demolished... :-(
I visited it ten years ago and was a fascinating place, but landlords think something different. Probably, an anonymous mall will replace this small piece of the old Shanghai.
My husband and I had a little trouble finding the place but once we did, there was plenty to look at. Bring your bargaining skills if you plan on purchasing anything as the prices are high and be aware that there is very little real...More
Spent the afternoon of the moon festival slowly exploring the market from end to end. Started under the archway and the first thing I noticed lying on the ground was an old ship's chronometer, which the stall keeper correctly described to a customer that was...More
if you want Mao/cultural revolution paraphanalia....this is the place to go - a couple of the stalls will take you into the buildings behind and show a veritable treasure trove of items - who knows if they are authentic or fake - if you like...More
If you are looking for that mao cap to scream you are a "TOURIST" here is the place to come in shanghai. All kinds of cheap souvenirs here.But actually there are some neat items from days gone by like rotary telephones, old clocks and phonographs
Stalls sell knockoffs, mostly. But if you know what you want, and drive a hard bargain, you'll be walking away with a gem or two.
Bought a few "antique" shanghai watches, pouches and knick-knacks. We were fortunate to be at the shops around 10 am...More
Mainly geared up for tourists, this market sells a combination of souvenirs, bric-a-brac, junk, antiques (freshly made and older). It was only 5 mins walk from the subway station and across the road from the amazing (and must see) Bird, Pet and Cricket market. We...More