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Old Town (Nanshi)

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Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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All reviews tea house old style yu garden souvenir shops chinese buildings street food dumplings zig zag bridge tea ceremony chinese new year great shopping for sale narrow streets beautiful architecture modern shanghai couple of hours walk around
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Reviewed today

Greatl old architecture. Nice to go around. Chinese. Many people, very busy and colorful. Touristy but I liked it. Beside Yu garden.

Thank Ht66
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just loved this place it's so vibrant and inteseting, there are still some lilongs(equivalent to Bejings hutongs), the Yu Gardens are also here. Make sure to try Bao( soup dumplings) they were fresh and delicious

Thank John and Deb K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time to wander through the Old Town as you head towards the Yu Garden. It was extremely clean, free of rubbish and some lovely buildings and tea shops / water features.

Thank Wilyfox68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some much shopping and wonderful old architecture. We would have love to spend more time there, but being with organized tour our time was limited.

Thank travelplans123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's what our guide said. It was truly china town with typical architecture of ancient Chinese heritage. Shopping was great. We had lot of fun here. Wish we could spend more time. Decoration in the street was beautiful.

Thank nipu56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit here is a must for anybody visiting Shanghai. It has just about everything both old and new qnd the architecture is fantastic.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is nothing more than a tourist trap with all the shops that you can find anywhere else in Shanghai.

Thank cjberes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old China Town in China and smack bang in the middle of Shanghai, a modern city. Thank goodness they have left this ancient section, which is surrounded by skyscrapers. There is an old bridge with a pond which is captivation and is home t a...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I adore this place, still keep some local (not necessarily traditional) atmosphere, despite being touristy (of course, could not expect otherwise next to one of the most beautiful places in the city - Yu garden). If you are buying anything, you know what you have...More

Thank kmarko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all know what this place is..... a tourist trap! If you think the stuff here are cheap, then it's not really. For example, a key chain will cost you RMB10 (S$2), and a book mark RMB19 (S$3.80). Seriously, I think it's cheaper in Singapore....More

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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
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Response from saracalcerano | Reviewed this property |
No fee, but you will shop it is irresistible
5 May 2016|
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Response from Doris Satie F | 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.