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Old Town (Nanshi)

Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden
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Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Old Town
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located around the impressive Yu Garden and the City God temple the Old town is the small area remaining of the old Shanghai City within the original city walls. Those city walls are long gone, as is a significant amount of the original buildings, swallowed...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to visit if you are looking for old style Chinese buildings, not all are original. Plenty to see and do, from Chinese food shops to souvenir vendors, look for the large koi carp in the ponds.

Thank ipswichjimlee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, it was an interesting walk here and it was good for about 45 minutes but I was absolutely miserable after that! Way too many people and way too noisy. I got sick of having to bargain for every fridge magnet. Totally not my style....More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

was taken here by a co worker , very interesting and very old , lots to look at and enjoy, watch out for pick pockets !

Thank paul j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of the old town area and learned many interesting facts about the city and its history including many of the famous people who used to live there.

Thank retiringelsewhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun spot to spend a couple of hours. Shops offer a variety of items, although prices can be a little high and not as eager to barter as elsewhere.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings are beautiful and there are some nice shops there, but everything here reflects "tourists", so if that's not your thing then you can probably see something similar other places.

1  Thank Hans L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shopping options in little mazes of streets and some good bargains to be had especially is you like to barter - even in the 'fixed price' pearl shops Be careful of being dragged away by people to 'the best silk shop' or 'the best...More

Thank SurreyGirl27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It`s a old town, good to buy some suvenir for all, the price is cheap and you can bargain it . I like

Thank Assaad-15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the surprise find of the trip. Hundreds of shops on a number of streets. When you think you are finished, you come across this large square that leads to more shops and more local contacts.

Thank James J
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
26 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 missie0 | Reviewed this property |
As we were part of an organised tour,I cant really help you.We were taken there by bus but recall we had to walk some distance as the bus wasn't allowed near the entrances( s)