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Old Town (Nanshi), Shanghai

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Step back in time as you explore Old Town (Nanshi), the district that used to sit within the walls of ancient Shanghai. Although rebuilt, the area still retains its “old China” atmosphere and charm. Roam its narrow side streets and experience the new interspersed with the old, as you meander through the crowds of the bazaar, or visit one of the numerous temples sprinkled around the area. Browse the district for souvenirs, antiques, or novelty shops, and sample countless local delicacies from the abundant restaurants and street food stalls in the area. For Old Town (Nanshi) and beyond, use our Shanghai vacation builder to get the most from your Shanghai vacation.
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  • The Old Town is touristy but entertaining. It's worth visiting for a couple of hours. Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (serving Xiao Long Bao) is delicious and famous. We found that the best time to bu...  more »
  • For a walk around 'Old Town' it's now very commercialized, too many big flashy jewellery and clothing stores, (I'm sure they were around in the 'OLD TOWN" one hundred plus years ago??????) There's gre...  more »
  • Nice place to visit but not of an afternoon when all the tourist buses arrive. This is just a rip off centre the adjacent road is aptly named Fu You Rd. We came back the next day in the morning to vis...  more »