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 holiday builder tool to get the most from your Shanghai vacation.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 cent...  more »
  • 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 bumpi...  more »

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