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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  • This is a wonderful place with cool resteuracjami and arhitekturą of the past, these miejsxce looks like the past, this is where we have found a great place for dinner with orginalmym food
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  • This is one of the most interesting place in Shanghai. Even if surrounded by skyscrapers in the background, it gives a flavour of the old chinese buildings and atmosphere. It is always quite crowded b...  more »
  • I went there in may 2016 and there was an unbearable heat but there in January, there was less crowded and it was really nice to see the preparations for Chinese new year. Very nice decoration of the neighborhood and merchant more welcoming than my last visit. A remake.
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