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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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  • A nice place to spend a few hours. Lots of good photo ops but the crowds make it difficult at times. I was able to haggle and get some good deals here.  more »
  • Do not miss this. Repeat: do not miss this. The place still retains its charm - ancient tea houses, temples, incense stick sellers, bioscope shows with live narrators, and live dumpling making are all...  more »
  • Interesting experience worth the trip. Garden park nearby which you can visit. Just be careful of some of the vendors and pick pockets.  more »