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Old Town (Nanshi), Shanghai

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Though it's incredibly crowded, the Old Town makes for a fun visit. There are many cheap trinket and souvenir shops, but also plenty of interesting food places. Our favorite spot was the tea house nea...  read more »
  • To see why does see as was Shanghai once, but you can see that everything is too new and old that there is very little, but at the same time very romantic and useful for shopping.
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  • Neighborhood teeming with made of low buildings and narrow streets with typical of old Shanghai. The area, now addressed to tourism, but definitely worth seeing and walking.
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