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Old Town (Nanshi), Shanghai
(4.2/5 based on 550 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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  • Its probably the closest to Shanghai to experience old school Shanghai..There are lots of little stalls to buy whatever food (I meant whatever!) and even the souvenirs seems more traditional here than...  more »
  • There are so many paces for shopping. m The arcitechteure is beautiful and the Yu gardens are located here. a short walk to the bund 
  • time well spent. well kept "old town" with interesting things to see. recommend having a tour guide, which we did, to highlight and speak about the sights.