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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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  • This was one of my highlights in Shanghai, although, as expected, it was very crowded. It was interesting to see the architecture and escape the hectic rush of the rest of the city. Must see!  more »
  • A very nice place with these typical houses that give another vision of the city and its large towers. But take the next step and get out a bit... you'll discover real old town, with its narrow, not restored alleys and the real life of the old shanghai. Much less flashy but much more authentic.
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  • We visited him alone and we are lost, what is the best way to see what no guide patent doesn't show. We have then visited her differently with a member of Greeters International, born in this neighborhood, and it was exciting...
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