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Shanghai Qibao Town, Shanghai

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Explore the streets, towns, and buildings of Shanghai Qibao Town, a historical district that offers up the sights, sounds, and scents of old water townships. First built during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1126 CE), and growing into a prosperous commercial district during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the area boasts a wealth of temples, shrines, and long-established stores, all knitted together by narrow streets and the boat-covered river. Cricket fighting holds a significant place in the local culture, with a museum dedicated to the bizarre sport and its tiny insect competitors. Put Shanghai Qibao Town into our Shanghai family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Quite a pleasant town to walk around. Try the street food. Weekends ...this place is crowded. Accessible by the subway. 
  • Not too far out. Nice to look at a different side of the city. Besides that nothing much, but not bad. The stinky tofu is highly recommended. 
  • Here, you will go in the subway near the station, so time can be read and is recommended. At no time should go over the day bus tour in contrast to the city's tourist, enjoying a small Canal, so there is no orientation is recommended. (I personally does not change very much. ) I walk, bantering souvenir shop and wander the narrow streets, you can feel like that it came to fine Chinese tourists tours are included, so I explore and enjoy.
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  • This is the closest Ancient Water Town to the Shanghai CBD area. Due to that reason, it's always packed on the weekends so it's a good idea to go early before the kids and families arrive. It's also a little small compared to the Water Towns outside of the Shanghai boundaries but it's still absolutely stunning if you're into Chinese history and culture.
  • There are a few old "water towns" by a canal, this one is at least easy to get to by metro. You'll see whole streets of food stalls plus tea rooms and shops where you can dress-up in old fashioned Chinese clothes and have your picture taken in the scenic surroundings.
  • Ancient settlement with historic traditional architecture. Many street food kiosks, and hundreds of shops. Crowded in weekends.
  • Didn't want to go too far, so came to this ancient town closest to shanghai city. Interesting place.
  • Nice enough views from the bridges but the shops are something of a tourist trap.
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