Yuyuan Old Street, Shanghai

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Also called Mioqian Dajie throughout history, Yuyuan Old Street represents an attractive combination of entertainment and culture with an enviable commercial background. Many banks, jewelery shops, and teahouses are situated in this bustling street, which dates back to the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Many residences were preserved and restored, while some parts contain traces of European influence. Visit a variety of stores which purvey all sorts of handicrafts, paintings, jewelery, herbs, and clothing, as well as local delicacies. Should you tire from exploring the site, relax at the famous classical garden, or head to a Taoist, Buddhist, or Muslim temple for some peace and quiet. Put Yuyuan Old Street into our Shanghai tour itinerary planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Shanghai.
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  • October 4, 2017
    It is always full of tourists so you have to just go in one direction and there is no going back. The architecture is lovely and the shops have lots of great souvenirs. We found ourselves with our two...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Very nice and traditional place. You watch that hour go since it can be very overwhelming the large number of tourists that fill it to
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  • October 1, 2017
    Lovely market area surrounding Yuan Garden. Visit early to avoid the crowds. Lots of similar items at the souvenir shops, so feel free to "window shop," but know that the vendors have their eyes on yo...  more »
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  • May 30, 2017
    Old stylized street with souvenir shops and bars. A great and intense experience of how the Chinese trade and peddle thei wares. A must-see if you're around visiting the Yuyuan Garden.
  • March 15, 2017
    人潮超多,建築保存相當完整,值得逛蠻久的 Full of people during day time. The building is well maintained. It's worthy to stay there for 2 hours at least.
  • February 21, 2017
    A complex of shops which sell various kinds of merchandise and food. The buildings' design are traditional, thus you'll feel like going back in time.
  • June 17, 2017
    Really crowded. Various souvenir shops and restaurants (poor quality).
  • February 16, 2017
    A busy, touristy marketplace in among beautiful buildings. Too crowded to be enjoyable.

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