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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  • There are in the area of yuyuan garden. Always crowded by tourists especially local tourists. Many food shops and there are also shops oleh2
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  • I agree with many reviews that this might be too touristy, with souvenir shops in every corner. However, if you read between lines you can find several gems. One of them a dumpling shop that has a dum...  more »
  • The buildings are interesting, but everything seems to be set up for tourists. There is little here that you can't buy in so many other places in Shanghai. Worth visiting to see once.  more »
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  • Terrific old market bazaar area of Shanghai, filled with shops selling beautiful and traditional and more modern wares, crafts, food, and tea. The buildings are styled as traditional Chinese village buildings giving this market an awesome atmosphere.
  • Lovely traditional street. Very very commercial. Worth a visit though. Just behind the Bund
  • Foreigner would like this traditional feel buildings. The street is clean. Many souvenir shops. A nice place for tourists.
  • 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.
  • Very busy and touristy but worth checking out on the way to the Yu Garden and The Bund. The buildings are beautiful.

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