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Qibao Old Street offers a glimpse of traditional China, with buildings that have been refurbished offering museums, shops, restaurants, gardens, and tea houses.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Qingnian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

great option when no time to go to ancient village out of town. just as good if not better. has a lot of real chinese shops not just souvenir shops. one food st one souvenir st lots of little old shops and tea houses. also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sw0000
Reviewed 10 January 2019

An old water town that most near to Shanghai city by mrt. This water town is not big but is enough for a short walk. I love their street food is so yummy and price is reasonable even is tourist place. Must try the 'chou...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SimoneOng
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Qibao is promoted as one of three water villages around Shanghai. If you are confident in using the subway, it is not difficult to get there with two changes from Bund area however, it is over rated and over crowded. It may have once been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sydneywanda
Reviewed 17 December 2018

spent the morning walking around this Old watertown street. not very big but lots of food option and busy. I enjoyed trying a few different quick (5 to 15 rmb) items as I walked along the street.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 28 November 2018

It is easily accessed by taking the light blue line Metro No 9 Exit #2. Just follow the flow into the narrow lanes. There you will find lots of local food. It is so crowed that people are shoulder to shoulder. I find the food...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

A great watertown in Shanghai accessible by metro. Many arch bridge, souvenirs, snacks and clothing. Prices are reasonable . Great to see a water village while in Shanghai

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We took Metro out to Qibao and the best part of the day out was speaking to a young Chinese family heading home after taking their young son to see a beach, it filled in the 50 minute ride. When we arrived at Qibao we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Old Chinese town with the same type of Chinese shops you can find in the more popular tourist locations. The odors in the entire town were overwhelming at times. Worth a quick visit if you’re looking for something to do further away from Shanghai city...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 140kellye
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Qibao is relatively small, and is crowded even by Chinese tourist standards. The temple is nice and less busy. The best part about Qibao is its accessibility by Shanghai metro (though it will take 40-60 min from downtown). Go if you want to get a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Eudaimonia25
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I honestly don’t understand some of the negative reviews about this wonderful place. I have visited some of the more “important” water towns on past trips, and I found Qibao more interesting and fun. I understand it can get crowded on weekends, I came during...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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I am not so sure but the ensure not go too early