Old Town (Nanshi)
Old Town (Nanshi)
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 6 min walk

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,157 reviews
Excellent
511
Very good
475
Average
138
Poor
21
Terrible
12

aron b
Perth, Australia380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic old buildings and great shopping with food places that line the laneways underneath old historic buildings .many different Chinese food options .very busy but a must do in Shanghai
Written 23 October 2023
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C0ppola
Oulu, Finland438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Very nicely designed buildings.

It is a good idea to set aside time to tour the area without rushing.

Stalls selling souvenirs and small shops in the area.

Overall a great looking place.
Written 18 March 2022
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Circumnavigator
Brussels, Belgium400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Tiny but splendid old town with lots of corners to make romantic photographs. The little shops are focused on tourists, but they are still fine and do not have aggressive sales methods.
Written 21 June 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,702 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This place is just outside Yu Garden. It is extremely crowded and touristy, but a good experience. Buildings had a very Chinese facade and you can get plenty of food, drinks, clothes and souvenirs here. Just get used to the crowds and you will enjoy your visit.
Written 5 April 2020
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Jennifer R
Wyoming NSW27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This area is very crowded and touristy but amazing to experience. The buildings alone are worth coming to see. It gives you a taste of what Old Shanghai may have been like.
Written 11 February 2020
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Everett94
Orlando, FL191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Nanshi is bustling, crowded and rather loud, but should definitely be part of your visit to Shanghai. Many, many choices for food, some shops with high-end merchandise, and others with inexpensive souvenirs. A bit touristy for sure, but well worth seeing!
Written 8 January 2020
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Michael D
West Sussex, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Old City which seems to be being knocked down by the day is fascinating. Lots of small shops and character with lots of surprises
Written 16 December 2019
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Kaymtravel7
Los Angeles, CA759 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
It’s quite exciting to walk around this bustling yet touristy part of Shanghai, near the Yu Garden. We enjoyed looking at various shopping stalls, even buying a mah-jongg set, and eating some delicious dumplings. It is crowded, but there’s some interesting architecture, and a lot to see and do.
Written 5 December 2019
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Nina L
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
It was too crowded that I didn’t enjoy. Other than the buildings/architecture and many food options, nothing else stood out for me. Happy to have said I’ve been here but wouldn’t come back again
Written 26 November 2019
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StrShp115
Berkeley, CA300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This site got a facelift during the Beijing Summer Olympics...so it’s a shiny commercial tourist destination for international travelers....almost all vendors can converse in English. It’s very crowded and with some interesting food stands and some traditional tea shops. This was one of the few historical sites where higher end souvenir shopping for international travelers was apparent. If you have a chance to visit a tea shop on the 2nd floor, there is a panoramic view of these historic buildings against the back drop of the new modern China with the Shanghai Tower on the horizon. Unfortunately the adjacent Yu Gardens was closed for some renovation work an typically part of a tour....check out their website for admission....We were warned that Yu Gardens is very very busy....so we opted to visit another smaller garden.....the fundamentalists of design are about the same unless the owner has a specific passion.....the garden we visited - the owner has a pet tiger...
Written 23 November 2019
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