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Address: Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
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Beautiful old buildings & ziz-zag bridge..shop til you drop also

Those who are not interested in shopping can also get value from this Old Street. The buildings and bridge are of interest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We wondered in by chance and had fun bobbing in and out of the shops, anything from Starbucks to squid on a stick, lol. Lots of bargains to be had and less pressurized than downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Very crowded but very quaint. Where the arch overhead says Yuyuan Old Street, that is where a very touristy block of shops preside. Look for something here to take home. A few different types of things you may enjoy shopping. All part of the mystique visiting here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Those who are not interested in shopping can also get value from this Old Street. The buildings and bridge are of interest.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Shanghai old street is also known as Yuyuan old street as it very close to the popular tourist attraction - Yuyuan Garden. Ming and Qing dynasty style buildings and many ancient stores can be seen here. Lots of shops, restaurants and food stalls catering to the daily large crowd of both foreign visitors and local tourists . People like this... More 

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Deutschland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you're visiting Shanghai, you should definetly come here and see at least a little bit of "old" Shanghai. Make shure you don't buy any "watchbags"...;-) Andreas

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Ipoh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This place is huge and it's a maze if you don't turn on your body's internal GPS you'll get lost easily because everything looks the same. There's nothing special to see here, the food aren't particularly good and some of the places smells really bad because garbage is everywhere.

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great place to see some old style Chinese architecture, browse tourist shops, and get pictures of old style Chinese Streets and buildings. The entire area is lit up at night and night and twilight photographers will love it. Many of the restaurants are state-owned any quite busy. The crab and pork soup dumplings we had were tasty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

While i am happy I have seen it I would not recommend. I just went through on my way to the gardens. Lots of small shops who sell the same stuff. Probably all fake. Be careful.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Enjoyable, depending on your point of view. I would certainly recommend visiting Yuyuan Garden, especially if you had not yet an "overdose" of Chinese gardens, but for the old street I cannot really give a recommedation. As written by others, the place is certainly a tourist trap. Might be nice to see those replicated buildings for the first time though.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This charming area is juxtaposed with the world's 3rd largest office tower that can be seen in the near distance from any of the old town streets. It's PACKED with people and we were there on a weekday. It was bedlam - but fun. The four story food mall is an absolute site to be seen. Include this stop for... More 

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