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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

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

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed August 14, 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

Thank Kelly E
Reviewed July 24, 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

1  Thank Eudaimonia25
Reviewed July 4, 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

2  Thank kpmirk
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Well worth a visit, I was very impressed with one particular tea room. Have your tea made in front of you and in peace and tranquility. Many interesting places to eat, this venue is well worth a visit in future its likely to be spoilt...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Planned to go to the “Korean street” after work. Met a friendly taxi driver suggesting me to go to Qibao old street instead. Always fancy local things... accepted his suggestion. Bang! Such a nice places with lots of local foods. Group of local Christian dancing...More

Thank JanetF1736
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

There are pagoda, old streets, river, bridges, small shops and free entrance. Photo worthy. Easy to get to, 5 mins walk from Metro Qibao, big and nice Vanko mall on top of metro if you like cleaner toilets.

Thank Francesca L
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The place is quite small and boring. People crowded in only 1 street. I brought my camera but I didn't use it. Not worth going there wasting time and money. Couldn't expect any good.

Thank Pinn P
Reviewed April 27, 2018

It took about 40minutes from Peoples square Shanghai city, and then about 10 minutes walk from Qibao station. (Do bring a bottle of water if you are travelling in the summer, but if not there are plenty of shops). The town really takes you back...More

Thank Khenh D
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Love this little water village. Located not far from Shanghai town, takes about 1 hour by metro from Jing'An district. The street divided into souvenir shops street and food street. Interesting streets food are all around, including nice lamb yakitori and famous shanghai dumplings. Those...More

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I am not so sure but the ensure not go too early