Qibao Old Street

Qibao Old Street, Shanghai: Address, Phone Number, Qibao Old Street Reviews: 4/5

Qibao Old Street
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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.
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LoveTravelling1116
Singapore, Singapore660 contributions
Just an average old street
Aug 2019
Qibao old street felt like a slight disappointment as compared to YuYuan old street. If one has a hectic travel schedule, it is advised to just head YuYuan and skip Qibao. Unlike other old street, Qibao has a rather short line of shops selling mainly souvenirs at one area, and food at another area. The variety and exquisiteness of its souvenirs are not comparable with YuYuan old street. In its food section, there is just one stall selling vegetarian snacks, which was deep fried vegetarian duck – quite unhealthy. I encountered the stall that sells scorpions, to my disgust really.

The only takeaway from Qibao is its scenic bridge that is a photographic hot-spot and the main attraction. But it was rather full of people standing to take selfies. I managed to purchase some interesting magnets in one of the souvenir shops, and had a lengthy chat with its stall owner, whose son came to Singapore to study. On our day of visit, Qibao was not really bustling with visitors, and most of the shops were rather quiet.
Written July 12, 2020
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gl0baltr0tter
Shanghai, China1,077 contributions
1000 year old Shanghai town
Apr 2020 • Couples
A little exaggerated saying that if you wanted to see Shanghai of the last 10 years, go to Pudong; 100 years, Yu Garden; 1000 years, Qibao because Qibao was founded by descendants from the Three Kingdoms period. Anyway I found it is a little more authentic than Yu Garden because it has a working river run through the town and real people still live in similarly constructed huts with brick tiles and mud walls right along the river.
Written April 22, 2020
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Solitairebride
3 contributions
There are many heritage gourmet food.
Oct 2019
Tried the dumplings which is nice and comes with various flavours.
Nice architecture from Song and Ming dynasties.

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Written January 15, 2020
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Agnnes
Singapore, Singapore52 contributions
Too crowded
Dec 2019 • Solo
Would definitely recommend Zhujiajiao Water Town instead even though the distance is further as Qibao Town can be too crowded and overly-commercialised. There is also not much scenery to it and the lane can be quite narrow with many people pushing through their way. However, great place for street snacks if you don’t mind the crowd!
Written December 7, 2019
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kierai_ou
Singapore66 contributions
Ancient Shanghai. Touristy and Crowded.
Nov 2019 • Family
Place to visit to see ancient shanghai. Many stalls selling foods. There are shops selling clothes, souvenir. This place is very crowded on weekends.
Written November 14, 2019
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OCDane
Los Angeles, CA1,005 contributions
Fun
Sep 2019 • Friends
This place is kind of fun. It feels like a tourist trap but you see very few western tourists.
You can find your scorpions and larvas on spears and other interesting things but you will most likely not buy much of the other tourist stuff as a western.
The sun was not really out but it still had some good photo ops, but it is difficult to make it look like the pro photos for sure.
Check it of the list and move on.
Written September 18, 2019
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Cool Choong
Malaysia42 contributions
Ancient town and street with a lot of good foods
Jul 2019 • Friends
Pay a short visit over there after whole week workshop in Shanghai. I love the view, the ambient, the food over there. Have a few bottle beer under that lovely ambient and environment.
May be it summer time there, stil feel warm during night time.
Written August 6, 2019
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Mapi1972
Denver, CO27 contributions
Super fun!
Jul 2019 • Family
We travel in a taxi from Pudong to Qibao and make the taxi wait for us! We spend about 2/3 hrs in the area. Clean and safe with lots of little narrow cute streets full of STREET FOOD! I love that and I tried Scorpio! It was very good and super crunchy! If you go there make sure you try some of the exotic food they have, is a long street full of that and is very funny! They also have lots of little bridges in general is just a very old part of town nicely preserve!
Written July 21, 2019
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Brad R
Shenyang, China112 contributions
Weekend trip to Qibao, the closest of the water villages to/in Shanghai
Jul 2019
I had some meetings in Shanghai and my wife was researching what to do and found Qibao. There are various water villages from a variety of timelines. As I understand it, Qibao id the newest and also the closest to Shanghai City Center. Took us 40 minutes to arrive and we walked around the back of a mall to enter. No fee to enter, but some people might have booths and look officious-they are all just looking for your hard earned RMB. Some of the sites might require payment, do it at the door, not on the street. Many signs as we enter the village but inside it becomes harder to find the exact thing, since the signs are all back to Chinese. I did not find a non-Chinese speaker map, although such a thing probably exists. Like all things in China, it is crowded. Sunday AM, crowded. Like all things in China it had a freaky food street, scorpions on a stick, etc etc. Still quite pretty and near the water cool. We saw no boats. We actually went back tot he mall to cool off. Oddly, they had a few western things I have not yet seen in China- Carl's junior burger joint, and Baskin Robins Ice Cream. Mall has great AC and connects to Qibao station on the subway line. Follow the signs out exit 2. QiBao old street is the translation. Other exits will put you in a normal neighborhood.
Written July 13, 2019
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Azaharin A Latiff
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia461 contributions
Streets of Ancient Shanghai
Jun 2019 • Couples
Walking path full of small shops selling various items from souvenirs, traditional costumes and exotic China good. Nice ambience and view with small bridges over a small river. A truly good sight of old Shanghai.....
Written June 29, 2019
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