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Yuyuan Old Street

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Address: Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
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it's the gate to yuyuan garden

it's an old street with old buildings,really unique and different.It's also the gate to Yuyuan garden.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it's an old street with old buildings,really unique and different.It's also the gate to Yuyuan garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This area is actually very exciting with all sorts of street foods and shopping. Although the area is call old Shanghai, it is mostly new. Every once in a while you get a glimpse of the old buildings, but it has been taken over by shops and business. The Yu garden is near by and there are many visitors. Be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for seeing the locals and mixing with many people , fabulous shopping , great places to eat ,not all shops have prices on items so you must haggle as prices are higher for non Chinese, so be aware of this . Buildings of different types, small narrow walk ways , plenty of people .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been there 12 years ago. Now the place is much more commercialized and filled with tourists. I love the shao long bao there. They are still tasty and value for money.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a charming place for visitors to Shanghai to escape the modern architecture of new Shanghai. There is a lot of fun jewelry, trinkets, and "antiques" to be found in the little shops all around the old town, but beware the crowds. On weekends, the alleys are flooded with tourists and can feel like a river of people. Weekdays... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place I love to visit, not a mall with western style shops, but true China with lots of locals and full of all buildings. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you can walk around for hours. Prices for us foreigners are higher unless they are already displayed. Enjoy the authentic places far away the skyscrapers

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a great place to spend some time. Great places to eat and drink. Lots of local artists. Great architecture.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking on the streets of these area feels like old China, although i think all the buildings are not old. there is a very nice tea house but it is expensive. The dumpling here are very good especially at Nanxiang steamed dumpling both, stand in line you would not regret it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed our walk-through of the Yuyuan Old Street. Lots of touristy shops inter-mingled with local shops. We found some great fried cookies, a few good streetfoods, and after asking some local friends, some awesome xialong bao. The international standards like Starbucks can be found here too. Be aware of people trying to offer you a tea ceremony or to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

There's a temple that I didn't visit. The whole area is pretty big and all connected. Most of the shops sell similar item though. It was a nice walk around even if you are not planning to spend any money. As I'm feeling lazy to bargain, I went to shops with price display. You can actually find good deals! There... More 

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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