We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Town (Nanshi)

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Book In Advance
1,081
All photos (1,081)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tea house”(29 reviews)
“old style”(20 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
56°
42°
Mar
66°
51°
Apr
75°
60°
May
Contact
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Xiaodongmen
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Old Town (Nanshi)
from $40.00
More Info
from $18.00
More Info
from $69.23
More Info
from $72.50
More Info
Reviews (1,040)
Filter reviews
600 results
Traveler rating
243
260
81
8
8
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
243
260
81
8
8
Show reviews that mention
All reviews turkish ice cream tea house old style yu garden chinese buildings food stalls tourist shops amazing architecture lots of shops dumplings zig zag bridge buy souvenirs chinese new year narrow streets great shopping for sale worth a visit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 600 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for resting . , have dining ,historical ., take photos ., nice for children ., tea house , will visit again in next trip

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank habib_ilean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A busy area of hustle and bustle - a shopping space, built in a traditional Chinese architectural style, with a wide variety of shops and food outlets built around narrow lanes and streets. Seems a bit touristy and there is some hard selling from some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to walk around in a couple of hours. Pretty gardens and pavilions and lots of shops to buy your souvenirs. Interesting old buildings, fabulous tea houses and lots of produce to tease the senses. Worthwhile. Beware though it is crowded and so be careful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden area complex with its old pavilions, rock gardens and arched bridges is surrounded by crowded narrow pedestrian streets selling everything from food to antiques to modern Chinese wares. It is a very busy crowded tourist area and a chance to pick up souvenirs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank shark939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive place at night. It is a must see if you are in Shanghai. Tried the Chinese crispy traditional pancake. Absolutely delicious :)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claudia A A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the Old Town area of Shanghai. Although we visited toward the end of the Chinese New Year holiday, while crowded, it was not overwhelming. The old Town is a fun place to visit, with a lot of shops offering a large variety of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Portmac1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old traditional look of Shanghai. Our guide called this "China Town" within a China Town. Some beautiful older style buildings, narrow streets, crowded as can be, a lot of small vendors selling tourist stuff. Turkish ice cream vendor was so much fun, acting like he...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris v
Reviewed February 12, 2019

A real view of what life was like. The people here are actually friendly and just as curious about us. Loved the feel, every corner was a new place to explore. Genuine.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 306alannat
Reviewed February 7, 2019

We have been here several times over the years and all those memories came flashing back on this visit. The area is still well kept up. The center of old town is a koi fish reflection pond that is one of the most photographed areas...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank midwaytoheaven
Reviewed February 5, 2019

It is a beautiful place, even if you consider how commercialized it is. Walking along the street and alleys of the old town would still give you the sense of the heritage being preserved when you observe the architectural elements of the buildings around. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank aurfei
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5,420 nearby hotels
Shanghai Classical Hotel
32 reviews
.11 miles away
Ibis Shanghai Yu Garden
418 reviews
.13 miles away
Riverview Hotel
286 reviews
.22 miles away
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
1,836 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 17,840 nearby restaurants
Fenghui Tang-styled Teahouse
63 reviews
.01 miles away
Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant
66 reviews
.02 miles away
Lu Bo Lang
189 reviews
.01 miles away
Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)
771 reviews
.02 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,848 nearby attractions
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
9,778 reviews
.04 miles away
Yuyuan Old Street
1,194 reviews
.11 miles away
Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)
804 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bondikjova V
August 26, 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from saracalcerano | Reviewed this property |
No fee, but you will shop it is irresistible
0
Votes
alchemista
May 5, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Doris Satie F | Reviewed this property |
See if you can find on GOOGLE MAPS with this coordinates: 584 Ren Min Lu Shanghai Shi, China 31.228692, 121.487442 When you look at it through satellite mode, you'll see a zigzag path bridge.
1
Vote