Old Town (Nanshi)

Old Town (Nanshi), Shanghai: Hours, Address, Old Town (Nanshi) Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Town (Nanshi)
4.5
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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The area
Address
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Neighborhood: Xiaodongmen
How to get there
  • Yuyuan Garden • 6 min walk
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4.5
1,153 reviews
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Circumnavigator
Brussels, Belgium316 contributions
Romantic historic city centre
Jul 2019
Tiny but splendid old town with lots of corners to make romantic photographs. The little shops are focused on tourists, but they are still fine and do not have aggressive sales methods.
Written June 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Touristy but Good experience
May 2019
This place is just outside Yu Garden. It is extremely crowded and touristy, but a good experience. Buildings had a very Chinese facade and you can get plenty of food, drinks, clothes and souvenirs here. Just get used to the crowds and you will enjoy your visit.
Written April 5, 2020
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Jennifer R
Wyoming NSW28 contributions
Crowed but you really shouldn't miss it
Jan 2020
This area is very crowded and touristy but amazing to experience. The buildings alone are worth coming to see. It gives you a taste of what Old Shanghai may have been like.
Written February 11, 2020
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Everett94
Orlando, FL189 contributions
So Much to See!
Oct 2019
Nanshi is bustling, crowded and rather loud, but should definitely be part of your visit to Shanghai. Many, many choices for food, some shops with high-end merchandise, and others with inexpensive souvenirs. A bit touristy for sure, but well worth seeing!
Written January 8, 2020
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Michael D
West Sussex, UK58 contributions
An insight into Shanghai history
Nov 2019
The Old City which seems to be being knocked down by the day is fascinating. Lots of small shops and character with lots of surprises
Written December 16, 2019
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Kaymtravel7
Los Angeles, CA800 contributions
Busy and entertaining
Jun 2019 • Friends
It’s quite exciting to walk around this bustling yet touristy part of Shanghai, near the Yu Garden. We enjoyed looking at various shopping stalls, even buying a mah-jongg set, and eating some delicious dumplings. It is crowded, but there’s some interesting architecture, and a lot to see and do.
Written December 5, 2019
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Nina L
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
Too crowded
Nov 2019 • Couples
It was too crowded that I didn’t enjoy. Other than the buildings/architecture and many food options, nothing else stood out for me. Happy to have said I’ve been here but wouldn’t come back again
Written November 26, 2019
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StrShp115
Berkeley, CA278 contributions
Not so old anymore
Oct 2019
This site got a facelift during the Beijing Summer Olympics...so it’s a shiny commercial tourist destination for international travelers....almost all vendors can converse in English. It’s very crowded and with some interesting food stands and some traditional tea shops. This was one of the few historical sites where higher end souvenir shopping for international travelers was apparent. If you have a chance to visit a tea shop on the 2nd floor, there is a panoramic view of these historic buildings against the back drop of the new modern China with the Shanghai Tower on the horizon. Unfortunately the adjacent Yu Gardens was closed for some renovation work an typically part of a tour....check out their website for admission....We were warned that Yu Gardens is very very busy....so we opted to visit another smaller garden.....the fundamentalists of design are about the same unless the owner has a specific passion.....the garden we visited - the owner has a pet tiger...
Written November 23, 2019
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Kuljit U
wolves16 contributions
Sight to see
Nov 2019 • Friends
The bund rightfully gets a lot of plaudits but old town is so charming and very busy this places sells everytthing from paintings to magnets and much more. The food is fantastic and the views are majestic a MUST visit
Written November 23, 2019
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Stewarts Vacation
318 contributions
Charming original centre of Shanghai
Oct 2019
We were delighted with our visit to this historic section of the city with the City God Temple and Yu Gardens close by. Sadly the Gardens were closed for renovation! But the old style buildings and atmosphere did not disappoint. It was such a quaint area with a large variety of little shops offering food, drinks, Chinese tea, handicrafts, souveniers, etc. Just lovely to wander around and marvel at the architecture of the buildings. A very pretty area, especially as the lights turn on at dusk. Wear comfortable walking shoes as the streets are cobbled.
Written November 17, 2019
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