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“Colourful and interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Town (Nanshi)

Old Town (Nanshi)
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3-Hour Walking Tour: Old Town Morning With Authentic Shanghainese Breakfast
Ranked #20 of 1,310 things to do in Shanghai
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Colourful and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Take some time to wander here - it's colourful and bustling. See the mid lake tea pavilion and visit the dumpling shop - we didn't but lots do - you can spot it by the queue!

Visited September 2012
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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Watch your prices!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

While visiting Old Town in Shanghai is quite an experience, you really have to watch the price of the goods, and to bargain hard. The prices can drop dramatically from the initial price. Indeed when I turned away on being quoted 480 RMB for something, the price was instantly changed to 200 RMB.

Old Town is frequented by many locals who form very long queues for authentic cheap and tasty food.

As well, there are many interesting handcrafted goods ranging from embroidery through to straw-woven animals and other knick-knacks. Quite fascinating and intricate.

Visited July 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

This place is great for a stroll and to immerse yourself in what Shanghai used to be like!

Visited May 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Make sure your in old town, not the Yu Garden area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

The old town streets are away from the Yu Garden bazaar, it is not frequented by many western travelers, but it is here where you will get to see the real shanghai, food is cheap and tasty

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Shanghai
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“Great fun, you'll go back several times!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Great sightseeing as well as fun shopping and bargaining.

Visited May 2012
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