Old Town (Nanshi), Shanghai

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#5 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Shanghai
Step back in time as you explore Old Town (Nanshi), the district that used to sit within the walls of ancient Shanghai. Although rebuilt, the area still retains its “old China” atmosphere and charm. Roam its narrow side streets and experience the new interspersed with the old, as you meander through the crowds of the bazaar, or visit one of the numerous temples sprinkled around the area. Browse the district for souvenirs, antiques, or novelty shops, and sample countless local delicacies from the abundant restaurants and street food stalls in the area. For Old Town (Nanshi) and beyond, use our Shanghai holiday builder tool to get the most from your Shanghai vacation.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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