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)

Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
3-Hour Walking Tour: Old Town Morning With Authentic Shanghainese Breakfast
More Info
and up
Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Street Food Night Tour
More Info
and up
Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tea house” (26 reviews)
“old style” (16 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 00:00 - 00:00
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
Old Town
Write a Review
Reviews (721)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Wandering around the buildings is very atmospheric. There are some areas in need of a clean up. In an area with very little by way of old buildings these stand out and give you a good feeling for China's past. Worth a visit if you...More

Thank theresalwaysone
Reviewed 4 days ago

Modern shopping mall in old-style dress. Fun for a walk-around but not for serious cultural shopping. Directly adjacent to Yu Garden, which is a terrific experience in late dynastic gardening and garden architecture.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great area for a walk through, shopping and restful drink. Beautiful buildings and gardens.

Thank CB1020
Reviewed 5 days ago

It really feels like you stepped back in time when you visit old town in Shanghai. All the buildings are in the old pagoda style and mostly well preserved. The zig-zag bridge and pavilion is something to experience although it was very crowded on the...More

Thank Ina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend a couple of hours in Old Town. Buildings are interesting and all the usual tourist traps are nearby. We got here using the Hop on Hop off bus which is very useful for tourists to see city highlights.

Thank FrankChris545
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Town is touristy but entertaining. It's worth visiting for a couple of hours. Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant (serving Xiao Long Bao) is delicious and famous. We found that the best time to buy from the ground floor is in the morning - they...More

Thank BritInCary
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a walk around 'Old Town' it's now very commercialized, too many big flashy jewellery and clothing stores, (I'm sure they were around in the 'OLD TOWN" one hundred plus years ago??????) There's great architecture and beauty through out, it's been a bit spoilt with...More

Thank RocNBear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit but not of an afternoon when all the tourist buses arrive. This is just a rip off centre the adjacent road is aptly named Fu You Rd. We came back the next day in the morning to visit the 2 temples...More

1  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our visit on Chinese New Year to Yu Garden (Yuyuan) we found this such a fantastic place. The history & well mantained buildings were wonderful.

Thank Warren D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Town area of Shanghai is interesting because the architecture makes you feel like you are in China - a feeling that you don't get from the spectacular buildings, which could be in any modern city. However, the enormous number of jewelry and other...More

Thank pico1
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
Nearby Restaurants
Fenghui Tang-styled Teahouse
46 reviews
.02 km away
Nanxiang Mantou Dian (YuYuan)
621 reviews
.04 km away
Morton's Steak and Seafood Grille
47 reviews
.01 km away
Lu Bo Lang
133 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
7,408 reviews
.06 km away
Yuyuan Old Street
920 reviews
.01 km away
Shanghai Temple Of the Town God (Chenghung Miao)
693 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bondikjova V
Do we have to pay entrance
27 August 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from stacy B | Reviewed this property |
No, no entrance fee needed.
I couldn't find this place! I walked all around where the location shows on this page, but there was no shopping area. There was one old looking building, but it was closed and dark at 7pm so I don't think that was it. Can someone give more specific location details?
5 May 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from missie0 | Reviewed this property |
As we were part of an organised tour,I cant really help you.We were taken there by bus but recall we had to walk some distance as the bus wasn't allowed near the entrances( s)