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Nanxiang Old Street

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Address: Nanxiang Town, Jiading District, Shanghai, China
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A hidden gem in Shanghai

I have decided to visit this hidden gem after read good reviews from tripadvisors. It was definitely a off beaten path with lesser crowd during week day. It was quite a short... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have decided to visit this hidden gem after read good reviews from tripadvisors. It was definitely a off beaten path with lesser crowd during week day. It was quite a short walk from Line 11 - Nan Xiang, probably about 15 mins. This is fully recommended to visit if you're around Shanghai. Though it may not be as big... More 

3 Thank Chloe_cpc
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool place to walk around and explore. We stumbled into a fairly large indoor flea market and that was fun. Read that xiaolongbao originated here and that's interesting. If come by metro line 11 it's easy to leave out station exit 2 and get a taxi. Walking is around 20-min.

2 Thank Billy_Whimwa
Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Nanxiang is not a place you will find in tourist trips like "Shanghai in 48 hours". And it takes you also some time to find this old street, hidden among new buildings. But it is interesting, maybe too much business oriented but still showing you how old city was looking like.

Thank smallhausen1
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Not a place to spend too long getting to but if you are close it is worth a couple of hours. It is only 15 minutes walk from the line 11 metro station but not well signposted. Many of the "old" building have been restored so much nothing old remains and many other buildings are new made to look old,... More 

1 Thank futsanglung
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

If you have half a day to spare, make this THE stop. I have been to a few ancient street in Shanghai and in other city, and this by far feels the most authentic of them all. The narrow street, stone flooring, overhanging banner, smell of food, all adds up to my imagination of old China. Oh. Don't forget to... More 

3 Thank Khiam Yeong H
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

To give you a different perspective on Shanghai, you should visit one of the old towns around Shanghai. This is an easy one to get to via metro line 11. A good way to see some more authentic Shanghai life.

3 Thank wombatdavid
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a one of the old street in Shanghai not to be missed. Nice traditional houses and good scenery. There is food available.

1 Thank Eric W
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Go there by metro line 11, you can either take a cab or Nanxiang bus no.5 after coming down from the metro station. Must try their xiao long bao.

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Reviewed 22 July 2015

You get better idea of old chinese traditions in this street. Keep them in your memory through lots of pictures. Lots of tourists are visible here. Very unique and maintained nicely by shanghai Authorities.

Thank Kiran1000
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

Nanxiang Old Street, on the outskirts of Shanghai is amazing look into the lifestyle of Chinese people, amazing waterways and buildings. Well worth a look.

1 Thank MargieV611

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