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While the ‚Old Town‘ is actually entirely reconstructed, it is still not without its charms. That is, if you visit it on a weekday and not on a weekeend when you will be crushed by the tourist hordes.
It is true that a lot of...More
What I loved about Shanghai was that unlike Beijing, it felt like the real China. This section of the city has been renovated and has many shops geared towards both locals and tourists. Well worth a few hours of shopping time.
Called 'old town' but the central maze is very much based around modern retail outlets.
However, amongst the myriad of looky-likey shops there are some real interesting gems. Look out for the finger/hand palm paintings.
The Tea house in the centre looks interesting
Fun place to eat, shop and people watch. It is very crowded so be aware. Most places gladly accept Wechat pay and credit cards just in case your running low on local currency. It also there are several ATMs scattered throughout the old town.
After visiting a silk worm factory we headed over to Shanghai’s Old Town. Whilst a bit touristy (what isn’t these days) we enjoyed the visit. I bought some toys for my grandson as well as a watch. This was from the Curren stable of chronographs....More
Shanghai is surely one of the world’s great cities, and getting greater by the day! Getting a link to the city’s history and role in China’s social, economic and political evolution is a great treat! Long Live Shanghai!