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Qibao Old Street

Qingnian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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Qibao Old Street offers a glimpse of traditional China, with buildings that have been refurbished offering museums, shops, restaurants, gardens, and tea houses.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“bao” (6 reviews)
“ancient town” (10 reviews)
“metro line” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Qingnian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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1 - 10 of 145 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, if you want to see some more real China and you have little time, go to Qibao. Is close to the metro station (line 9). Just don't be scared of the crowd, I went on a sunday and gets crazy but still you see...More

1  Thank Frinee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

QiBao have commercialized for tourists, but you still can see a lot of beautiful old buildings, streets and get a idea how people have lived in a small town in south China for hundreds of years. You can find many local food specialties. And the...More

Thank jfromd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Qibao is not a very known tourist location known to foreigners, as it doesn’t get visited by many foreigners. Most of the surrounding area has been converted to new construction and very little is left of the old street. Although this area has some older...More

Thank Val C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Really don't bother. The Qibao Temple is well worth seeing, although it's not very well posted in the area, so you may have trouble finding it. If you can track it down, it's virtually empty and there's a lot to see for free. The pagoda...More

2  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This lovely little ancient town if full of alleyways, traditional housing and surrounded by a canal which has boat rides.Plenty of places to eat and also souvenir shops.Metro Qibao station Line 9 Exit 2 turn left from the station walk about 500 metres and then...More

1  Thank Jennefer N
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I was delighted with how sparse the crowds were but the heat was oppressive for October. It was 31C and very humid. This detracted from the visit. But I still found all the different kinds of food interesting and tasty

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 5 October 2017

It is convenient that you can choose Qibao stop in metro line 9 then walk about few hundred meters, the bell tower is very nice as old building in YuYuan (Yu Garden) and the small canal with curved bridge which is a featured picture of...More

Thank Quang T
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I only had a day off in Shanghai and wanted to visit a water village. This was the only one on the metro lines - I wasn't disappointed with the visit. Get there early and beat the crowds, the food street across the canal fills...More

1  Thank RavenKnit
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We only had a couple of days in Shanghai and wanted to experience a water town but didn't have time to travel further. This was very convenient as it's accessible via the metro line which means no bus and quick to get to. The main...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I went there with my parents after reading some of the reviews. Glad that we went. It's something different as we got to see the ancient part of China. Lots of food stalls and knick knacks shops. It wasn't as crowded on a Friday, could...More

Thank Nicole L
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11 May 2017|
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I am not so sure but the ensure not go too early