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Address: Qingnian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Qibao Old Street offers a glimpse of traditional China, with buildings that...

Qibao Old Street offers a glimpse of traditional China, with buildings that have been refurbished offering museums, shops, restaurants, gardens, and tea houses.

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Good place for a day out

Good place for a day out on a weekend or any other time. Not that hard to get to as some have suggested either. Line 10 from Yishan Rd only takes 25 minutes and exit 2 (Caobao Rd... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place for a day out on a weekend or any other time. Not that hard to get to as some have suggested either. Line 10 from Yishan Rd only takes 25 minutes and exit 2 (Caobao Rd) will take you into the mall where the street is less than 5 minutes walk once outside. Nice things to look at... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I have a free day to go around so decided to visit QiBao old town. Transport wise it's easy to access as you only take the metro and walking distance to there. It's too crowded with people who mostly there for food. All the stalls packed with people. In addition the place not as clean as others you see trashes... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

It's a very small old street but within walking distance of Shanghai Metro (Qibai Station). Don't expect extensive canals with many bridges here. Its the nearest and easiest place to see and feel a "water village". There are some nice eateries and souvenirs shops but not cheap. I was there on a weekday wasn't crowded.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The place could have a good potential but in reality it really make sense to go there only if you are very close and you do not have any better option. The "old street" is full of shops selling chip stuff for tourists. Just few shops with something a bit more interesting. in the surrounding you can take nice pictures.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Locate in the west of Shanghai city. Only few foreign visitors know the place. But it is very impressive and fun to be here. Distance is a bit far from downtown Shanghai.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Last time we went to Suzhou and planned to go to Xitang, but due to the oppressive heat we took the lazy, closer option and went to Qibao, mainly because it was only a subway ride away. I regret it now, although if you dont have much time, its a good was to see some ancient architecture. The area is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Qibao Old Street is portion of Qibao Old Town. Admission free. Motor vehicle not permitted in the town. There's few old streets within this lovely town. Traditional shophouses, teahouses, restaurants, roadside stalls, pavilions etc. There's also a museum and temple within the town. Many little canals running in the town. Little boats docked. Bridges linked the town. Lanterns hanging above... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Compared to Yuyuan Old Street, Qibao has a more authentic 'old' village setting. It also has a wider range of traditional local food, many of which are weird or strange looking but very interesting & eye opening. And the prices here are cheaper than Yuyuan. But the architecture here is not as majestic or "modern" as Yuyuan. Anyway it is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

One street but very interesting: many Chinese tourists and low price gift shops. You can see many strange food. I recommend if you have 1 or 2 hours to spend. Unfortunately some of the museums are closed now.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We visited this old town in Saturday. It should be very very crowded in this day. After we exit the metro station via exit 2 , turn right and turn right again at the intersection. Please follow the brown sign. Then you will reach this small and wonderful old town.

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