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Address: Qingnian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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If you don't have sufficient time to explore Water Villages further away....

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
Shi W
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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 

1 Thank Peffer
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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.

Thank Shi W
Torino, Italia
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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 

1 Thank cilviejo
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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 

2 Thank rhysw552016
Singapore, Singapore
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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 

2 Thank Travelove58
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.

3 Thank floand5
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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.

1 Thank Sirianong_sirine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a fascinating old town In Qibao. Took line line on the subway from Middle Yangpao Road Station as we were staying at the Renaissance Hotel. So easy to get to by Subway (train - Metro) took 45 minutes, no transferring from this line. Got out exit 2. turn right and followed the signs. Just and interesting place to... More 

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