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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Qingnian Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 July 2015

My son and I took the subway (line 9) to Qibao Old Town and got out at exit 2. Turn right, and walk for a few minutes, then turn right on Qibao Old street. All tourist street signs are in brown, so look out for...More

8  Thank Andrew M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

If you have more time in Shanghai, I recommend visiting Zhujiajiao Ancient town instead. It is about an hour bus ride away and it is way better than this water town. However, due to its proximity to the city, it is still worth a visit...More

8  Thank pat1011
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We took Metro out to Qibao and the best part of the day out was speaking to a young Chinese family heading home after taking their young son to see a beach, it filled in the 50 minute ride. When we arrived at Qibao we...More

1  Thank Pam S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Old Chinese town with the same type of Chinese shops you can find in the more popular tourist locations. The odors in the entire town were overwhelming at times. Worth a quick visit if you’re looking for something to do further away from Shanghai city...More

Thank 140kellye
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Qibao is relatively small, and is crowded even by Chinese tourist standards. The temple is nice and less busy. The best part about Qibao is its accessibility by Shanghai metro (though it will take 40-60 min from downtown). Go if you want to get a...More

1  Thank Eudaimonia25
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I honestly don’t understand some of the negative reviews about this wonderful place. I have visited some of the more “important” water towns on past trips, and I found Qibao more interesting and fun. I understand it can get crowded on weekends, I came during...More

2  Thank kpmirk
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Well worth a visit, I was very impressed with one particular tea room. Have your tea made in front of you and in peace and tranquility. Many interesting places to eat, this venue is well worth a visit in future its likely to be spoilt...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Planned to go to the “Korean street” after work. Met a friendly taxi driver suggesting me to go to Qibao old street instead. Always fancy local things... accepted his suggestion. Bang! Such a nice places with lots of local foods. Group of local Christian dancing...More

Thank JanetF1736
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

There are pagoda, old streets, river, bridges, small shops and free entrance. Photo worthy. Easy to get to, 5 mins walk from Metro Qibao, big and nice Vanko mall on top of metro if you like cleaner toilets.

Thank Francesca L
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The place is quite small and boring. People crowded in only 1 street. I brought my camera but I didn't use it. Not worth going there wasting time and money. Couldn't expect any good.

Thank Pinn P
Reviewed 27 April 2018

It took about 40minutes from Peoples square Shanghai city, and then about 10 minutes walk from Qibao station. (Do bring a bottle of water if you are travelling in the summer, but if not there are plenty of shops). The town really takes you back...More

Thank khenhd
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Love this little water village. Located not far from Shanghai town, takes about 1 hour by metro from Jing'An district. The street divided into souvenir shops street and food street. Interesting streets food are all around, including nice lamb yakitori and famous shanghai dumplings. Those...More

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I am not so sure but the ensure not go too early