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Yuyuan Old Street

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Address: Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001, China
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One of the Old town for tourist at Shanghai

Tourist area , the old building design are amazing and crowded , over there have a lot local food and shop to selling souvenir over there.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tourist area , the old building design are amazing and crowded , over there have a lot local food and shop to selling souvenir over there.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I totally disliked visiting this area. This is a tourist trap; this is filled with tourists coming in buses. The market is a giant dollar store. This is filled with low-end stores. Not worth the visit. There is nothing interesting. The whole area is fake looking.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I Loved how you can find everything in this Street . It is really crowded but it is filled with shopping spots for all budgets and lots of different food plus the architecture is amazing. I got some great Pics in this place.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a step back in time to experience old style chinese shopping then you must spend an hour or so wandering around Yuyuan area of shops - queue up for good chinese food while bartering with some of the stall holders....

New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yuyuan Old street was fully packed when we visited. We tasted some dumplings as big as a saucer and had to use a straw to suck the soup out of the dumpling. It was delicious but not cheap. The eateries were centred in one area and you would be able to find all sorts of food that you would like... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most people of ages, they like go here for shopping. You can bargain from those small stores and at least cut 60% off from the price they offer.

Thank Peihu
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go early as becomes packed as the day goes on. Haggle, haggle at the markets. Walk further away from the centre and you will find more authentic Chinese living.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible by train in the center of Shanghai. An interesting place to see. The place is a little of everything. Shops for clothing, wood carvings, jewelry, fashion accessories, souvenirs and food shops.. Had our lunch of dimsum . There is a pond with carps of different colors and sizes. Discover the place and you will enjoy it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very funny and do to the fact that we were surfing the net in Chinese we ended up in the "real" old town. Thw shock. Was both sides, people there were shock we were actually walking by, and we thought that was not what we were told. Anyway olf part been real but not turistic, new part only... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tea houses and restaurants, shopping, street food with all the fun! Try some pork on a stick or tea ice cream, yummy!

Thank Veronica S

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
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