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Shanghai Old Town (Nanshi) Tours

At first glance the Old Town of Shanghai might seem like just another tourist trap, but Nanshi, as it used to be called (or Southern Town as most of the residents of the city call it) has a genuinely fascinating history.

This part of town predates the colonial presence in Shanghai. It's bordered by Renmin Lu and Zhonghua Lu, roads that echo the line of walls built in the 15th century to keep out Japanese pirates and since demolished.

You'll get a feel for a brand of Chinese urban living that's fast disappearing - and you might just find a bargain in the process.

Practical Info

Tourists generally come to Old Street and the Yuyuan Garden and Bazaar, all shined up and filled with dubious antiques for just that market. But stay a while. Explore the maze of streets and curiosity shops and teahouses that radiate outwards from this area.

The Old Town is located southwest of the Bund. You can reach it by taking the subway to Henan Zhonglu.

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Shanghai One Day Private Tour with The Bund and Yuayan Garden, Shanghai, null
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Shanghai One Day Private Tour with The Bund and Yuayan Garden

This Shanghai one day tour shows you the essence of Shanghai attractions: the Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Bazaar, and Tian Zi Fang Bazaar. Not only you will ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
3-Hour Walking Tour: Old Town Morning With Authentic Shanghainese Breakfast, Shanghai, City Tours
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3-Hour Walking Tour: Old Town Morning With Authentic Shanghainese Breakfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

A 3-hour walking tour in the old town area to feel the hustle and bustle life in Shanghai. Your local expert will show you many choices of local breakfast in ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00
Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour, Shanghai, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Reviews

Get ready for Shanghai’s most delicious food tour! As the sun sets, you’ll get off the tourist trail and into family-run restaurants and street stalls serving ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit, Shanghai, Street Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit

This is Shanghai's most authentic culinary experience! This walking tour will take you through small streets and old nongtang communities while visiting ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Private Shanghai Sightseeing Tour, River Cruise and Wonton-Making Lesson, Shanghai, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Shanghai Sightseeing Tour, River Cruise and Wonton-Making Lesson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Combine a sightseeing tour of Shanghai highlights with a more authentic city experience at the home of a local family on this full-day tour. With an ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.00
Private Shanghai Classic City Tour With Huangpu River Cruise, Shanghai, Cooking Classes
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Private Shanghai Classic City Tour With Huangpu River Cruise

For this full day Shanghai classic tour, the private guide and driver will take you to discover the major sites in Shanghai and experience a cruise trip on the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.33
Private Shanghai Old Time Exploration Tour with Din Tai Fung or Lost Heaven Lunch, Shanghai, City ... 
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Private Shanghai Old Time Exploration Tour with Din Tai Fung or Lost Heaven Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The 6-hour private tour is designed for history lovers and for the people who want to have a deeper understanding of Shanghai's Change from 1840 to 1940. Your ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.00
Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, Historical & Heritage ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Shanghai Old Town Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Long before the foreign concessions and skyscrapers, Shanghai was a prosperous Chinese town surrounded by protective walls. This 2-hour private guided walking ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.23
Shanghai Day Trip from Beijing by Air including Jade Buddha Temple Yu Garden and Tea Ceremony, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Shanghai Day Trip from Beijing by Air including Jade Buddha Temple Yu Garden and Tea Ceremony

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Although Shanghai is one of China’s most advanced cities, its history as a water village, now as a major coastal town and port is still evident throughout the ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $644.00
Shanghai City Sightseeing Walking Tour, Shanghai, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Shanghai City Sightseeing Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Get an insider’s perspective of China’s superstar city — from bustling bazaars to chic boutiques — as you witness Shanghai's imperial opulence and avant-garde ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.00

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