Shanghai Old StreetCurrently Open
- Address: Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Market, Street Market, Town, Street Food, Old Town, Streets
The ancient history of China can be witnessed in all its glory in the Old City of Shanghai. This part of the city has its roots in archaic Chinese history and is the oldest part of the city. Even to this day, the circular shape of the original Old City is maintained. Although much of the walls that circumvented the Old City have been brought down or degraded over time, the broad circular avenues still maintain the original circular shape of the area.
The original walls of the city date back to the 11th century and were constructed as a means of defense and fortifications. Those parts of the wall that do remain to this day were mostly constructed in 1554 with three water gates and six gates. The main aim of these walls was to ward off attacks by pirates.
The Old City area today tries to maintain its ancient charm with its narrow and winding alleyways, traditional houses and buildings and authentic local street food and shops. But, signs of modernization are slowly becoming visible in this area because of the gradually encroaching high-rises that are being built in the area. One particular suggestion is to visit the night market in Guangqi street when in this area.
Shanghai Old Street Hours
- Closed on Occasion.
How to Reach Shanghai Old Street
- Take Subway Line 8 or Subway Line 10, Bus 930 and get off at Laoximen.
- Take Bus 736, 920 and get off at Laoximen or Xinbeimen.
- Take Bus 801 and get off at Xinximen.
- Traditional local eateries Shook!
- Restaurant – Asian cuisine
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20.41% of people who visit Shanghai include Shanghai Old Street in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
69.09% of people start their Shanghai Old Street visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Shanghai Old Street
90.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shanghai Old Street