Shanghai Old Town - 上海古城

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- Review updated on 20 juillet 2019

The old city of Shanghai in photos

Presentation of the old city of Shanghai

In the heart of Shanghai’s modern city, west of Renmin Lu, lies the Old City, the oldest inhabited part of Shanghai, retracing the daily life of China before modernization, and thus reliving the past of Shanghai.

It is not very extensive, (1.6 km from north to south and 1.3 from east to west), but is entering a different universe, giving the sensation of going back in time. Its narrow, cluttered and sinuous streets (called hutong), lined with typical Chinese houses with red and gold roofs, lead to a local bazaar. There are traditional handicrafts, stalls, fabrics … Despite its somewhat artificial, this is the perfect place to hang out and buy souvenirs.

Then, after all your shopping, if you feel the need to rest, take a break in the Huxinting tea house, this old pentagonal pavilion, in the middle of the rectangular pool, before going to relax in the heart of the garden Yu.

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