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Shanghai Old Street

Stroll down this historic street lined with buildings that showcase the city’s architectural evolution from the Ming and Qing Dynasties to the 20th century. 

Shanghai Old Street is a recently restored area featuring gorgeous traditional houses. As you walk from west to east, note how the buildings’ architectural styles evolve from typical Ming dynasty buildings to Chinese Republican designs. The buildings host specialist shops selling everything from jade jewelry to calligraphy manuals.

Also known as Fangbang Zhong Lu, this street is divided into eastern and western sections. Walk down the eastern end, where shops and residences are modeled after buildings from the late Qing dynasty. Notice the buildings’ upturned roof eves and horse-shaped wall tops, characteristic of architecture during this period.

On the west end of the street, buildings are designed after classic Ming and Qing dynasty architecture. Admire their red pillars, lattice windows, black tiles and whitewashed walls. 

Check out the Temple of the Town God, which was first founded in the 15th century. Destroyed and rebuilt several times over the centuries, this temple is now a popular place for local residents to offer incense to their favorite town gods in hopes of receiving good fortune. Look for beautiful carvings on the roof above the main hall, which houses the statue of General Huo Guang. 

Look inside some of the older shops along the street, including Chunfeng Deyi Teahouse, located near the intersection with Xiaochang. Visitors here can enjoy a cup of traditional Yuan Bao Tea, made with two olives as a symbol of good luck. Stop by the teahouse on Saturday or Sunday to see Ping Tan, a storytelling and ballad-singing performance. 

Don’t miss the antique collection at the Old Shanghai Teahouse. Gathered by the teahouse’s owner over the years, the pieces are presented in chronological order from the late Qing dynasty to the founding of the People's Republic of China. If you’re hungry, this teahouse is a perfect place to snack on Shanghai-style steamed buns or spicy noodles.

Explore Shanghai Old Street at any time. The street is marked on either end by large decorative arches. To get here, take the bus or subway to  Laoximen or Yuyuan Station. Couple your visit with a stop at Yuyuan Garden.


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Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre

555 Middle Xizang Road, (Close to Nanjing), Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)

    Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District, People's Square and The Bund. People's Square Station ...

    Shanghai Marriott Hotel City CentreNZ$241

    Shanghai Marriott Hotel City CentreNZ$241
    Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

    Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

    505 Jiujiang Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)

      Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nanjing Road Shopping District and Old Chinese City. The Bund and Shanghai Museum ...

      Grand Central Hotel ShanghaiNZ$198

      Grand Central Hotel ShanghaiNZ$198
      Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

      Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

      159 South He Nan Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.9 out of 5 (9 reviews)

        Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Town God Temple Snack Street, Yu Garden, and Old Chinese City. The Bund and ...

        Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden HotelNZ$205

        Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden HotelNZ$205
        Mercure Shanghai Yu Garden

        Mercure Shanghai Yu Garden

        789 East FuXing Rd., Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Downtown Shanghai, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of City God Temple, Yu Garden and Shanghai Old Street. Old Chinese City and The Bund are ...

          Mercure Shanghai Yu GardenNZ$137

          Mercure Shanghai Yu GardenNZ$137
          Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

          Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

          1 East Jinling Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.8 out of 5 (9 reviews)

            Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Yuyuan Bazaar, Old Chinese City and Shanghai Museum. The Bund and Shanghai Old Street ...

            Les Suites Orient, Bund ShanghaiNZ$249

            Les Suites Orient, Bund ShanghaiNZ$249
            The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai

            The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai

            88 Henan Central Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
              5.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.8 out of 5 (11 reviews)

              Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nanjing Road Shopping District, The Bund and Yu Garden. Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum ...

              The Westin Bund Center, ShanghaiNZ$298

              The Westin Bund Center, ShanghaiNZ$298
              Grand Hyatt Shanghai

              Grand Hyatt Shanghai

              88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is steps away from IFC Mall and Shanghai World Financial Center. Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Tower are also within ...

                Grand Hyatt ShanghaiNZ$330

                Grand Hyatt ShanghaiNZ$330
                Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

                Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

                No. 2, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Huang Pu District, Shanghai, Shanghai
                  5.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                  Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Bund and Nanjing Road Shopping District. Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum are ...

                  Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the BundNZ$503

                  Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the BundNZ$503

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