"Shanghai Old Street (chinese: 上海老街)" Old Street Tip by sunnywong

Old Street, Shanghai: 6 reviews and 17 photos


The rebuilt Shanghai Old Street is 825 m long from Renmin Road to Henan Road, divided into the eastern and Western section. The eastern section runs from Renmin Road to Guanyi Street. Shanghai Old Street is an important east-west passageway for sightseeing in the Yuyuan commercial and tourist area.

In the eastern section of the street after ¨remodeling and restoration teahouses, old-fashioned wine shops, and embroidery stores. Besides, the patterned drip-pipes, upturned eaves, protruding corners and horse-head walls make visitors feel as if they have gone back to the old days. The western section is mainly laid out with Ming Dynasty imitation buildings with black tiles and whitewashed walls, red pillars and upturned eaves, typical of the architectural style of old towns in the Ming and Qing Dynssties. Here one will find rows of antique-featured shops, such as the water pipe store, glutinous dumplings store, roasted nuts shop, and teahouses.

Address: Fangpang Rd, M
Directions: Public buses 11, 42, 64, 66, 126 and 926

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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