Shanghai - Old Town (Chapter)
This is the Old Town chapter from Lonely Planet’s Shànghǎi guidebook.
The original city core and the only part of Shànghǎi to predate the 1850s, the Old Town is a favourite with visitors hoping to get a glimpse of ‘traditional’ China.
- Lose your bearings in the labyrinthine Yùyuán Gardens & Bazaar, but avoid the weekend surge
- Browse for handicrafts, faux antiques, tailor-made clothes and souvenirs in the Old Town’s shops, markets and bazaars
- Get temple-hopping among the Old Town’s quaint and historic brood of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, Christian and Muslim shrines
- restaurants and bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife and Shopping.
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