Shanghai Old Town

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Shanghai Old Town is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Huangpu Qu, Shanghai, China that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

walking

views

city walk

Tour of the old part of Shanghai. Great for general tourists and photographers. Ample opportunity for souvenir shopping. This tour takes you to the heart of old Shanghai. On the way it provides good opportunities to stock up on souvenirs, whilst getting a glimpse of traditional life. You will also get to sample some local Shanghainese style food. Yes some of the areas are touristy and crowded but those hordes are here for a reason. The Yuyuan Gardens are well worth the admission. Duck down a side lane, though, and you come face to face with people living their everyday lives. This is as traditional and old as Shanghai gets these days and makes a good contrast to the modern in your face new Shanghai. How long you take largely depends on how long you spend at each stop but even at a fairly brisk pace you will need 4 hours. Linger for shopping, food or photos and the time will soon add up.

1 month ago

This is a good way to immerse yourself in all that is Shanghai. Beware of pickpockets and new "friends". This is trinket central, so be prepared to shop around for lots of stuff you probably don't need. You get get as much or little walking as you care to enjoy.