Old City of Shanghai, China. The former Chinese city was surrounded by a wall, that was dismantled only in 1912. The district fascinates with amazing traditional architecture, temples, gardens and food. At night it gets especially beautiful, when illuminated with colorful lights, and crowds of people come here to have fun.
Although most of the buildings are renovated, however they look no less impressive. In spring and fall a fair is held in the City God Temple. During a Lentern Festival the streets get filled with colorful lanterns. It seems like the Old Town never sleeps and is always packed with locals, as well as tourists, who do not miss a chance to admire this spectacular place.
Why to go there?
Ancient architecture, traditional food, historic prominence.
When to go there?
Anytime. The Shanghai Tourism Festival takes place in October, where folk art, traditional food and performances can be found.
How to get there?
Easy access by bus, running in Shanghai.
Lead photo by Anakin Yang
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