Qibao Old Town (七宝老街) : A feel of historic Shanghai!

Qibao Old Town (or old street; known as 七宝老街 in chinese) is a historic area of Shanghai and is easy accessible via the Shanghai Metro by alighting at the Qibao Station. At Qibao Old Street, you’ll be able to not only enjoy a variety of street foods but also experience the old architecture, especially along the Puhui River.


What to do at Qibao Old Town Shanghai

There are many things to do and attractions in Qibao Old Town in Shanghai. Instead of explaining all that we saw, we’ll show all the amazing and beautiful pictures we took at this scenic and picturesque old town!

Direction to Qibao Old Town
Direction to Qibao Old Town
At the entrance of Qibao Old Street Shanghai
At the entrance of Qibao Old Street Shanghai
Attractions at Qibao Old Town
Attractions at Qibao Old Town
Beautiful gate at entrance of Qibao Old Street
Beautiful gate at entrance of Qibao Old Street
Rock structure and Pavilion @ Shanghai Qibao Old Town
Rock structure and Pavilion @ Shanghai Qibao Old Town
Bell Tower Qibao Old Street
Bell Tower Qibao Old Street
First view of Qibao Old Street Shanghai
First view of Qibao Old Street Shanghai
At the entrance of Qibao Old Street Shanghai
At the entrance of Qibao Old Street Shanghai
Architecturally beautiful old bridge at Qibao Shanghai
Architecturally beautiful old bridge at Qibao Shanghai
Scenic views at Qibao Old Town Shanghai
Scenic views at Qibao Old Town Shanghai
Scenic views at Qibao Old Street Shanghai
Scenic views at Qibao Old Street Shanghai
Crowded streets of Qibao Old Town
Crowded streets of Qibao Old Town

As you can see from the pictures above, one of the most beautiful shots can be taken from the bridge with views of the old town. Besides scenic shots of the old town and its intricate architectural structures, the other highlight of visit Qibao is the FOOD!


Things to eat at Qibao Old Town Shanghai

Quail eggs at Qibao - quite delicious you know?
Quail eggs at Qibao – quite delicious you know?
Braised pig trotters
Braised pig trotters
More braised items!
More braised items!
Shanghai 'Soup' Dumplings Qibao Old Street
Shanghai ‘Soup’ Dumplings @ Qibao Old Street
Dragon's Beard Candy Shanghai Qibao Old Town
Dragon’s Beard Candy Shanghai Qibao Old Town
Various confectionaries available at Qibao Old Street
Various confectionaries available at Qibao Old Street


Check out the live demonstration on the making of the Dragon’s Beard Candy!

What we enjoyed about the food at Qibao Old Town is that it is similar to the night markets of Taiwan. Walk and eat, eat and walk!

But if there’s one thing you should try here, it’s the Shanghai ‘soup’ dumpling aka 上海小笼包! Do let us know if you have any other food recommendations at Qibao Old Town in the comments section below!

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Qibao Old Town Shanghai
Qibao Old Town Shanghai

We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of Qibao Old Town in Shanghai! Remember to take more shots of the old town and of the beautiful bridges! Happy Travels Everyone!

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