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Qibao Ancient Town

Introducing Qibao Ancient Town
Located in the southwestern part of Shanghai, Qibao Ancient Town originated from the Song Dynasty and most architecture has been preserved from Ming and Qing dynasties. Now the town offers a glimpse of traditional China, with buildings that have been refurbished offering museums, shops, restaurants, gardens, and tea houses.

Qibao Ancient Town Fast Facts
• Chinese Name: Qibao Guzhen 七宝古镇
• Best Time to Visit: March to November
• Recommended Visiting Hours: About 3 to 5 hours
• Things to Do: Architecture, Shopping, Food, Photography
• Opening Hours: Old Town & Street—24 hours; Attractions & indoor exhibitions: 09:00-18:00
• Entrance Fee: Old Town & Street—Free; Attractions: ¥5 to ¥10 for each/¥30 for through ticket
• Address: Qibao Town, Qingnian Road, Mihang District, Shanghai

What to expect at Qibao Ancient Town

Qibao means “Seven Treasures” in Chinese. The name comes from the local legendary temple, Qibao Temple which was moved to the town in Song Dynasty. The temple also brought prosperity to the town till now.

There is a 360-m long south-north boulevard in the center of Qibao ancient town. The North Square and the Bridge-head Square are the principal parts in Qibao Ancient Town.

The southern section of the boulevard is a street of catering service, offering visitors with all kinds of delicacies, such as the traditional Qibao square cake, lamb meat, Haitang cake, etc.

The northern section of the boulevard is a cultural, tourist and shopping street, offering special local handicrafts, arts and crafts and commodities from other places. There are also historical humanistic sights in Tangqiao and the Old Boulevard, where visitors may find the transitional traces from the traditional business in Old Boulevard to the modern ones in the south-north boulevard area. In the Qibao Ancient Town, the contradiction between the old and the new is easily resolved.

How to get to Qibao Ancient Town

By Metro
• Take Metro Line 9 and get off at Qibao Station (Exit 2).

By Bus
• Take Bus 87, 91, 92, 186, 189, 196, 198, 735, 735, 763, 748 or 803 and get off at Qibao Station.

Additional travel advice on Qibao Ancient Town
• Please take care of your belongings when touring.
• It is not suggested to visit the town on weekend or public holidays.

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