Day trip to Nanxiang: Birthplace of Shanghai's most iconic dumplings
Nanxiang has everything you could ask of a Shanghai day trip.
Ming Dynasty garden? Check. Temple? Check. A whole street of restaurants that serve xiaolongbao? Check.
In addition to all these, it also has a metro station. With the ride taking less than 40 minutes from downtown on Metro Line 11, this day trip doesn’t even need a whole day.
Follow our gallery to enjoy a quiet day or a few hours at the delicious old town.
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Traffic tips: Metro Line 11 from Jiangsu Lu goes to Nanxiang directly. Walk along Huyi Gong Lu (沪宜公路) for about 10 minutes to reach Guyi Garden. The Nanxiang Yunxiang Temple and Old Street are on Minzhu Jie (民主街), which is within walking distance from Guyi Garden.
Guyi Garden (古猗园)
218 Huyi Gong Lu, near Guyi Yuan Lu
+ 86 21 5912 5659
7 a.m.-6 p.m. (north gate); 6 a.m.-5 p.m. (south gate)
Admission: RMB 12
Yunxiang Temple (云翔寺)
263 Jiefang Jie, near Minzhu Jie
+ 86 21 5912 3333
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Gulong Restaurant (古龙饭庄)
220 Guyiyuan Lu, near Minzhu Jie
+ 86 21 5917 6809
9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.