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Mosted Asked Questions about Nanxiang Ancient Town

Shanghai is famous for the Nanxiang steamed Bunds, is something related to Nanxiang Ancient Town?

Nanxiang is located in Jiading District, Shanghai, it's a small town with a history of nearly 1,500 years. It is also the birthplace of local snack Nanxiang Steam Soup Buns. It also called steamed soup dumplings.

Is it easy to get to Nanxiang Ancient Town by metro from Shanghai?

You can take metro or public city bus from downtown.
1). By metro: take Line 11 from Jiangsu Lu and get off at Nanxiang, it takes around 40 minutes. Then walk along Huyi Gong Lu for 15 minutes to Guyi Garden.
2). By bus:  you can take Bus No. 517, 562, 822 and get off Nanxiang Gu Zhen station.

I will have a short stay at Shanghai Airport, is the day tour to Nanxiang Ancient Town available?

Yes, the tour is available. Make full use of your short layover in Shanghai, take a private tour to visit the 1,500-year-old Nanxiang ancient town, you will visit the famous Old Yiyuan Garden and Liuyun temple depends on the time you have. Taste the local famous soup dumplings as well as other local famed dishes in the town and get a great insight into it culture, custom and history.

What's the Nanxiang Ancient town famous for?

The Nanxiang town is famos for Old Guiyi Garden, one of Shanghai's five most important classical gardens, it's a typical in southern China. Walking through the narrow streets at night that affords the opportunity for great picture taking as the water on the canals and the many lit buildings give an almost ethereal backdrop. Nanxiang ancient town is also famous for its many restaurants selling the famous Shanghai soup dumplings known as "Xiaolongbao".

Do you have a group tour for Nanxiang Ancient Town from Shanghai?

We don't have Shanghai group tour to Nanxiang Ancient Town but Zhouzhuang Water Town. Since few tourists visit Nanxiang compare to Zhujiajiao and Qibao Water Town. We can customize a private day tour to Nanxiang water town from Shanghai for you. A private tour is more flexible and you will get an in-depth tour experience with a personal tour guide.

Where to eat in Nanxiang Water Town? Is there any good restaurant to eat Steamed Buns?

This Ancient Town is the birthplace of Nanxiang Steamed Bun, it's definitely worth trying local delicious buns. However, to make them require high skill. Not all the time you can get authentic steamed soup buns. There is one next to the entrance of Old Yiyuan Garden with authentic and tasty buns. 

Would you recommend stay one night in Nanxiang town?

If you are tired of bustle life of big city, stay in Nanxiang old town for one night is highly recommend. There are plenty of old streets, beautiful bridges, and the mixture of ancient houses and new houses with the traditional look. Appreciate the tranquil beauty of the ancient town, walk around the narrow lanes, talk with the locals and enjoy the peaceful night view,etc. You'll truly experience the local slow pace life and get relaxed.

How much is the entrance fee of Nanxiang Ancient Town? Can I do the boat ride there?

It's free to walk around the town, but if you want to visit the museums and gardens inside town, the entrance ticket is CNY40 in total. And there is no boat ride in Nanxiang Town. If you want to get the canal cruise experience, you can do it in Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang or Tongli water town nearby Shanghai.

What services are included if I book a Nanxiang Day Tour Package from Shanghai?

The package includes personal tour guide, Shanghai hotel/Shanghai train station pick up & drop-off service, etrance fee, lunch at a local restaurant to taste the famous Nanxiang Steamed Buns. Moreover, this tour is 100% flexible, you can let your guide know your requirements during the tour.

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