Qibao Ancient Town is one of the best locations to visit if you’re touring through Shanghai. One of the oldest settlements of its kind found in Shanghai, Qibao has plenty of interesting experiences waiting for anyone who visits.
Visit the Temple
The Qibao temple will likely be included in the itinerary lists of most prominent hotels and serviced apartments in Shanghai. Long stay or short, while here you would feel remiss without a visit to this historic attraction. The temple itself can trace its origin all the way back to the rule of the Five Dynasties!
Watch Some Cricket Fighting
Cricket fighting was one of the most popular folk activities in ancient China and it continues to have a following in the present day as well. Qibao hosts fight between some of the most ferocious cricket species found in the region – you might want to catch some of the action while you’re there.
Enjoy a Shadow Play
If you’re staying at a nearby property like the Citadines Xujiahui Shanghai, be sure to catch an authentic shadow play at Qibao. This is an ancient art form that has been passed down through the generations for hundreds of years!
Try Some Local Cuisine
Qibao is also a great location to treat your palate to some authentic Chinese flavours. From restaurants that serve signature Eastern cuisine to street vendors peddling tasty snacks, there’s a lot to taste here.