Disappearing Old City Walking Tour

Disappearing Old City Walking Tour

An integral part of the city’s architectural history may be gone forever...

Laoximen — whose name means “Old West Gate” in Chinese — is one of the last vestiges of Shanghai’s pre-colonial past and is disappearing, which has over 400 years of history. This is the area where remains a historical layer of the neighborhood. Here, you can find Confucian Temple, 1920s Art Deco-style Shikumen, 1930s Japanese style houses combine, show you the different time background of Shanghai.

Unfortunately, many historic buildings in Laoximen that represent a piece of Shanghai’s past are being torn down by bulldozers to make way for more tall and shiny high-rises down the road. Let’s have a look at it before it’s gone!

Meeting Time

10 AM Every Saturday;

*Look for our WildLeap sign to find us!
*Suggest arriving 5-10 min earlier.
*By booking only.

Meeting Point

Laoximen Metro Station (Line 8/10), Exit 1
Address: Corner of South Xizang Road and East Fuxing Road, next to the McDonald’s
In Chinese: 老西门地铁站1号口(8/10号线),西藏南路与复兴东路路口,麦当劳隔壁

Ending Point

Laoximen Area​
Near Laoximen Metro Station on Line 8/10
(Chinese: 老西门区域,近8/10号线老西门地铁站)

Things to bring

◆ Comfortable shoes for walking!

◆ Photo devices to record your memories!

◆ A curious heart to learn and explore!

Tour Highlights

55 USD/person

10% discount for our Free Walking Tour participants!

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Booking Calendar

November 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Payment Options

◆ Online Payment: PayPal Transfer, Credit Card ◆ Offline Payment: Cash, Alipay/WeChat Transfer

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