Old Shanghai VS New Shanghai

Shanghai is a mixture city of old and new. Here we choose some interesting topics to show you the differences between old Shanghai and new Shanghai and hope you can get a clear idea about the development of Shanghai, as well as get some idea about where to go and discover the past of Shanghai.

Experience Old Shanghai

Walk along the Bund to visit traditional Shanghai buildings; spend a half day in Tianzifang to experience the real Old Shanghai lifestyle; visit Zhujiajiao, a water town with a 1,700 history, known as Shanghai's Venice.


Know About New Shanghai

Stroll along the Pudong area, marvel at the three tallest buildings in Shanghai; have a lovely drink in the bar of Xintiandi; enjoy yourself in the fancy restaurant along the Bund; take a Huangpu river cruise to appreciate the nightlight of Shanghai.

Lifestyle of the Old & New Shanghai

The lifestyle of Old Shanghai is quite different from the New Shanghai lifestyle. Many people consider Old Shanghai as a certain kind of lifestyle, thus the impression of Old Shanghai falls into the following words: clubs, nightlife, fashion, pretty girls in Cheongsams, handsome men with hats, and a bunch of foreigners.

To learn more about the Shanghai Lifestyle, you can visit Shikumen, Tianzifang, Zhujiajiao, The Bund, Yu Garden.

The BundThe Bund

Old Shanghai People & Shanghai New Generation

Old Shanghai People

As an immigrant city, it is really hard to tell the Real Shanghai people from the New Shanghai people; perhaps, those who can speak the Shanghai dialect are more likely considered Old Shanghai People.

Shanghai New Generation

They are from other parts of China to seek opportunities in Shanghai, most of them are hard-working, intelligent, and becoming the driving force of this fast-developing city.
Shanghai people's lifestyle

Old Shanghai Streets: Yesterday and Today

Walking along the old street in Shanghai is a good way to know about the dramatic changes in this city.
Old Shanghai Street: The Bund, Nanjing Road, French Concession

Old Shanghai Buildings & Modern Architecture

Shanghai is a paradise for architecture lovers. In Shanghai, you might have an experience like this: walking along the lovely lanes of old Shanghai streets and appreciating traditional Shanghai buildings, while turning around a modern fancy building in front to surprise you.

Old Shanghai Buildings

Shikumen, Tianzifang, The Bund, French Concession.

Modern Architecture

Lujiazui New Zone, Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower

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