qibao Travel Guide
Qibao means "Seven Treasures" in Chinese and the town got its name from a legend that referred to seven treasures in this area. Qibao Ancient Town, with a history of more than 1000 years, is one of the most important historical sites in Shanghai.
As the only ancient town forming part of greater Shanghai, with a history spanning over one thousand years, Qibao is more than just a living fossil of ancient Chinese conurbation and urban planning.
This old town started development in the Song dynasty of China and was at its best in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The stone roads and long narrow lanes that are worn over time at Qibao Ancient Town date all the way back to the Song Dynasty while the traditional Chinese architectural specialties, such as pavilions, terraces, and towers came from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Free of charge
Qibao Town is only 18kilometers from Shanghai downtown. 10 minuts car drive from Xinzhuang Station, subway No.1; 20 minuts car drive from Caobao Road Station. Bus No. 803、513、87、91、92 also reach Qibao.