The Qibao Ancient Town is positioned in the heart of the Minhang District of Shanghai and is located about 20 kilometres away from the downtown area. With the name "Qibao" translating to 'seven treasures' in Chinese, the history of the town dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty during 960-1126, when the town was first built. Some of the highlights of the city include the centuries-old Qibao Temple and the Qibao Shadow Play which reflects a fascinating form of traditional Chinese art. Visitors to Qibao Ancient Town will also be offered a wealth of shopping opportunities, in addition to the numerous other attractions and places-of-interest in the town. The area is a prominent tourist attraction in Minhang and is flocked by tourists and travellers throughout the year.
Around 3 – 4 hours
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The shadow plays
Though designated prayer room facilities for Muslim travellers might not be available, plenty of private space will be available in the area to make use of during prayer times. It is also possible for Muslim travellers to visit some of the mosques near Qibao Ancient Town such as the Songjiang Mosque in Songjiang, which is the closest mosque to Minhang.
Halal food within Qibao Ancient Town itself might not be available, but it is possible to visit some of the Halal restaurants in Minhang, near Qibao Ancient Town, for Halal dining options. The ShangHai Shiraz Restaurant is such a restaurant located in Minhang, on the Hongmei Road.