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Nanxiang (南翔镇) is a town in the Jiading District of Shanghai, China .


The town is home to Guyi Garden, a large Ming dynasty Suzhou-style park. One of the biggest temples in Shanghai, Yun Xiang Si (云翔禅寺), is located in the middle of the town, attracting a large number of tourists from all around the world.


Nanxiang is home to the original Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (Nanxiang xiaolong mantou) that eventually became known as Shanghai-style xiaolongbao.[1] Nanxiang Bun Shop is well-known across China.

The dish was also made more widely known after featuring in the film Leaving Me, Loving You, which was set in Shanghai and starred the Hong Kong pop singers Leon Lai and Faye Wong.[1]


It is connected to downtown Shanghai by the Hujia Expressway (coded A12 in the Shanghai expressway system; A12 is now S5), which was the first expressway in China. It is about 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from downtown. Nanxiang can also be reached by way of Shanghai Subway line 11.


  1. ^ a b "Shanghai Dining - Shanghai Snacks: Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun". People's Daily Online. July 18, 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 31°17′37″N 121°19′16″E / 31.2937°N 121.3210°E / 31.2937; 121.3210