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Xin Tian Di
Xin Tian Di will be your closest match to what Lan Kwai Fong is to Hong Kong and Clarke Quay in Singapore. Other than restaurants there are stylish and expensive shops, boutiques, accessories, cinema and pubs.
Prices for food generally start at RMB 200 but if you head inside, you will find a McDonalds and a few other budget restaurants where you could save some RMB for shopping.
Address: Huangpi Nan Lu
Ren Ming Guang Chang
People's Square was formerly a race-course and a sports arena. It was converted to the People's Square after the war.
Renmin Guangchang is a vast green area including plants and trees and surrounded by buildings on all sides.
Address: Renmin Da Dao
Directions: People's Square Station (Metro Line 1)
Pu Dong Lu Jia Zui
Pu Dong or Lu Jia Zui is situated on the east side of the Huangpu River.
Pudong is the finance and business center of Shanghai, and headquarters for most of the multinational corporations and international banks active in Shanghai.
Alot of expats choose to live in Pu Dong. Alot of tall condo are built along the river.
Oriental Pearl TV Station and Jin Mao Tower are both located here.
Address: Pu Dong, Lu Jia Zui
Directions: Lujiazui Station (Metro Line 2)
Yu Yuan is a Mandarin Garden designed by Pan Yunduan. It was dedicated to his father, Pan En.
Yu Yuan is a garden within a garden. Divided into two parts, the outer garden contains pavilions, rock gardens, ponds and a traditional theatre.
The inner garden consist of many pavilions.
It was restored in 1956 after extensive damage over the years.
Address: 218 Anren Street, Old City, Shanhai, China
Directions: Walk south along The Bund then swing a right at Jinling Dong Lu.
The bund in the day
Catch a cruise of Huangpu River at the Bund.
Take a stroll down the whole stretch of the bund and take some pictures with the monument along the bund.
You may see some old folks exercising with sword or doing their tai-chi and exercises.
There are lots of impressive banks, trading houses, hotels, clubs built along both side of the Huangpu River.
The bund at night
Ye Shanghai Ye Shanghai, Ni Shi Yi Ke Bu Ye Cheng!
There is a famous Mandarin song describing that Shanghai never sleeps at night.
The best place to be at night is the Bund waterfront area .
There are lots of impressive banks, trading houses, hotels, clubs built along the Huangpu River. You could take a stroll along the bund or a cruise along the Huangpu River.
The 5.5-km long Nanjing Road is the most bustling and prosperous street in Shanghai . It was first built in 1851.
Hundreds of big stores and famous shops were opened one after another. The colourful and brightly litted Nanjing Road became the most bustling commercial street in Shanghai and in the whole country. Nanjing Road has become the centre of Shanghai’s busy downtown.
You will find hundreds of modernised shops, famous old-brand stores and special product shops. It has become the largest collecting and distributing centre of retail goods and an information centre.
At night, lights glitter in blazing colours, especially at weekends, it becomes a pedestrian walkway for shopping and sightseeing.
Address: Nanjing Road
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
The Oriental TV Tower is located at the LuJiaZui in Pudong.
The tower is 468 metres tall and the third tallest TV Tower in the world and was once the tallest TV Tower in China.
You can have a nice paramonice view of the whole city when you are in the 263 m high observation ball or in the 350 high space ball.
The view is better at the enclosed viewing gallery. At the outdoor viewing gallery, view maybe blocked by wires and it was very windy and cold when i was there.
There is a long queue for the center elevator that brings u all the way down. Be sure to stand by the side of the glass door to take in the spectular view and heights of the elevator at a very fast speed down.
The grand hall is the exhibition area which shows u pictures and history of Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Address: 1 Century Boulevard, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Directions: Metro Line No. 2 (LuJiaZui station)
Nanjing Rd Pedestrian Walkway
Nanjing Road was the first commercial road in Shanghai. In the early 20th century, there were only four department stores along this stretch. Today, it has become the number one place for shopping in the city.
I ate at the Yong He Dou Jiang and brought some winter glove and hat at Baleno. I am glad that i dont need to bargain and can shop at ease.
Address: Nanjing Road
Interior of Maglev Train
Shanghai Magnetic Levitation Train can travel at the highest speed of 430 km/hr.
It only takes 8 mins from Pudong International Airport to get to town.
The train departs every 20 minutes and operates from 8.30am to 5.30pm. The single trip fare is RMB50 and RMB80 for round trip. Tickets can be purchased at the stations.
Address: Pudong International Airport
Directions: follow the sign to the Maglev Train Station
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