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"stroll around over the see..." Shanghai Favorite Tip by laar

Shanghai General: 212 reviews and 289 photos

Favorite thing: stroll around over the see side boulevard in the evening. The old, monumental buildings are pretty well litt up (not the usual Chinese abundancy) and the massive crowds are fun to watch.

While staying in Shanghai the first time, it was during National Day. The broad avenues and the Boulevard where absolutely packed with Chinese families and school classes visiting the regional capital. One could literally walk over the heads of the millions of people gathering in the streets. Very impressive, especially since i didn't feel threatened for a moment by those massive crowds.

Fondest memory: In Shanghai, I had my first meeting with country side (local) Chinese. Walking with a few friends over the boulevard was an attraction to them, which was ofcourse strange to us. It took almost half an hour for a Chinese family to take a picture of their children with these tall, white, foreigners since the kids where frightened to death.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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