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Shanghai, China - Places to Visit
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The Bund(pronounced bunned) - the Bund is Shanghai’s famous waterfront promenade. I find this area the most fun at night. Enjoy a romantic walk along the bund, some great photographic opportunities of the Shanghai skyline and then enjoy a Huangpu River cruise (about 4$). The lights of the skyline and the waterfront essentially shut down at 10pm.
Yuyuan Temple Gardens, Yuyuan Rd- Beautiful Temple and grounds with a plethora of shopping in the same area. Inside the temple grounds you'll find some local touristy items for sale (the prices are definitely higher here), enjoy tea at the Mid-Lake Pavilion teahouse but then take stroll outside of the temple grounds and you find some great back street shopping, along with Dongtai Lu Antique Market in the nearby Haobao Building- barter like crazy. This is a fun area that you can walk, explore and shop for hours in. Plan a day here. There is also a local mall at Fuyou Road.
Shang Hai Xiang Yang Clothing and Gift Market
999 Huai Hai M Road - From designer knock offs to CD's to jewelry to make up, it’s all here - be ruthless and barter hard. The asking price will generally be 200% higher than what you should pay. I find the market most entertaining in the evening and generally arrive around 6 pm and shop until 8:30 pm when the market closes. Then head out for a great dinner. substantially different.
Jade Buddha Temple Cnr Anyuan Lu & Jiangning Lu
Built between 1911 and 1918 in Song dynasty style this active Buddhist temple is home to two jade Buddha’s. The largest is 1.9 meters high, encrusted with jewels and said to weigh 1000kg.
Nanjing Road - The most famous shopping street in Shanghai, this is best done at night as the lights and the ambience are spectacular. There is a small train to hop on if you get tired of walking as the street is over 10km long.
Huai Hai Road - another interesting shopping street.