Category Archives: Shanghai

Zhujiajiao Water Town – Shanghai’s Venice

Zhujiajiao

Fancy a side trip out of Shanghai to see a Chinese equivalent of Venice? My family and I spent our last day at Zhujiajiao 朱家角, a small town located about 30 minutes away from Shanghai by taxi. Like the description suggests, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town consisting of rows of narrow canals and centuries-old stone houses. Today, its a popular detour for tourists to Shanghai, so much so I had…

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Shop till you drop at Nanjinglu Pedestrian Street

Nanjinglu Pedestrian Street

If there is Orchard Road in my hometown Singapore and Avenue des Champs-Élysées in the romantic capital Paris, there is Nanjing Road 南京路 in the oriental city of Shanghai. Nanjing Road is Shanghai’s premier shopping street and at 6km long, it is one of the world’s longest, stretching from the Bund to Jing’an Temple. I do love walking, but shopping definitely does not rank on my travel to-do list. In…

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Return to Shanghai’s past at Yuyuan’s Bazaar & Old Street

Yuyuan

On the first day of our Shanghai trip, we visited Yuyuan Garden 豫园, a classical Chinese garden located right in the heart of Shanghai’s Old City. It was first built in the Ming Dynasty, and now its one of the remaining few old attractions in Shanghai. But claiming to visit Yuyuan is a misnomer, as we only had our share of time in the bazaar surrounding the actual garden. Walking…

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The Bund – the only attraction you’ll need to go in Shanghai

The Bund

The Bund 外滩 is the symbol of Shanghai. Located on the West bank, The Bund is a waterfront walk with excellent views of Pudong’s skyscrapers opposite the river. I’m sure the one that would instantly attract your attention with its Eiffel-Tower like structure would be the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. The lesser-known Shanghai World Financial Center, which has a screwcap structure on the top, is the highest building in Shanghai….

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