Shanghai Postal Museum
Housed in the old General Post Office built
in the 1920s, the interior is beautiful -
it's still a functioning post office.
Plus it has a roof garden with a great view
of The Bund and Pudong.
The Bund and Sightseeing Tunnel
The Bund, also called Zhongshan Road, alongside Huangpu River was once the financial
centre of the Far East. Since 1920, it has
been considered the city's symbol and
is often referred to as "the museum
of buildings", as many different styles
of European buildings can be found here.
The street is home to most of the top restaurants
and brand name stores and the Shanghai Gallery of Art.
A tramcar runs on a track under the river
through a sightseeing tunnel. To the background music you are thrilled with colorful lightbeams,
waving puppets and a disappearing movie screen.
On the opposite side of Huangpu river are
the modern skyscrapers and the new financial
district of Pudong. Most buildings are lit
at night providing a stunning view from the
The Chinese Garden in Huashan Hospital
On the corner of Wulumuqi and Huashan Roads is this former private garden of a wealthy
Shanghainese family. Now housed in the grounds
of a hospital, the beautiful old Chinese
garden (think bridges, lakes and rocks) is
full of hospital patients wandering around
in pajamas, often pushing around their drips
– it’s a surreal sight!
Xin Tian Di
This is a fashionable pedestrian street (car-free)
in the centre of Shanghai City and has become
an urban tourist attraction holding the historical
and cultural legacies of the city. It is
composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style, which retains
the antique walls, tiles, and exterior of
the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai. However,
its interior embodies a totally different
world of international gallery, bars and
cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants, and
all of that will give you the taste both
of Shanghai in the 1920's and the sonic
modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st
Dongtai Lu Antiques Market
Shanghai's answer to Panjiayuan. "Antiques"
market open every day, none of the pieces
for sale are actual antiques and it's
smaller than Panjiayuan but there are a few
interesting shops/stalls including the old
guy that restores 1930s radio sets and telephones.
|Playing Chinese Chequers in the street|