Tallest Building in Asia
Take a tour up ORIENTAL PEARL TV TOWER: Tallest building in Asia, 3rd highest in the world! Completed on Oct. 1, 1994.
Total Height = 468 m.
To read more, proceed to TourInfo.sh.cn. At the top level (350 m), you get to see the entire Shanghai city. Great views & a trip worth taking. Go around lunch hour & the ticket will entitle you to a nice buffet too!
love it up here, will return again on my next trip :)))
The best way to get around in Shanghai is taxi and Metro. Besides taxi, and metro, bus is another good way to get around - cheap, and more importantly, you can see street scenes in a slow pace.
There are several types of buses you can choose.
Air Con vs. Non Air Con
Most route offers buses with air condition, or without it. The stops are exactly the same, but the price is not. Typically, buses with A/C charges 2 RMB (25 US cents) for the whole route, and buses without A/C charges 1 RMB. Typically, buses with A/C are of better condition. See these Scrawl on Shanghai Buses without A/C.
Self-served or conductor-served
Many buses are self-served. There is no conductor on the bus, and you have to pay either with Shanghai Transportation Card, or coins (no change is provided). The driver acts as a conductor. On other buses, you can give cash to a conductor, and they provide changes. Look at the side of the bus to determine which type it is. It is really embarassing to get on to a bus without a conductor, and you don't have the change to pay the fee. You either deposite big bills like 10 RMB or 50 RMB into the box, and donate the part higher than the ticket to the bus company, or leave. Some passenger does deposite 10 RMB, and stand at the gate to be temp conductor, and collect coins from the next 4 passengers. It happens all the time.
Buses are very easily accessed in the whole city. If you can read Chinese maps, do spend some time on the map and study the route of buses. Typically, you can get to any place by one bus, or two buses. Here is instruction on How to Read Shanghai Bus Stop Plate.
More than i expected!
With so many restaurants it is hard to pick a good one. On this day to my surprise we had a very good lunch upstairs, the service was average and the decor reminded me of a cafeteria, but was very clean and newish. Everything on the table, but the chef overcooked the beef.....bugga! Will have to go with the duck on this one, very nice!
Zhou Zhang is located 37 miles west of Shanghai in Jiangsu Province. This town is more than 700 years old. Purportedly China's #1 Water Country (Country? Do they mean town?), I found it extremely touristy because it was just a great collection of shops, restaurants, and inns lining the streets from one corner to the other, edging each other out to sell more products. When I asked an old lady dressed in ethnic garb selling products if I could take a photo of her, she actually grinned and asked for money! She said it was commonplace for tourists to pay her RMB 50 to take her photo-- I didn't buy it, and wasn't in the mood to bargain.
The scenery is gorgeous, and the food available was delicious; however, I just felt a little disappointed that such an old town with its cobblestone paths has succumbed to such commercialism that at every turn, there was someone vying to sell trinklets, jewelry, postcards or take your photo.
Good mood Shanghai! I liked it!
"Vitality City Shanghai!"
When I visited Shanghai in 1999, I thought what a vital city it is.
Many new buildings were build, roads were well maintened.
The mood is full of energy.
But old, good place was here.
I hope Shanghai people don't forget this old good Chinese mood.