Modern pedestrian friendly shopping
Nanjing Pedestrian Road, Shanghai's premier shopping street stretching 3.4 miles from The Bund to the junction of Jing An Temple, has become an all-weather pedestrian arcade. Shops and restaurants provide products and services with their own characteristics, making it an ideal place that integrates shopping, restaurants, amusement and sightseeing. Being closed off to car traffic, one can casually stroll down the streets at a leisurely pace, enjoying an eclectic combination of old, traditional shops (herbal medicinal shops and silk stores) with the new (modern high-end clothing stores like Armani, Mont Blanc, and Versace are plentiful). World-famous food (KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut) along with the old (noodle shops) are mixed together.
If you plan to buy anything, haggle the price. Expect to pay less than half the asking price. Be firm, and when they counter-offer, pretend to walk away. They'll lower the price even more. Silk, jade, gold, souveniers
Sparrow on a stick?????
This is a barbecuesd bird on a stick. It actually tastes better than it looks although, being so small it is difficult to get much meat off of it. It is worth the 3RMB (20P) for the photo opportunity. This was bought in Yu Gardens, which is a MUST see.
Remember the shops / direction or else you will get lost easily and cannot find your way out. Allow yourself more time in this place, so that you can do sight-seeing, shop and eat without having to rush.
Shop on local produce, tidbits, handicrafts, tea and hawker food are abundant here. If you are in need of a quick caffeine fix, here you can spot a Starbucks Coffee right in front of the lake.
There is a large food court in Yuyuan Bazaar where you can find all the Shanghainese hawker food. Just pick those you want to taste from the counter & pay at the cashier. Savour all the local delicacies to your heart's content.
Tidbits: Five spices nuts, roasted chestnuts, cakes
Hawker Food: Various kinds of delicious dumplings & crab roe powder.
Handicrafts: Paper-cutting, rice flour doll, name chop, snuff bottle
Attractions: Wishing tree, Chenghuang Temple (entrance ticket with jossticks RMB5), shadow play & tea house
Yellow Mountain/Huangshan National Park (see details photos under the 'off the beaten path').
English version of Huanshan Mountain Park official website: