Stock up on the good stuff!
lol.One thing i love about china is the easy availability of good fake produce!I would never usually spend money on designer stuff but when its 1/10 of the price i decided to spend my yuan on it!It probably aint real but who cares the qualitys the same&you couldnt tell the difference.Electronic stuff aint as cheap as i thought but still usb things are half the price they are in britain.Buy DVD's dont pay 10? for one when you can pay 10?for twenty!!!!i took this pic when i came home on my mates camera
Luxury Shopping Area of Shanghai
Nanjing Road may be the main shopping area but the Xin Tiand Di is the Main luxury Shopping Area all the branded stuff that you want including luxury chinese brands like shanghai tang maxx out your credit card
Like in Beijing, there is not...
Like in Beijing, there is not only a favourite restaurant. Hundreds of small and medium restaurants were a great experience in Shanghai dishes. And... if you are tired of chinese cooking, try Latina a brazilian restaurant. All the seafood is very good in Shanghai.
Visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
This is the most famous Buddhist Temple in Shanghai.
In 1882 the monk Huigen brought 5 jade buddha statues from Burma. He left 2 of them in Shanghai building a temple there to keep them. In 1918 the old temple burned and the present one was built.
The temple consists of three main halls and two courtyards. The first hall is Tianwand Dian Hall, the second is Daxiong Baodian, and the third is the Jade Buddha Tower. The white jade buddha, which was brought from Burma, is two meters high and encrusted with jewels weighing in at 1,000 kg.
What I liked the most about Shanghai were it's buildings and towers. I love modern cities with lots of tall buildings, and Shangai was the place where I have seen the biggest number of them.
Some residential neighbourhoods that I've seen there reminded me very much of cityscapes from the Bladerunner movie. I am sure that some of these neighbourhoods may have couple of hundreds of towers.
I would love to have a little flat in one of them :)
"Jin Mao Tower"
The worlds 4th tallest building really looks impressive from the outside, so I was couldn't wait to climb on it's highest floor and see the beautifull city from there. I have had to wait for two days, because the weather was kinda rainy, and there was notice on the entrance that they don't recommend climbing to the observation deck because of fog.
When I finally went there, I was really impressed by sights that I have seen, althrough a little dissapointed because of the placement of windows, which are pretty small and placed under sharp angles, what makes landscapes kinda "cut in pieces".
Canton restaurant, located in the building is very good, I enjoyed both food and night views of the city (Oriental Pearl TV tower looks great from there)
Shangai night cityscapes are breathtaking. Everything including buildings, houses, trees is beautifully lit. These sights are one of most beautifull ones that I have seen in my life.