When to go?
Next time we will be spending the month of May in Shanghai as Shirley reckons this is the spring time. We have been in October-November which is the Autumn, really nice weather with a couple of hot days along with a couple of really cold ones and some light drizzle. Our recent trip was September which is the end of summer and so very hot with some great tropical storms to cool things down.....thank you, thank you!!
You may find a Restaurant or two to check out on my pages, but what ever you do, GO explore this magical city and have a great time!!...!!!
Go to a Movie !
Check out a Chinese Movie even if you don't speak chinese! There are English movies being shown also,. You can see the Huge Hand-painted Movie posters. I thought they were pretty interesting. Chinese language movies are very , very inexpensive and the snacks are cheap too!
Missing the USA ? Try McDonalds instead.
The Hard Rock Cafe has officially closed and been replaced with a Gucci and a Marc Jacobs boutique........This is music to a Shanghai gastronomer's ears becuz the food was haaaaaaaaaaarable and extremely overpriced...... Head to MALONE'S around the corner for the best burgers in Shanghai.
THE ORIGINAL REVIEW:
Compared to Hard Rock Cafes in the States, the food at the Shanghai branch is below average.
Also, the prices are ridiculously high for what you get. Lunch for 4 of us was almost US$100 and all we had was a couple orders of Fajitas, a quesadilla, nachos, and soft drinks (one person ordered 2 cocktails).
I won't ever go back again, as there are way too many better places in Shanghai to eat for a much better price.
If you are absolutely missing the USA, and want to go someplace familiar, then head to the Hard Rock Cafe. Otherwise, it is not worth the visit. Fajitas were OK, but nothing special.
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
At the northern end of the Bund is the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, a 647-metre tunnel under the Huangpu river and a psychedelic way of travelling between the Bund and Lujiazui. Glass capsules transport visitors through the tunnel, with strobe lighting, sound effects and surreal props! A single journey costs RMB40 while a return journey costs RMB50 (2009 prices).
Shanghai, a cosmopolitan city !
"I love Shanghai,where I worked."
Shanghai is situated in the middle of China's east coastline. It occupies a total area of 6,341sq.km. (of which Pudong new Area occupies 523sq.km.), with a total resident population of 16,000,000. It has a pleasant climate with four distinct seasons.
Shanghai, an open city on the coast and a famous historical and cultural city, is a gate to the Yangtze River delta. It is the largest economic and trade center, a comprehensive industrial base and the leading port in China.
Shanghai is well known in the world not only for its prosperous cosmopolitan feature,but also for its rich humanistic resources. In recent years, a number of modem buildings have been added to the city, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Library, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Circus City, Shanghai City-Planning Exhibition Hall and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum. They have become new scenic sights in Shanghai. Colorful festivities, like Shanghai Tourism Festival and Shanghai China International Art Festival, have attracted an increasing number of tourists from home and overseas.
Shanghai is an ideal "paradise for shoppers". There are commercial streets and shopping areas like Nanjing Road Pedestrian Mall, Huaihai Road, Sichuan Bei Road, Yuyuan Commercial and Tourist Area, the Ever Bright Commercial City, Xujiahui Commercial City and Zhangyang Road Commercial City in Pudong. There, shops stand rows upon rows with large collections of beautiful commodities, meeting the needs of tourists of different levels. Shanghai is also the paradise for gourmets. There are over a thousand restaurants serving the 16 different styles of food in China, such as the Beijing, Sichuan, Guangdong, Yangzhou, Fujian, etc. There are Western restaurants serving French, Russian, Italian, English, German, Japanese and Indian food and also Muslim and vegetarian food. In Shanghai, one can have a taste of all the delicacies in the world.
Shanghai is well developed in communications by land, water and air. There are over 40 Chinese and foreign air companies opening about 300 air routes dispatching from Shanghai. Shanghai Railway Station dispatches everyday 80 pairs of trains back and forth from Shanghai. There are the Shanghai-Nanjing, Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo Freeways. Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport, . Subways No.1 and 2 and the light-rail. The magnetic buoyant train offers travelers a zero height of flight at 430 km/hr.
On Dec. 3, 2002, Shanghai succeeded in winning the bid for the sponsorship of World Expo 2010. Shanghai will add more splendor to the world. People of Shanghai warmly welcome visitors from all over the world.