Chinese Ethnic Minorities' Art and Crafts
China is large country consisting of 56 ethnic groups of people.Various ethnical civilizations and cultures have assimilated each other and bring forward the splendid Chinese culture.
Costumes of these ethnic peoples,as symbols of their cultures,vary greatly in material,design,color,style and associated ornaments with their different ways of life,modes of production,religious faiths,aesthetic standarts and geographic environments.
Beautiful textiles with woven,printed or embroidere designs and distinctive artifacts such as metal ware,lacquer ware,pottery,mask and carved and knitted works are the reflection of peoples' wisdom in art creation,skills of craftmanship and deep love for live.
bus to pudong airport
Pudong airport is the international airport in Shanghai. Bus is the main transport, and once in 20-30min.
Bus No. 1 from Hongqiao airport to Pudong airport
tel : 68346912 at Hongqiao airport, bus start at 6am until 21pm. from Pudong airport , start at 7:20am, cost 30yuan
Bus No. 2, from Nanjing xi lu to Pudong airport
tel : 68346912 at Nanjing xi lu , bus start at 6am until
21pm. From Pudong airport, start at 7:20am cost 19yuan
Bus No. 3 Yinhe hotel to xujiahui to zhangjiang to Pudong airport tel ;68346645 from Yinhe hotel, 6am to 20pm, From Pudong 8am to 23pm, 20yuan
Bus No. 4, Hongko park to da baishu to wu jiao chang to de ping lu to pudong airport tel : 68346830 start at Hongko park at 6am to 20pm
from Pudong at 8am to 22pm , 18yuan
Bus No. 5 from Shanghai train station to people square to dongfang hospital to lushan lu to pudong airport, tel 68346830 from shanghai train station, start at 6am to 20pm, from pudong airport, 8am to 22pm , 18yuan
Bus No. 6 Shanghai west train station to guidu hotel to dongfang hospital to zhangjiang to pudong airport tel 68346645 from shanghai west train station 6am to 20pm , from pudong airport 8am to 23 pm 20yuan
remember do leave extra time for bus, during traffic period, the bus could arrive late.
Urban Planning Centre of Shanghai
There is this Urban Planning Center near the Shanghai Museum. This place showcases the growth of Shanghai and has a model of the city to scale on the top few floors. It is a very nice place to visit to learn on the growth of the city and what is being planned by the city municipal authorities. Interactive displays and well maintained exhibits make it a very suitable place for families to visit.
Sun Yat-sen Former Residence & Memorial Hall
Considered the forerunner of the revolution, the home of Doctor Sun Yat-sen and his wife, Soong Qing Ling, has been lovingly preserved. Open to the public, the beautiful, 1920s home is still furnished and decorated the way it used to be. The former residence of Sun Yet-Sen in Shanghai is an important memento of Sun Sun Yet-Sen. He stayed here from 1918 to 1924.
The two-story house is very much protected to look exactly the same as there hasn't been too much change to its original settings and furniture. There is a statue of Sun Yet-Sen when you walk in to the main entrance. The guides makes sure everyone entering the house must wear shower caps over your shoes to protect the house's flooring. You might need to wait for a while to gather a group of people in order for the guide to start touring around. The guides only speak Mandarin; however, they did tell me later that they have pre-recorded information in English! (Of course my mother and grandmother, who speak fluent Chinese, did not request an English tape for me.)
Admission Fee: RMB 8 (US$1)
Hours: 9:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday
Tal_A's Shanghai Page
Shanghai, literally the "City on the Sea," has in the 1990s become the center of China's economic resurgence. Shanghai's allure begins with its glamorous past. In its heyday, it was known for the best culture and arts in Asia, the greatest architecture, the strongest business. Dance halls, brothels, glitzy restaurants, international clubs, even a foreign-run race track made it a city with everything for anybody who was rich. Poverty ran alongside opulence, and many of the lower-class Chinese provided the cheap labor that kept the city running.
Today Shanghai has once again become one of China's most open cities ideologically, socially, and economically. This openness has made the city the new hot attraction for foreign investors. As millions of dollars pour in, especially to Pudong, Shanghai has again become home to tens of thousands of expatriates. Foreign influence has made today's Shanghai a Chinese consumer heaven. Domestic stores rub shoulders with the boutiques of Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Ralph Lauren. Shanghainese women are among the most fashionable in China, having abandoned Mao's blue uniforms. Among the youth, mobile phones and pagers are de rigueur, essential accessories for their newfound stylish image.