Shanghai Museum of Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence
For those who are interested in Sun Yat-sen, you can visit this place. Sun Yat-sen and his wife Soong Ching Ling stayed there from 1918 to 1924. After his death, she continued to stay there until 1937. Entrance fee is about RMB 8.
There was a guide who explained the various rooms etc in both Chinese and English.
The address is at 7, Xiangshan Road. (Near Huaihai Road)
Traveling from Shanghai to Beijing and vice versa
There are a number of night trains departing from Shanghai to Beijing every night (and vice versa). The soft class trains are excellent . In fact, I hadn't been on such a nice train before (and I've traveled extensively by train in Europe and elsewhere). The ticket on a soft class train costs you RMB 499 and the trip will take you between 12 and 13 hours. On some soft class trains they even give you a dinner for free!
However, you can also make the trip by taking a hard class sleeper. They are less comfortable, but save you about RMB 150.
The world-renowned Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, was established at the West Nanjing Road in 1952; it was moved to 16 Henan South Road in 1959. In 1990, it was moved once more to its present and arguably most appropriate location in the People's Square. With a collection of over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics, the museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy.
We arrived in Shanghai in the night and from the airplane I could see the modern Shanghai. Then I was impressed by the airport. At once it came into my mind that China want to show the visiters its best face. We took a bus to the hotel and when we passed Pudong I was impressed again.... when I saw the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. But then we came to the Nanbu bridge... at that time I not only was impressed, I was speechless....
Touring the back streets
Just a few side streets away fom our hotel, in the opposit direction on Nan Jing Lu, was this great market were the people were very frendly and wanted their picture taken.
I had the OK from the market boss..... the guy with the red arm band.
AT first I thought that he was a first aid attendant, but then I learned that he ran the market.
Here is a family selling their meat
All kinds of fish
Making some kind of flat bread
It was a rainy dismal day and it gave the market an ambiance all its own.
Steam rising from the cooking pots.
What is a Chinese New Year without little boys playing with fire crackers?
As I broke out of the narrow streets, I came to the river where this seafood restaurant was.
I did not get the chance to eat here so I can't tell you whether it is any good.
I didn't have the heart to tell these guys what was in store for them