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Silk Factory/Stores

by lucincia

We will be in Shanghai for couple weeks this month. My wife is a seamstress. She's drooling over the thought of silk. We have read the guidebooks, but thought would ask here to see where some good silk-related stores would you recommend.

Thank you in advance.

Silk Factory/Stores in Shanghai?

by Confucius

Wait until after your Suzhou excursion. You might very well find much better deals there.

RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by bkkmei

If your wife is interested in seeing a large cloth market with attached tailors, you should check out Dongjiadu Cloth Market. It's not fancy but it's fun. There's all kinds of material on offer: silk, satin, cotton, linen, wool... and it's pretty cheap.

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by ellyse

I think I've heard rumours that the Dongjiadu Fabric Market has been demolished, and some of the tenants have been relocated, and the others might have simply closed down.

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by lucincia

According to the hotel's concierge service, Dongjiadu Fabric Market has been demolished. Not sure where all the vendors have gone to. Anyone know? In Shanghai right now so hope for a reply soon :) Silk King needs more competition!

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by ellyse

They've moved to another location somewhere on Lujiabang Lu. Apologies but I don't remember the exact location!

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by lucincia

Thanks for the info. Where is Lujiabang Lu? Which neighborhood? Having a hard time trying to find it on this stupid guidebook map :)

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by ellyse

Huangpu district, I believe, and one end starts at the Nanpu Bridge.

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by tnmom

Clothing market has moved to several spots - one is 399 Lujiabang Lu, 6377-5858. Heard that they open April 15 officially but many stores are open already

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by lucincia

We stumbled across some fabrics places on our way out of Yuyuan Gardens today. There is a row of ribbons/bows shops on Renming Lu north of the Yuyuan Gardens. Several side streets have ribbons, threads, and assorted fabrics vendors too.

My wife was in heaven.

And we found the shops because we kinda got lost. Sometimes it pays to get lost :)

RE: RE: Silk Factory/Stores

by lucincia

Thanks all for the info. We found the market yesterday and my wife almost started to hyperventilate.

Travel Tips for Shanghai

St. Ignatius Cathedral

by cheezecake_deli

Constructed between 1906 and 1910, St. Ignatius Cathderal was named after St. Ignatius Loyala, founder of the Jesuits. It has a red-brick exterior and a main hall dominated by rows of arched arcades and Corinthian columns. It is now the largest church in Shanghai, and entry is free. The cathedral is located in Xujiahui (nearest metro: Xujiahui), somewhat marooned amongst the shopping malls and apartments of this busy area.


by simcard

AVOID traveling by train around or during the the Chinese New Year, May Holiday (May 1 - 7) and October Holiday (Oct 1 - 7). I am sure you will be squeezed into a meat patty!~!

Generally I don't recommend taking train in China. No online system for ticket booking, not comfortable (dirty and crowded). For short distant ride may be ok, but for longer distant, you will also find the restroom very terrible too.

When you are planning to go to the surrounding cities (e.g. Hangzhou, Nanjing), take the train whose number starts with "D". Those are the fast bullet head train. It is not just faster, but also a lot comfier and cleaner.

Orient Pearl TV Tower

by diggingdeep

This unique architecture is located at the Pudong park in Lujiazui. Its 468 meters high and its the world's third tallest tv and radio tower. We didnt go up to the highest sphere, went to the space module instead( the second lower sphere). Greeaaaat View of Shanghai city!
tickets: 50 yuan for the upper sphere and 100 yuan for the space module

Peace Hotel

by Willettsworld

This building is also known as Sassoon House which housed the former Cathay Hotel, built in 1929 by Sir Victor Sassoon. It was once the tallest building in Shanghai and is famous for its jazz band in its cafe. The top floor originally housed Sassoon's private apartment.

Shanghai Street Scenes

by Yubert

"Handicap access..."

The yellow sidewalk tiles with the raised bumps are for the blind.

"Coping with the summer heat & humidity"

This picture was taken around 2:40pm on 28-July-01, which was the hottest part of the day.

It seemed that most workers coped with the heat by taking a siesta from 11am to 5pm.

Here's some more workers, relaxing during the mid-day heat.

"Natural clothes dryer"

I guess they don't sell many clothe dryers in China since the preferred way to dry clothes is to hang them out the window to dry.

"A homeless person?"

This picture was taken around 2am on 4-August-01, on a fairly busy street.

For several nights, I noticed this boy and what appeared to be his father sleeping on the same streets corner At first I thought they might be homeless.

However, on this particular night I walked around different areas and saw atleast two (2) other people sleeping on cots that were placed on the sidewalk. So perhaps it was cooler outside than inside so that's why they slept outdoors.

I figured I'd take this boy's picture instead of the other men I saw sleeping because he was smaller than me. So if I woke him up, I don't think he'd start a fight. Even though I used a flash, this kid sleep right on through


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