Go out, eat. It is a very safe...
Go out, eat. It is a very safe place and you should be comfortable enought o enjoy yourself. I have any fond memeories of Going out with friendly girls and having a great time. IF your view is like the picture here you are probably on the way to some fancy 5 Star hotel bar or Park 97. Enjoy Shanghai but be human no need to be nasty.
Clubbing on Mao Ming Road
After spending a couple of hours enjoying the view from a classy place on top of one of the buildings along the Bund, it was quite disorienting to be in a nightclub along Mao Ming. It was more disappointing when the club looked more like a girly bar filled with old, drunken businessmen (who always managed to make anything sleazy anyway). We decided to stay anyway because my friends knew one of the girls in the bar (why am I not surprised with that?) and she did take good care of us. She didn't seem like a woman of the night, just a friend guest relations officer who knew how to entertain guests (and I meant that in a wholesome manner).
This place is anything but happening. But since my friends can more than make do with a pitiful situation (plus, we were inebriated by then, so anything would do), we all managed to have a great time and danced the night away. We came in at about 12MN and left at around a little past 2AM.
The music was OK. But the bartender didn't know how to mix his drinks. The rum&cola tasted more like cola and the vodka&lime tasted more like lime. I had to have several rounds just to get a buzz (or maybe because I have a high tolerance for alcohol?). Get the picture? For females, please don't wear anything skanky. You wouldn't want to be mistaken for a lady of the night.
Shanghainese food is not known...
Shanghainese food is not known for being the best in China! However, over the years Shanghai has become a city that excells at bringing together many different kinds of cuisine. This wonderfully modern and fashionable city has excellent European Continental cuisine in stylish restaurants such as 'M' on the Bund and French, German and American cusine are widely available here. There are a couple of excellent Indian restaurants in the Tandoor and Hazara. Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese and even Brazilian and Cajun cuisine are also on offer here and the style and decor in many of the city's best places such as Face and Ali YYs, is beautiful and unique. Beyond the various cuisines of the world, Shanghai is a center for the culinary culture of China. Here, you can taste famous dishes and culinary styles from all over China. Bifengtang is a great chain serving delicious Cantonese cuisine. Beijing, Yangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Fujian, Chaozhou, Henan, Anhui, Hunan as well as vegetarian and Xinjiang cuisine are all available with exceptionally high quality and authenticity in this city. Shanghainese cuisine too can be very delicious and 1221 is a beautiful place to sample the city's unique dishes. Explore our dining index for the best that Shanghai has to offer.Some of the best and most interesting culinary offerings one can find in Shanghai include: Nanxiang Steamed Pork Dumplings, Local River Crabs, Vegetarian Steamed Buns, Chicken and Duck Blood Soup, and Niangao with Spare Ribs. Shanghai's world-spanning culinary styles, superior dining environments, cosmopolitan atmosphere and high quality of service make the city a haven for all those who crave variety and excitement on their plate.
The recumbent Buddha at the Jade Buddha Temple
The Recumbent Buddha is 96 centimeters long, lying on his right side with the right hand supporting the head and the left hand reposing on his left leg. This position is known as "lucky repose.
Pretty impresive statue and very real too!
It is quite nice as well to see all the fruits and offers the people take to the Buddha as occasion of the Festivals and Chinese New Year celebrations.
"Pearl of the Orient"
Shanghai, also knowned as 'Hu' or 'Shen' is situated at 31°14’ north latitude and 121°29’ east longitude, and in middle of China’s east coastline. It has a total population of 16,000,000.Shanghai is well known to the world not only for its prosperous cosmopolitan but also for its scenic sights. They include The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Circus City and Jin Mao Tower.
"Shanghai commercial area"
The commercial area around the bund consist of many well preserved foreign styles buildings, hence it has the name of 'World's Fair of Architecture.' These buildings were built around the 1920s.
There are currently 2 airport in Shanghai,Pudong International Airport and Hong Qiao Airport.Pudong International Airport was opened in 1999 handling most international flights while Hong Qiao Airport handle many domestic flights.Pudong International Airport is about 30km (19 miles) away from central Shanghai.