Shanghai's Local Family...
Shanghai's Local Family Museums and
Name of Collector
Clocks and Watches
2 Lane 77,Zichang Road, Hutai Xincun
jinshan Petrochemical Main Factory
Private Local Museum Information
2 Lane 77, Zichang Road, Hutai Xincun
8 Lane 378, Jianguo Road West
38 Lane, 480,Yuyuan Road
57 Yangyue Road, Wusong District
131 Lane 1143,Dongyuhang Road
320 Qingyun Road
Matchbooks and keyrings
6 Lane 406,Yan'an Road West
Envelopes with Hand-Writing of celebrities
Room 602,223 Tongzhou Road
Room 501,268 Meiling Road South
20 Small Lane 50,Lane 1001,Xikang Road
3/f,back door,170 Yongshou Road
Clocks,Watches and Porcelain
Shanghai Dye Factory No.10
Room 103,45 Lane 749,Tian Mu Road Central
5 Lane 174,Jiangning Road
Ancient and modern Water Containers
326 Xizang Road South
Beijing Opera Masks
Room 103,6 Lane, 221 Taopu Road
Gold Plated Keys
Room 103,21 Shangnan Sicun
25 Lane Linshan Road
Steffi suggested that I try the new MAGLEV train to the airport. It's a superfast, bullet train that goes as fast as 400 km an hour.
From her place in the city, I took the metro to Pudong and found my way to the train station, caught the next train to the airport, and was zoomed in a few minutes to the departure gate of the Pudong International Airport.
Since the MAGLEV only travels a distance of 7 km from the airport, this is not a good way to get to town especially if you have a lot of luggage to tow. Also, you'd end up having to take the metro which is not directly connected to the train station, the entrance is a few meters away though.
Let's hope the city fathers and mothers act on extending this new high speed train closer to the city, or connect it to the general transit infrastructure for access to Hangzhou or Suzhou.
Definetly an easy one to miss this, but well worth it once you find this little gem, vervia is a cool little lifestyle store in the Tai Kang Lu art area. Not art and "culture" as they call it on the horrible Fuzhou Lu but some really interesting designs made in the city, all of them original and with their own sense of moden city life. The area is nice and chilled out, interesting to walk around the old Shikumen and the shop itself is a visual treat. Along with all the cool gifts, decorations and other stuff on offer they also have home-made food and drink so the whole place makes a great afternoon out.
Yu Yuan Gardens
This was really our only bit of "Old Shanghai" that we saw while there, but we thoroughly loved what we saw. This place is quite close to the centre of Shanghai, downtown in the French Concession, but you wouldnt really know you were that close to utter chaos! It was peaceful and serene and amazing to walk through and look at. The 400 year old Gardens are a pure joy to visit and I would encourage all travellers to Shanghai to try and fit in half a day to make the trip.
It will be impossible for me to choose the 5 best pictures, because I took almost 100 pictures that day and they are all worthy of uploading!
Entry fee to Yu Yuan Gardens is only 40rmb = about $7AUD and there is no fee to enter the surrounding shops, including the zig zag bridge and Huxington Teahouse.
There is also fantastic shopping in and around Yu Yuan Gardens, with a good variety of goods, lots of typical Chinese souvenirs, and at very cheap prices too.
Shanghai - China's most cosmopolitan city
Shanghai has another name "Hu", which came from "hudu".In ancient times, the fishermen is Shanghai invented a bamboo fishing device called "hu", ("Du" in Chinese means "creek".) This area was called "Hu Du" before it became known as Shanghai. The name "Shanghai" actually came into being during the Song Dynasty, when Shanghai was then becoming a new rising trading port. There were then in Shanghai 18 creeks, one of which was called Shanghai Creek, a section of the Huangpu River from the Bund to Shiliupu. On its western bank was a Shanghai Town; the name "Shanghai" was derived from this.
Prior to the outbreak of the Opium War in 1840, Shanghai had grown into a port with 500,000 inhabitants. After the Opium War, Shanghai was forced by European powers to open as a "treaty port." Foreign imperialism subsequently transformed Shanghai into one of the world's most glamorous and cosmopolitan cities by the 1920-30's.
Due to many years of foreign influence, Shanghai, the first Chinese city to open a disco for foreign visitors, is perhaps China's most cosmopolitan city. It also offers the tourist art and history museums tracing China's growth through the ages, and magnificent examples of Chinese architecture in its temples and buildings.
Shanghai Tour Official Website
Attractions in Shanghai Index
China Travel.com Website