When you get to any large Market area such as the Yu Yuan in the Old Town area or any other large shopping area beware of young people asking you to take a look at their art exhibit. This business was in a few areas in Shanghai . The young people ask you to view their works of art at an exhibit. There they show you their Teachers work, their headmasters work and their own work. Little buy little you are encoraged to buy some artwork. Prices were modest , in the 200-300 Yuan range ($25-$35US approx) Some of the pieces are very lovely and would make a nice souvenir for someone but realize what you're getting propositioned for.
When you are in the clothes markets,don't forget to bargain with them. That's very important,especially for tourists. Sometimes,even in the hotel,you can have a bargain,maybe you can have 30 percent or even 40 percent discount..before you pay the money,try to bargain even though the result will be failed,but it's not a big deal to have a try, isn't it? :)
unless you know how to haggle, this can be described as a tourist trap
Unique Suggestions: haggle on everything that you would buy!
Fun Alternatives: don't buy anything period.
Be carefull that you eat (sell in the street) because is not hygienic
Unique Suggestions: Be carefull with bicycles . All the streets are full of them and you are in danger.
There is a local food called sticky rice. It is wrapped in banana leaves. Do not mistake this for a Chinese type of Sushi and attempt to eat the leaves. They are not tasty...or so I heard.
I was surprised at this charactor.
Because this is a different from in Japanese!
May be only Japanese can understand!
The shops in the Old Town section of Shanghai were the typical 'tourist trap', selling lots of junky trinkets.
there are so many clothing shops in shanghai ,you can't judge which shop should be honest,so you have to try and try ,then you could see who wouldn't trap u.