Shanghai is a 'shopping paradise'! One of the first things you will notice about Shanghai is how trendy the young people are. Shanghai is famous for its clothing and fashions. The local fashion and garment industry has been the trendsetter in China for many years. Products are of great quality and come for a good price. Nevertheless, in high class boutiques, you will not find bargains on high fashions and imports.
The major Shopping areas of Shanghai are Nanjing East Road, Huaihai Road, and Xujiahui. These three areas are all known for their mid-scale to high class department stores and boutiques. Also, Shanghai offers two smaller clothing and souvenir markets: Xiangyang Market with its clothing deals (much like Silk Alley in Beijing), and Yuyuan Market with its folk atmosphere.
Shanghai also has a few bird and flower markets that make life here that much more pleasant.
Shanghai has some traditional art forms and crafts to offer you. Follow these links to learn more: chinese silk, gold and silver jewelry, rugs and tapestries, and jade and ivory carvings.
PLEASE don't go to Hangzhou,Suzhou or Zhouzhuang during the holiday in China,such as May day,first week of October,and spring fetival!!! Because those days are the holidays for all of the Chinese people,ahhh..you can't imagine how crowded they are in those tourist places,I am sure you won't feel good!!
Haha..you know,I used to have the experience that going to Zhouzhuang during long vacation(Oct 1th-7th),JESUS...it seems that I visit a lovely watertown with a special PEOPLE SHOW,I feel I even couldn't breathe!! So I decide that I will never ever go out during long vacation.Staying at home is the best way to relax!
Over priced Tsingtao beer at Pudong Airport, make sure you still have some cash before leaving..... 90rmb pints....lol........still didn't stop Rabbit!
Compared to other places I've been to in China, Shanghai has been the safest city I've ever been to.
Be careful when crossing a street. Cars not always respect the traffic lights.
At the big cross-ways there where even guards with whistles to watch over the pedestrians.
Here are some pictures from a Shanghai China Yu Qing Cha Lou Tea Scam
...of strange black ninja's trying to take your photograph-tillyaph!
Chinese spitt everywhere.. also indoors, so if you are in a restaurant don't put your bag on the floor but on a chair.
a usual sight .... overladen trucks
this one on our way to shanghai zoo....
overtaking our taxi van!
Don't fall of a ship or boat because "Help" may not be understood unless your screaming in Chinese!! You may want to learn how to say "Help" in chinese for some tricky situations!
I saw this sign in the new old town of Shanghai, and thanks to rtideas and tnds I found out, what it means:
Never feel ashamed to bargin first before you buy! For example, if you are buying a painting in Chenghuang Temple, try to make it 50yuan if they offer you 300yuan.