Shanghai Shi Tourist Traps

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    Avoid if you can...
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    nanjing lu walking street on a saturday
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  • nanjing lu walking street on a saturday
    nanjing lu walking street on a saturday
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Shanghai Shi Tourist Traps

  • Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

    Before you enter to Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, you get an impression that you will see something impressive about the Bund. After waiting some time in the queue, you end up being fooled by some light and laser works which do not have anything to do with the Bund. It is 50 Yuan wasted for nothing. Avoid this attraction if you can. You may need to use...

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  • Temple Shills

    I visited 6 major temple sites. At Wen Miao and Jade Buddha, I was met at the entrance by english speaking "guides". In both cases, they were very helpful as they escorted me around the temple complexes, explaining what I was looking at and its significance. However, be fairly warned that these friendly guides are shills for "museums" on the temple...

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  • A Free Spirit

    The biggest bridge in Zhujiajiao is Fangsheng Bridge. On the bridge you could get a good bird's-eye view of the surrounding area. "Fangsheng" means "to set free", the traditional Buddhist custom of setting free small animals such as turtles, fish and such so as to accrue good karma.Here there're aunties with plastic bags of small fish which they...

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  • Shopping is not for the faint hearted

    When you go shopping at the streets, the initial price quoted to you is usually 500-800% higher than the usual price. BARGAIN and bargain HARD. Be ruthless. Quote a crazy price - 10% of the quoted price and build up. Some examples- Winter coat RMB350, finally bought for RMB110. T-shirt RMB150 finally bought for RMB15. Silver statue RMB800 - bought...

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  • The Hotel Friend (prostitutes)

    There are many prostitutes in Shanghai (and China) and can be found in most bars, even hotel bars. Currently, Shanghai's police MO is to watch a foreigner pick a girl up in a bar and follow them to the hotel room. After the girl leaves the hotel room they grab her, get her to confess, and then go after the foreigner in the hotel room. With her...

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  • Tourists' price

    Things are mark-up to the highest!!! Visit few more shops which sell the same things until you grab the best price! Don't buy it!

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  • pictures at the bund taken by chinese

    When u are at the bund, u'll notice many stalls by the side, most of these are 'instant photography services", they will tok u into letting them take ur pictures, and will only tell u the cost of taking 1 pic,(it's abt 8RMB for 1 foto), they will also show u sample of the pics they hv taken. Dun be fooled by these pple. They expect u to take up the...

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  • Taxis in Shanghai

    When u touch down at the airport, and have no hotel transfer, PLS join the queue for the local taxis right in front. turn right and Walk straight up when u exit the airport. Local taxis are very honest, they do not poach customers on the road. Beware of those pple who tell u that the cabs in the queue are not going to the city, they are conman,...

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