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Private Walking Tour In The Former French Concession
"This tour is designed for city walkers and minimum walking time is 4 hours. Your English tour guide will lead you through architecture of 1930's Art Deco and leading about modern history of China from 1850 to 1950. You will get to know the environment and culture during this relax walking tou the lobby in eastern part shows the best case for French classical style in interior design. Lanxin Theatre: The first western style theatre in Shanghai. Cathay Mansion: Formerly owned by famous Sassoon's family known for hosting distinguished guests worldly wide since 1950's as well as its typical Art Deco style. King Albert Apartment: Another name popularly known as Royal Garden built by French Catholic church for expatriates living in Shanghai. Walking through this living community which is now hidden between two busy narrow streets one may take a close look to the French Concession. The former residence of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen: A museum of China's revolutionary history. St. Nicholas Church: An Orthodox church built by Russian expatriates in 1920s
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3-Hour Charming Night of Shanghai with Huangpu River Cruise
"You will be picked up from your hotel lobby in central Shanghai to start the tour. The first stop is the People’s Square. It is the city's biggest public square in the heart of Shanghai surrounded by some landmark buildings. Continue your tour to the Bund the city's famous 1.5-kilometer-long embankment along the Huangpu River. The 'architecture gallery' with splendid lights at night is particularly beautiful.  The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 26 vario Baroque Romanesque Classicism and the Renaissance.Afterwards you will cruise on the Huangpu River
From $128.00
Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket
"Based on the attractions you want to see choose from three different routes: the Shanghai City Tour (Red Route) Temple Tour (Green Route) and Pudong Tour (Blue Route). Your pass is valid for all three routes. Then hop aboard the open-top double-decker bus at any of the 22 stops around Shanghai to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. On board enjoy informative audio commentary that brings Shanghai’s culture and ancient history to life.Drive down beautiful tree-lined streets past outstanding colonial style buildings and under soaring skyscrapers. With your provided map in hand
From $48.00

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Take your time to stroll along Nanjing Road

Favorite thing The city is so huge, if one has just a few days, the best thing to do is... to go back for more! I liked that we stayed along Nanjing Road. That way, we got to stroll along this long avenue filled with so many interesting things to see.

Fondest memory The food, I must say. I loved the steamed dumplings, Xiao Lung Bao.

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Dec 11, 2009

Strolling Nanjing Dong Lu

Favorite thing Nanjing Dong Lu is considered the most famous shopping street in China. The street starts from Xizang Zhang Lu and the People's Park and then stretches eastward for about 3 kilometers towards the Bund. For much of this stretch, the street is a pedestrian mall. It is often packed full people, especially young yuppie locals with alot of cash handy.
During the years of the European Concessions, the street cut through the main European settlements. It was here that stylish Europeans would shop. Of course this all came to an end when the Communists took control. However today Nanjing Dong Lu has more or less returned to its former glory. There are many large shopping departsments along the street and more than a few boutiques. A serious shopper could easily spend a day here cruising the shops. Personally, I am not so inclined but I did enjoy the people watching, especially when I found a patio that served cheep beer at the eastern end of the street. What I did not enjoy where all the hawkers and hookers who ply their trade here.

Fondest memory Nanjing Dong Lu is spectacular at night when the facades of many of the department stores are let up. Most of my photos of Nanjing Lu are at night for this reason

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Aug 05, 2007

East meets West

Favorite thing I found this picture such a good symbol of the city's present: Western consumerism with Eastern heritage (a Mastercard ad using the picture of traditional clothes in the Mastercard colours to motivate passers-by to BUY).

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Oct 26, 2003

Cruising the Shopping areas

Favorite thing You can walk around in some of the shopping areas where at certain times can be quite crowded. When I was there in 1987 the most of the shelves in the stores where quite bare!! I think things have changed since then. I thought it was quite interesting to walk into a Huge store with lot's of racks and shelving and only have a few items on each one. Prices were very cheap compared to here in America.

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Sep 29, 2003
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Nanjing Road Pedestrian Zone

Favorite thing Nanjing Lu is now a pedestrian walk zone with shops of all kinds, from traditional local food stores to fashion houses, just look at the colourful ads and signs all over the buildings. It is easily accessible by the metro too. There are frequent shuttle vehicles provided for those who don't wish to walk.

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Sep 04, 2003

'Hundred Years Old' Shop Brands

Favorite thing Even though the main streets turn modern and trendy day by day, Shanghai retains its historic and nostalgic feel as many 'hundred year old shops' brands still rule the city. Here at Nanjing Road is one selling local food and preservatives, frequented by locals throughout the day.

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Sep 04, 2003

Nan Jing Dong Lu

Favorite thing Shops around Nan Jing Dong Lu. The mega stores here will leave you wanting for more. Made in China goods are improving in quality & designs, especially its leather goods. Good value for money.

Fondest memory My friend refused to leave the departmental stores even though we had a prior arranged & paid River cruise! I had no choice but to promise her to come back after the cruise & we stayed shopping till the store's closing time. Bought so many bags & pairs of shoes, it's incredible. I didn't expect to buy anything from this city at all! Next time, will have to remember to bring more RMB!

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Nov 12, 2002

Take a Ride

Favorite thing Take a ride on the small trains if you are too tired to walk along the Nanjing Lu.Ticket cost RMB 2 each (1 way).The trains are all beautifully decorated with many colours.

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Feb 17, 2006

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Herbal Medicine still popular

Favorite thing Here in Nanjing Lu is another big brand shop, which specialises in Chinese herbal medicine. People come to this shop for consultation, treatment, and healing medicine.

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Sep 06, 2003

Nan Jing Road

Favorite thing Nan Jing Road

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The most prosperous shopping street of Shanghai. Probabley it is the No.1 shopping street of China as well.

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Aug 25, 2002

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