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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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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
Private Former French Concession Walking Tour
"Your guide will pick you up in the lobby of your downtown hotel at your preferred time. Head to the first stop Xintiandi using local public transportation. Visit the Shikumen Museum for approx 20 minutes to see what the interior was like for the 1920's middle class. Next head to Fuxing park which is best preserved French-style park in China. In the park there are many locals doing different exercises and activities. Make a 5 minute walk to the residence of Sun Yat-sen. A half hour visit inyou will get an idea of the Chinese history between Opium war to 1920. The last stop of this walking tour Tianzifang
From $59.00

More What to Pack in Shanghai

Plus Sizes - Made in China But Not Sold In China

There are no plus sizes in China in general, though Shanghai has more than elsewhere. A few international stores like Forever 21 or H&M carry XL, especially near touristy areas. That said, if you...
Oct 12, 2015

Large Luggage & Extra Carry On Bag is Handy

So if you are a shopaholic like me, you pack light on your travels so that you can have many space in your luggage to fill up with goodies since here in Shanghai ,you can shop till your drop at the...
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Oct 25, 2014

Use a Powerful Optical Zoom Camera + Powerbank

etc that you would spend lots of time taking pictures and vidoes around the many things to do in Shanghai like the Bund, Yu Yuan Gardens, City God Tempe, Oriental Pear TV Tower! and if you are the...
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Oct 25, 2014

You can get most anything

If you plan to take the metro to your hotel, pack fairly lightly so you can easily maneuver your bags. You can easily pick up an extra bag/suitcase here if you buy lots:-) Comfy shoes/closed-toe...
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Mar 28, 2013

It Gets Sooo Cold!

body bags/backpacks to bring your essentials. if you're going to Shanghai or Beijing in Oct-Nov, a thermal jacket is a must! or you can layer your clothes though this will entail a larger/bulkier...
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Nov 07, 2010

Bring what you would have at home!

You can always purchase extra luggage at good prices. Comfortable shoes, the rest you can purchase if you have a good hunt around....enjoy! Well i took what i would normally have in the bathroom at...
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Jan 14, 2010
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Things you should bring to Shanghai!

Nice comfortable shoes and a nice jacket or sweater depending on the weather is needed. It's always good to bring some medicines to a foreign land especially in a place where language can be a...
Apr 25, 2008

bird bath

Bring something with wheels and another bag that expands Good walking shoes with a little bit of fashion in them. Don't be fooled by the chinese girls that wear heels all day. They are tiny and...
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Sep 24, 2007

Cigarette - SALEM's Smoker

The brand of cigarette that I smoke is Salem Lights. Cigarette that related to Salem is also acceptable for myself. But in Shanghai, looking for a Salem is a very tough task to do. Although in...
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Sep 23, 2006


Definately take as many deodorants as you need with you to China in general. Once there, it's practically impossible to get them. Chinese people don't seem to have problems with sweat, so they just...
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Dec 11, 2005

bring a guide book

Bring a guide book. I took the frommers guide to shanghai and it was a life saver. We used it to guide us through the subway system because everything was in chinese. We used the translation...
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Aug 24, 2005

Tiny Swiss Army knife+cigarette lighter...

Certain materials like silk or leather react in a unique way when subjected to something like flame. Anything else will react differently. With a lighter one can test the authenticity of a...
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Aug 23, 2005

Packing List

travel light because you can buy cheap luggages or suitcase for about US$3-10. in winter, bring at least a jacket that can block off the chilly wind. bring your medications from home. you may not be...
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Jan 09, 2005

Chopsticks rule!

forks n spoons, for those who can't get to grips with chopsticks.most restaurants only have chopsticks n soup spoon, n the waiters are very insistent that one uses them n will make all efforts to...
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Jan 06, 2005

Top Hotels in Shanghai

No.20 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200002, China
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No.399 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200003, China
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No.88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200121, China
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No.33 Fucheng Road, Pudongxin District, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200120, China
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No.1288 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 201206, China
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No.100 Century Avenue, Pudong New District, Shanghai, Shanghai Region, 200120, China
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Top Things to Do in Shanghai

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Nanjing Lu - Road

Nanjing Road is also known as the No. 1 street in China having the miniature of the history and culture of Shanghai. It offers a pedestrian walkway that is very much applicable for sightseeing and...
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Yuyuan Gardens

Had my vacation from Hangzhou to Shanghai China in Mar, and I am really fascinated by the beautiful city that lined with colonial-era buildings. Here are the ten places that I find it interesting and...
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Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower is a distinct landmark in Pudong. It is said to be the 6th highest tower in the world. The 2nd sphere contains shops, restaurants, (including a rotating restaurant) and a...
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From reading up on the subject, it would appear that 'The Bund' was initially constructed as a barrier to prevent flooding of the colonial era buildings that line the Huang Pu River bank. Today it is...
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Yuyuan Bazaar

final part of my Yu Yuan Garden Tip with more pictures inside. Yu Yuan Garden is the famous in the Shanghai Region and is one of the Major Attraction in the Old City Area of Shanghai and it sits just...
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Shanghai Museum

This is one of Chinas top museums. It has collections spanning more than 5000 years of art and history, from Neolithic times to the 19th Century. There are collections in Bronze, Stone, Jade,...
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