Shanghai 上海 has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of China, the city is renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, museums and historic buildings—including the City God Temple, Yu Garden, the China Pavilion and buildings along the Bund.
The shopping experience is good, from mega malls to unique street stores at Tianzifang, you can find interesting and affordable stuff to bring home! The Luijiazui skyline is breathtaking, the buildings around bund are beautiful and Yu Garden is unique in its own way.
Photography gear used - Sony NEX5R with Sony 16-50mm.
Xintiandi area is filled with shops, malls and F&B outlets. You can have a good day shopping and night chill out session at one of the bars with live singing.
Tianzifang shopping street. Its vibrant, lively and crowded due to the narrow street. The shops are pretty small but unique.
Tono Palace is a cat cafe at Tianzifang. All full grown cats but puffy and cute!
Dessert at Tono Palace.
Qibaolaojie or qibao old street.
Qibao Ancient Town or 七宝镇. Scenic river view.
Shopping area around of Yu Garden.
Interesting old school pinhole cinema at Yu Garden.
If you made it to Yu Garden and were at the bridge area, you will spot a looooong queue at nanxiang steamed bun restaurant. We gave it a try as the queue is moving pretty fast and because we being singapore, when we see a queue, we will probably just get in the line :D and we had the xiao long bao and tang bao by the crowded bridge. I would say the experience eating on the bridge and people watch was great but there was nothing to rave about on the food.
Tea break at one of the tea cafe. Skipped coffee and sweet stuff this time. #detoxday
While detoxification is in progress, daily sugar intake is as important :D This sesame ice cream from Mcdonald's is SOOO good! We had it EVERY single time we saw a Mcdonald's.
On our way to The Bund while we shopped our way through along the street...
The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles and they look beautiful together. Kind of complimenting one another.
The Luijiazui skyline across the river contrasted against the buildings on The Bund. I would say they are both beautiful in their own ways.
From the Bund, you can walk to the shopping district at Nanjing Road. The whole length of Nanjing Road is probably about 5km with malls lining on both sides of the road and there is a pedestrian street at Nanjing East Road. Its a good shopping district that you can plan on your last few days.
Our daily supper from a street vendor. We know it may not be hygienic but it tasted good.
Old vintage cinema.