Shanghai Journals

Two Days in Shanghai

An August 2003 trip to Shanghai by bombayhog

Quote: Shanghai is enjoying an economic boom that has led to construction on a massive scale, and is transforming at an incredible speed. It is a feast for the senses--sometimes overwhelming, but always interesting.

Two Days in Shanghai

Overview

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Go walking along the Bund at night, which is the stretch of road on the west side of the Hunagpu River. There is a lot going on here, and you'll be able to see the rapidly growing skyline of Pudong across the river, as well as the older buildings often reminiscent of a European city across the road. Go to the Jinmao Tower (currently the tallest building in Shanghai, at about 87 floors). It is an impressive building, both for its looks and the views from within. The observation tower at the top of the building costs something under 10 USD, but if you want to do something different, take the elevator up to the 54th floor, which is the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel. You can then go up a coup...Read More

Ymca Hotel

Hotel

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The YMCA Hotel is very reasonably priced, clean, well-maintained, and is in a great location. It has a business center, convenience store, cafe, and restaurant available, as well as a Shanghai Airlines office in the lobby. It's possible to get a hostel-type room at this hotel for a very low price, but it involves sharing space with others. I recommmend getting the next step up, which is a private room with private bathroom/shower. The decor is simple and nice, the TV works (with one movie channel not dubbed in Mandarin), and the air conditioner provides welcome cool air in summer. In general, it's a very relaxing place to be, and a great value. One thing that might be a probl...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2003

Ymca Hotel
NO 123 XIZANG RD
Shanghai, China
862163261040