Shanghai Journals

Ever-Changing Shanghai

A travel journal to Shanghai by travel2000

Quote: As one of China's fastest growing city, there is always something new on each visit. Call me a dreamer, but for me, Shanghai is still the city depicted in old movies.

Ever-Changing Shanghai

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Overview

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The hidden alleys with the old styled houses and courtyards, the crowds and crowds of people, and of course, strolling the Bund and imagining how it used to be.Quick Tips: My trips have always been with family members who are familiar with the city and the way China works. I would recommend joining a tour rather than doing it on your own. This makes it much easier to get around. You can always do some indenpendent exploring on the free afternoons. The hotels are mostly westernized with modern facilities, especially the higher ranked ones. Long gone are the days with miserable accomodations. To be safe, leave all your valuables in the hotel safe. As with any big cities, be aware of your belong...Read More

Hilton Shanghai

Hotel | "Shanghai Hilton"

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This is in an excellent location, right in the center of town and close to the Hua Ting market and many restaurants. The rooms are modern and very clean, and the higher floors have good views of the city (although sometimes hazy conditions from the pollution.) There is a good Cantonese restaurant as well as dim sum for lunch. It's not the cheapest place, but I think it's worth the money.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 10, 2000

Hilton Shanghai
250 Hua Shan Road
Shanghai, China 200040
86-21-62480000

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Former Residence & Memorial Hall

Attraction | "Former Residence of Dr Sun Yat-Sen"

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Dr Sun Yat-Sen is the founding father of modern China. I thoroughly enjoyed this house, for the carefully preserved furniture and personal belongings as well as it's place in history. This house is in the French Concession, the French part of Shanghai in the old days. It's like a different world, a part of Europe in this Chinese city. There is a guide to show you around the house and give explanations. I'm sure they also speak English, but ours spoke Mandarin.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2000

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Former Residence & Memorial Hall
7 Xian Shan Road, Pu Xi District
Shanghai, China 200020
+86 (0)21 6437 2954

Peace Hotel

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Attraction

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I've been told there are better jazz bands and better lounges in Shanghai nowadays, but I love to go see the famous eight-piece jazz band at this historic hotel. They survived the Cultural Revolution, a feat in itself. It's quite touristy and I remember the drinks and cover charge being quite expensive. I recommend stopping by once to visit this historic sight and to see these old guys. It's a slice of history. Plus the hotel has 1930's decor and has been cleaned up.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 10, 2000

Peace Hotel
20 Nan Jing East Road, The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai, China 200002
+86 (0)21 6321 6888

Huangpu River and the Bund

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Attraction | "The Bund"

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The Bund is one of the most famous sights in Shanghai. If you haven't seen it in movies, then for sure you've seen photos. This was built by the French and the British in the 1930's and the architecture is just marvelous. Baroque, Gothic, Roman, Art-Deco all exist side by side. The famous Hong Kong and Shanghai bank was here, as well as other important financial institutions. This is a beautiful walk along the waterfront. I believe there is also a water tour leaving from Huangpu Park, which is on the north end of the Bund. Look across the river at Pudong, the new industrial town with tax-breaks to promote growth. Incredible growth from nearly nothing less than a decade ago.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2000

Huangpu River and the Bund
Huangpu River
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe

Attraction | "Shanghai Acrobatics Theatre"

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The show I saw here was amazing. The sense of balance, strength, coordination and skills of these very talented performers is beyond any description. The show lasted about one hour and a half and I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time. Even if you've seen such shows on television, you must witness this for yourself. The performances are not available, I would check your hotel or call 6279 8600 for more specific details.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2000

Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe
1376 Nan Jing West Road
Shanghai, China 200040
+86 (0)21 6279 8663