Shanghai Journals

The Old and New Shanghai

A September 2004 trip to Shanghai by shammiyap

Dongshi Hotel Photo, Shanghai, China More Photos
Quote: A friend of mine flew in from Beijing to start our journey from Shanghai. We spent three nights in Shanghai, then headed to HuangShan, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and back to Shanghai for another three nights.

The Old and New Shanghai

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Overview

The Old Side of Shanghai Photo, Shanghai, China
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Shanghai is, amazingly, a nice place to visit in mid-autumn. The weather is beautiful, not too hot and not too cold, and there are many celebrations running at this time too. The Shanghai Tourism Festival has brought in a lot of celebrities to the city, as well the beautiful Flower Parlour and Street Performances. Second, the Mid Autumn Festival is one of the major celebrations by Chinese. There are lanterns everywhere, which made the whole city done up for this festival. The last but not least - if you stay long enough ‘till October 1st, you can celebrate the Chinese National Day with millions of people in Shanghai, and, at the same time, experience watching fireworks at The Bund wi...Read More
Dongshi Hotel Photo, Shanghai, China
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Located just 5 minutes away from The Bund and the busy Nanjing Dong Lu, Dongshi Hotel offers excellent service as a two-star hotel. There are different types of suites and standard rooms, a restaurant, a lobby, a tourist ticketing office, and a lobby bar. The room is clean and equipped with bathroom amenities, a water flask, slippers, daily housekeeping service, and 24-hour security. Although it doesn't provide as great a view like the five-star hotels in Pudong, such as the Hyatt or Shangri-la, it definitely provides the basic needs to all guests. Overall ratings: 1. Service – Good 2. Location – Excellent 3. Cleanliness – Good 4. Friend...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 6, 2004

Dongshi Hotel
105-1, Fu Zhou Lu
Shanghai, China
63216920-8001

New Asia Star Long Shen Inn Photo, Shanghai, China
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Located opposite the Shi Liu Pu Wharf, the inn is about a 5-minute walk from The Bund and a 15-minute walk from Nanjing Dong Lu. This charming two-star inn is a perfect accomodation for those who want a clean, service-equipped hotel, which is easily accessed by public transportation. The inn has only six levels, thus not accomodating too many guests at a time, which provides a peaceful experience. Standard rooms start from RMB278, even during peak season, like the National Day. Some rooms provide a good view, where you can see the Oriental Pearl Tower. Services include: 1. Housekeeping 2. 24-hour security 3. Cold and hot water dispenser in the room ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2004

New Asia Star Long Shen Inn
596, Zhongshan Road Two East
Shanghai, China
63309988

Da Niang Shui Jiao

Restaurant

Da Niang Shui Jiao Photo, Shanghai, China
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Da Niang Shui Jiao is a chain restaurant located in almost every city in China. It serves very economical noodles; cold dishes; and various types of dumplings, from vegetarian to beef and pork. Dumplings are sold in the units of liang. One liang has about five to six dumplings, depending on the type you chose, and it costs between RMB2.5 to RMB5 per liang. Yummy cold dishes are available from RMB5 and above, with a lot of other noodles to chose from. WAY TO GET YOUR FOOD: Order the food and pay total amount at the counter. Get your drinks and the receipt. Then find a table to sit down; waiters and waitresses will then get you receipt and deliver...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2004

Da Niang Shui Jiao
Nanjing Dong Lu
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Museum

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Attraction | "To Recall the Ancient China"

Shanghai Museum Photo, Shanghai, China
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Established in 1952, the Shanghai Museum covers 38,000 square metres and is 29.5m in height with five floors on the ground and two floors underground. It houses 120,000 pieces of works of arts in collection. The building itself is a stunning $700-million masterpiece, which is specially designed to recall an ancient ding – a three-legged food/wine vessel used for cooking and serving. The entrance is guarded by a row of lions and mythological beasts. The main galleries are located at the first to fourth floors, which can be accessed by an escalator. The First Floor 1. Ancient Chinese Bronze Gallery 2. Ancient Chinese Sculpture Gallery The Second F...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 7, 2004

Shanghai Museum
201 Renmin Avenue
Shanghai, China 200003
(021) 63725300-132

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Former Residence & Memorial Hall

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Attraction | "Former Residence of Sun Yat-Sen"

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Former Residence & Memorial Hall Photo, Shanghai, China
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Sun Yat-Sen definitely has a few memorial museums, Mausoleum Parks, and former residences in China, as he has been such a great hero to the People of Republic China. The former residence of Sun Yet-Sen in Shanghai is an important memento of Sun Sun Yet-Sen. He stayed in there from 1918 to 1924. The two-story house is very much protected to look exactly the same as there hasn't been too much change to its original settings and furniture. There is a statue of Sun Yet-Sen when you walk in to the main entrance, with a informative sign on the left, in English and Chinese, describing his life here in Shanghai. The first room you enter will lead you to a little museum with lots of Sun Yet-Sen...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 8, 2004

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

Hard Sleeper Photo, Shanghai, China
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Many people warned me about the awful condition of China Railway and their level of services before I traveled to China. I couldn’t imagine the worst scenario and how bad it could be; thus, I made it a point to see China by train, with a friend of mine as a companion. Our journey started from Shanghai, which I believe is the city with the best train access to the other provinces. Our first train ride was an 11-hour ride from Shanghai to Huangshan, Anhui. Subsequently, we took a train to Jiangsu and stopped at the major towns of Nanjing, Wuxi and Suzhou. Our last stop was Hangzhou, Zhejiang, before heading back to Shanghai. It may seem a bit out of direction, but it was the best way I could thin...Read More