Shanghai Journals

Poodling along in Pudong

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A travel journal to Shanghai by Praskipark

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Quote: A hotel, some attractions and a bit about Pudong.

Pudong (General)

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Pudong Skyline  Photo, Shanghai, China
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After arriving at Pudong International Airport in a hot sweat I couldn't wait to get out into the open to see the skyline of Pudong. I had been told by a couple of friends that it wasn't the most beautiful area of Shanghai and to ignore it and move on to the cultural sights of Pǔxī. My first impression of the landscape was a favourable one. I thought the sea of concrete skyscrapers was interesting if not colourful. A lot of the high rise buildings were a sandy, grey colour with the odd flashing Chinese icon illuminating the horizon. I was fascinated to see green areas interspersed amongst the buildings. How on earth trees and shrubs survived amongst all that concrete was a mystery to me.Af...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2012

The best walk in Pudong

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Pudong Photo, Shanghai, China
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There is something fascinating about a big wide river separating two sides of a city. In Shanghai the River Huangpu is one of those rivers. Having walked along both sides of the river I think I prefer the eastern side with the Pudong skyline and the majestic views across to the Bund.The day we slowly strolled on the promenade was a very hot day and we were both gasping for a drink. There are several cafes positioned in pefrect spots so that you can sit out and look out across the water at the ships and cruisers but we wanted to walk the whole length of the riverside so opted for a bottle of water each. There are brightly coloured kiosks and vehicles with serving counters selling soft drink...Read More

Pudong International Airport Motel 168

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Hotel | "Shabby without the chic"

Pudong International Airport Motel 168 Photo, Shanghai, China
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All the years I have been travelling I have never made a mistake regarding booking flights until June of this year. Having arrived at Pudong International Airport to check in for our return flight to Amsterdam I noticed that the young lady attending the desk looked a little agitated and the transaction seemed to be taking longer than usual. After ten minutes or so she looked at us and said that our flight times were for the 16th June not the 17th. I couldn't believe it and my heart sunk. We asked if we could change the flight. It wasn't possible, the flight was overbooked. What about an earlier flight the next day? We asked. That was already booked up. We had no choice than to go to Gate 8 on the seco...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 13, 2012

Pudong International Airport Motel 168

Shanghai, China 201202

Shanghai World Financial Center

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Attraction | "Reach out to heaven"

Shanghai World Financial Center Photo, Shanghai, China
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As you leave Pudong International Airport in Shanghai you are suddenly confronted with a skyline full of high rise buildings; some are colossal and intricate in design, others are just very, very tall. Most people who watch Bond movies and martial arts films will have probably come across this skyline many times on TV or at the cinema without taking any steps into the city itself. I cannot describe the excitement I felt when I first set eyes on the Pudong New Area which covers the eastern bank of the Huangpu River and is one and a half times larger than downtown Shanghai. The building that dominates this Shanghai skyline is the Shanghai World Financial Centre. The reason it stands out is b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 2, 2012

Shanghai World Financial Center
No.100, Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Shanghai, China
021-3867-2008

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

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Attraction | "Is it a TV Tower or a Space Station?"

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Photo, Shanghai, China
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When I visited Shanghia in June I didn't take my laptop with me because I knew if I did I would sit in the hotel working in the evening so instead I took a Hello Kittty exercise book. This was where I jotted down all my notes about the city. Looking back at all the squiggles I can see that the skyscrapers definitely had an impact on me especially the Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower. This is a beauty.When I first saw the stylish tower shining on the Pudong skyline I thought I had seen it before but couldn't remember where exactly. I asked my husband about it but he hadn't a clue, he just muttered something that sounded like James Bond. Well, he was actually correct for once because the b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 5, 2012

Oriental Pearl TV Tower
1 Shi Ji Boulevard, Pu Dong District
Shanghai, China 200120
+86 (21) 5879 1888