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Shanghai in December

A December 2001 trip to Shanghai by cyc guide

Zhou Zhuang Water Village Photo, Shanghai, China More Photos
Quote: Catching the major sights of Shanghai during a quick three day trip.

Shanghai in December

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Overview

Shanghai at night Photo, Shanghai, China
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The things we enjoyed the most in Shanghai were eating authentic and delicious Chinese food, visiting the surrounding tourist attractions, and seeing the revival of the new Shanghai. In the last 5 years since my last visit, Shanghai has changed immensely from a stagnant old communist city to a modern metropolis that is the rival of any major western city. You must visit the Yu Gardens which are a beautifully preserved traditional Chinese garden, and also visit the old city temple next to the Yu garden.Quick Tips: The weather can be quite cold in December, so bring warm clothes. There are many modern and good hotels in the city including American hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Hilton, and W...Read More

Zhou Zhuang Water Village

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Attraction

Zhou Zhuang Water Village Photo, Shanghai, China
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This well preserved ancient water village is located about 90 minutes outside of Shanghai, and it is a small village that has maintained a very traditional setting. Canals crisscross the entire village, and the villagers live in well preserved antique Chinese houses. Bring a camera to capture the great scenery along the canals. It only costs about $8.00 to get into the village. Many artisans here sell arts and crafts like embroidery, Chinese water color paintings, handbags, and local foods and snacks in small shops along the canals. You will not find any big tourist stores here. We found great bargains here, and though the price is cheap, you can still bargain. Before you reach the village, yo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 6, 2002

Zhou Zhuang Water Village
Qing Ping Shanghai Highway
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Photo, Shanghai, China
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The is a notable Shanghai landmark in the newly developed Pudong area. It is a working TV tower, and according to what the locals say, it is the tallest structure in Asia. It doesn't have any historical significance, but it is a popular sight anyway because many people take the elevator ride to the top for the wide views of Shanghai. There are many shops and restaurants on the lower levels.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 6, 2002

Oriental Pearl TV Tower
1 Shi Ji Boulevard, Pu Dong District
Shanghai, China 200120
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