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Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.
On the 3rd attempt I was able to enter the garden! Yeehaw:) Expect a crowd of mostly Chinese and some foreign tourists. 1st attempt during Spring festival when I stayed in Shanghai and, I faced very long waiting lines to enter the garden so I turned around. 2nd attempt lantern festival on the last day of Spring festival, at this...
All I can say is it is worth seeing. On Sundays there is a book fair in the main entrance garden. As Confucianism is a discipline of thoughts rather than religion it is more like a school rather than a temple. Architecture and gardens are beautiful as usual. You can spend maximum an hour to take a full tour.
Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
"History and kitsch"
reviewed 3 weeks ago by Carlo W
This is one of the places that you might love for the historical buildings but also question a bit given the extreme kitsch offering and setting of some of the shops. Attention foreign travellers, negotiate your prices hard as it is a hobby to charge you too much here.
The Temple of the Town God is surrounded by the reconstructed shops and restaurants of the traditional market. You'll find plenty of Gold Jewellery Shops and those selling tourist souvenirs. It's a place to mingle with the locals and get the feel of the city's old culture. You'll find many tea houses. It's a great place for those who like...
€€ - €€€ • Italian, Chinese, International, American, Bar
"Lovely western place!"
reviewed 3 weeks ago by cihui87
We ate ther for 2 nights, after a chinese trip of two weeks and we loved the great atmosphere of our places and home. Great salads and cheese tortillas, the staff was very kind and the english music good. You can play billiards there. A nice piece of America and Europe in Shanghai's heart.
You have to come to this Shaoxing restaurant with a local, because it's in an obscure area of town, the menu is in Chinese, and the staff don't speak English. You also have to be open-minded and adventurous, as unlike other Chinese regional cuisines, Shaoxing is more 'rural' in flavour. Specialities include fried stinking tofu, drunken chicken (the version here...
We were told by our guide that this was a staple of Shanghai dumplings. It is absolutely a machine when it comes to pumping out hundreds of dumplings for all of the people in this place. The dumplings were good, but nothing to write home about.
What a great hotel in a great location. My wife and I stayed in an executive room with access to the executive lounge and I must say it was brilliant.
The room was large with a well appointed bathroom. The decor of the room/hotel could do with a bit of TLC but it didnt not detract from a great stay....
If you want to separate yourself from the classic chain hotels then this SSAW Boutique Bund is your best bet. Everything is so sophisticate but also simple and balanced at the same time, an understated elegance combined with refinement and class.
From the hotel facilities (with free minibar refilled daily, coffee and tea 24/7 on the lobby) to the wide...
Arrived late, check in was quick and easy, but unfortunately the hotel does not have a bar or restaurant, so I was not able to have any food or drinks on the evening of my arrival.
Beds are very comfortable, and rooms well equipped.
Breakfast was a bit hit and miss with what was available at any specific time.
Booked this hotel on a "Mystery 4 Star" deal through Wotif. I was very nervous after looking up TripAdvisor once I knew hotel name.
Well... we were pretty happy / lucky.
I requested non smoking, and quiet room. We got room 6033, well towards back of the hotel, but we're very happy with our room. A little stale air -...
The hotel’s location was great. Shopping and restaurants just a street away.
You can walk to the Bund if you’re comfortable with it. Yu garden is walkable too.
The hotdog cafe was where we had our breakfast as their restaurant is currently being renovated. It was good too.
I stayed on the 5th floor (the hotel has 6 floors). I...