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Out and about in Shanghai

Updated on March 8, 2014

In Shanghai

I've been to Shanghai on several occasions, indeed I've stayed there from time to time, but it had been over a year since my last visit and I was keen to see it again.

In 2010 we were invited to join the Anzac Day event at the Australian Consul General's residence. Before that - the day before - we had a chance to do some shopping and look around.

My friend took me to a place called Tain Zi Fang ( most of the ex-pats called it Tai Kang Lu apparently.) It was an arty precinct, with little restaurants and cafes, art shops, galleries, photographic shops and much more winding around in little alleyways. Fascinating ..

In Shanghai you really can "shop till you drop" - with over 21 million people in the city and surrounds they need a lot of shops, so for the visitor it is a smorgasbord.

While some of the big name shops are in the city, much of the exciting shopping is "off the beaten track".

You need good walking shoes, and preferably someone who knows his/her self around as it is easy to get lost.

If you are staying a few days in Shanghai - and you should - it is such a vast place to explore, ask at the hotel for suggestions of places to shop. It may be that you need a tour guide - someone to take you to the places you want - and again you need to ask your hotel for a recommendation. Take care. As in any place there are folk who will want your money for little in return.

The most famous of the shopping precincts is Nanjing Road, which leads down to the Bund and the Huangpu River. There are little markets on the fringes of Nanjing Road too, where there are great bargains to be had.

The Bund is just so worth a visit - the boats of the River are lit up and ply their trade up and down the river and there are some that you can dine on and watch the spectacular scenery from a boat.

On the other side of the river is another amazing shopping complex.

Shopping in Shanghai

Restaurants, Coffee and Bars

There is so much to choose from. The little alleyways especially in the upmarket areas, Xiantindi and Tian Zi Fang, there are restaurants, cafes and coffee lounges everywhere. Again it is good to get a recommendation from your hotel, or read the brochures.

Along the Bund are some great bars - this is where you will see some great buildings - opulant, luxurious, but at least call in and have a drink and a good look around.

The spectacular lights of nightime Shanghai have to be seen.



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      Sue 

      8 years ago

      I guessed the pics were taken in TaiKang Lu - one of Maree's favourite spots. Not that far from where I used to live.

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