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By |March 20th, 2014|China, Shanghai|6 Comments

The oldest city area in Shanghai – Chenghuangmiao 城隍庙

Shanghai (上海), the Oriental Paris, is the largest commerical and financial centre of China, and the eighth largest city in the world and one of the world’s busiest port. It isn’t an ancient Chinese city with loads of historic temples and ruins to visit; it’s a young new city more akin to Hong Kong.

After a few hours of night flight, straightaway, we visited Chenghuangmiao (城隍庙), a temple in the old city of Shanghai, China. It is a Chinese traditional shopping area and the oldest city area in Shanghai.

The very famous restaurant selling “Xiao Long Bao” (小笼包), a dumpling that contains soup. We had no chance to try this on a tight schedule, as the queue was very long. So, snapped a picture for memory.

This is a beautfiful garden in Chenghuangmiao, with bizzare rocks that are known to be taken from the sea. A garden of the rich.

This dragon only has three toes on a claw, depicting that it’s a non-imperial dragon. The display of five-toes dragons were only restricted to the offices of the Emperor. […]

By |October 30th, 2002|China, Shanghai|0 Comments

Shanghai noon

We spent our last day in the heart of Shanghai – Paris of the East. It’s a pity that we didn’t see much of Shanghai except sightseeing at The Bund (外滩) and window shopping at Nanjing Road (南京路). I find that some Shanghai food is very oily; I bought a stick of Chinese sausage from a popular stall and only got a mouthful of oil after the first bite!

The iconic Orient Pearl Tower (东方明珠塔) that should never be left out in Shanghai postcards! We went up to the top level of the observation deck on the very night.

Shanghai never sleeps; it’s a lively and bustling city in this ancient country.

The KFC “toy-train” with REAL people inside.

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By |October 19th, 2002|China, Shanghai|3 Comments