Shanghai, what a metro pool!
After a few days in lovely Beijing we went to Shanghai with a bullet train. It took about 5 hours to get there. A long the way you can enjoy the amazing landscape, but the most thing that you will get to see are lots of constructions, building new apartments(high flats)/village/complex. You can buy tickets at the train station but it’s better to book it online. They have different classes/train types, so make sure to choose the one you prefer .
Shanghai the largest Chinese city by population of more than 24 million. So you can already guess, this city will never bore you. It offers so many exciting sightseeing, there is always something to see and do. Numerous lovely parks and gardens, and many fine old temples and traditional pagodas.
These are our favorite atractions:
Shanghai’s Promenade :The Bund
Also called the Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (East Zhongshan 1st Road), the broad promenade is regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. At the west side of the Bund you have this famous and beautiful sight. You have to visit in day light and especially at nights. The amazing lamps and colors is just wow! A good place to stroll and see the 52 unique high buildings.
The famous classical chinese garden, also known as the Garden of Happiness. The Garden is located in Anren Jie. A government officer named Pan Yunduan in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) finished this beautiful garden in 1577. It occupies an area of 20,000 square metres. We really enjoyed this Garden because of the typical Chinese architecture and the little souvenir shops and restaurants everywhere you go.
A shopping street where you can shop till you drop 😀
Below some photos 🙂
Yu Yuan Garden
Yu Yuan Garden at nights
Food & Tea Ceremony @ Yu Yuan Garden
Close to our Hotel
Thanks for sharing!
Hii, you are welcome! Thanks for stopping by 😀
I spent a few months in Shanghai – this post really captures the essence of the city.
Thank you for the nice comment Joseph! Nice, you spent a few months there! Shanghai is just a beautiful city, we would love to go back. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing. I was there ten years ago and wanted to head back and visit soon. This is awesome
Hii Charles! You are welcome 🙂 We enjoyed writing this post about Shanghai. Yes you should go back soon, its such a wonderful place! Let us know how it went, we would love to hear your stories 😀
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I was in Shanghai ten years ago. I was truly entertained by its culture, architectures, mood, people and food. These pictures captured here by @twindays, reminded me how stunning, fascinating, original and fast paced city that Shanghai has been. Thank you @twindays for posting and sharing.
Thank you Charles for re-blogging our “Shanghai” post! Really Appreciate it 😀
I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! It is in my last post xxxx
Thank you Natascha for nominating us for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! 🙂 We are very happy! Xxx
You’re so welcome xxxx
Shanghai is absolutely beautiful and amazing. I could watch the skyline for hours. Thanks for the amazing post 🙂
Hi Moritz! Yes the skyline is truly amazing! And we know what you mean..we could sit there and enjoy the view for hours too. We miss it already hihi..Thanks for the nice comment 🙂
I do so, too! Time to go back to Shanghai 😀
You are very welcome 🙂
Great articles! My husband and I moved to Shanghai 8 months ago from Hong Kong. It’s a metropolitan!
Thanks 100poundfoodie!Oh wow, you both are so lucky. But Hong Kong must be beautiful too. Never been there before, but seeing pictures, it looks awesome. Hope to visit HK too someday.
What amazing pictures! I’d love to visit Shanghai one day.
Thanks Amelia for your sweet comment :). You should definitely visit this lovely city, we are sure you will love it 🙂 Xoxo
Did you guys visit the Pearl Market and Xintiandi? Should check them out as well. Been there and lived there for 4 years, I love every inches of Shanghai. https://trieuan29.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/buying-pearls-in-shanghai/
Hello NightowlArt. Unfortunately we didn’t visit these 2 places :(. We will def put them on our list of sightseeing if we go back someday..especially Xintiandi looks so cozy! Thank you! Wow, 4 years in Shanghai that’s so great! Xoxo
Enjoy your blog and brought back fun memories of our visit to Shanghai. I particularly remember my experience of shopping for “knocks off”.
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Hii Lena! We are glad you like our post ” Hello Shanghai” 🙂 We will definitely visit your great blog often, because we share the same interest travel and photography hihi. You too happy travels and blogging! 😀
Ahh! So pretty! 😶😶😶
Hello Metseia! Thank you so much 🙂
Wonderful blog. Thanks for liking my blog.
Thank you The Fabulous Traveler! You have a great blog too 😀
I love Shanghai! I visited last summer and have just started a blog about moving there in a few weeks time! Thank you for getting me even more excited and reminding me why I loved it so much the first time round! 🙂
Hii Tamsin! Wow lucky you moving to Shanghai 😀 You will definitely enjoy your time there! We saw you are already in Shanghai, have fun and keep posting your adventures on you blog! Looks great 😀
Awesome post! I was just in Shanghai recently too! It’s a beautiful city for sure 🙂
Hello Maybemaevey! Thank you for your nice comment! It is a beautiful place, sure you enjoyed Shanghai as much as we did too hihi. Thanks for stopping by our blog. Xoxo
Super nice photo’s!
Thank you TFATP for your nice comment 🙂
Excellent post! Looks like Shanghai is must-visit place in the world 🙂
Thank you so much for your nice comment therulesofchic :D! Yes, it sure is one of the must visit place in the world :). Xoxo
Lovely photos… hope I can get there one day!
Thank you RMW! We are sure you will someday, and if you do. Let us know how it went 🙂
Wow! Shanghai looks so amazing! I would love to go visit someday! Thanks for sharing!
Yes Everythingnothin, Shanghai is Wow! You should def go someday, we are sure you will Love this place too hihi. Your welcome. Xoxo
Hello cewinta, great post. I loved the YuYuan Gardens. Lovely way to spend a morning. Regards Sue
Thank you st347700 for your sweet comment! Yes, Yuyuan garden is so beautiful. In the morning, but evenings as well, stroling in the alleys with all the teahouses/souvenirs shops 🙂 . Thank you Sue for stopping by our blog.
I loved photographing Shanghai. It’s great during the day, but utterly fantastic at light. And I was fortunate enough to be there for the Lantern Festival for New Years 2014.
Hii RDoug 😀 Yes indeed its beautiful during the day, but at nights it has this special atmosphere 🙂 Wow lucky you, we would love to experience the Lantern Festival too..it looks Amazing!! Thanks for stopping by our blog 😀
Thanks for sharing a place that I would very much like to visit.
You are welcome Lulu! You will love it 🙂
I went to Shanghai almost a year ago… I missed the tea ceremony at the Garden! Thank you for sharing your photos 🙂
Hi Eunjungahh! Shanghai is such a great city! Ah the tea ceremony, but now you have an excuse to go back hihi! Thank you for visiting, and you have a lovely blog 😀
Thanks for the “likes.” I’m glad to see more of Shanghai, a city I only visited for a short time on business, and hope to go back.
Hello Brad, your welcome! You have an interesting blog! Yes, Shanghai is big, a lot to see. Hope you will get back someday soon, you will def love it 🙂
Awww every time I see pictures of food I cannot help thinking how much I miss Chinese food!!!
Nice pictures, I am not a super fan of Shanghai but it has its bright spots!
Have a great day,