Wednesday, September 4, 2013

China - Shanghai - To Do (Nanjing Road, The Bund, Xin Tian Di)

Shanghai - To Stay
Shanghai - To Do
Shanghai - To Eat
Nanjing Road
(Main pedestrian shopping street.)
Took the train located near crew hotel; Shuicheng Road Station to East Nanjing Road
RMB4/person Approximately 30mins by train ride.
Click here for ABBA location of Shuicheng Road Station located 450m away. 
Nanjing Road is the main pedestrian walking street featuring all brand names which are recognized world wide. Bright lights, performers and just communal get together bring a very homely feel to the area.
Watch as couples dancing to music from a boom box, or huge groups of 50-80 individuals partake in line dancing. Some even gather together as a make shift Kara-ok band, while others engaging in performances.
*Beware of ladies who ask you out for a drink*
Some girls who walk this pedestrian street target foreigners, to asking them out for a drink, with promise of a lead up to one on one time. However, it ends up with the victim having to pay an exorbitant amount for said drink and no end insight.

The Bund
(As seen from Nanjing Road, the end of the pedestrian walking street)
A nice walk along the Huangpu River, which allows you to have a great view of the newly renovated Bund.

Xin Tian Di 
Took a taxi from The Bund to Xin Tian Di RMB15 
The expat hangout place to be. Surrounded by high end brands and shopping. It is a low rise eatery enclave which harbors a cozy oasis of bistros, and outdoor sitting to people watch. Dining options vary in price ranges from over RMB200 per dish to more affordable RMB70-80s range. Drinks go for around RMB80+ ranges as well. Options available for every budget.
A look at Haagen-Dazs over at Xin Tian Di
A beautiful interior with a good range of ice-cream creations to choose from.
Prices Range from +70RMB to +85RMB.
Click here for ABBA location of Xin Tian Di. (If walking from Nanjing Xi Lu) Nearest stations are Xin Tian Di Station and South Huang Pi Road

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