The many skyscrapers that surround you in Shanghai are impressive by their sheer size and their youth. These relatively new buildings have shaped the skyline and will leave you breathless – both because of their beauty but also Shanghai’s pollution!
Be sure to check out the Oriental Pearl Tower for an incredible view at 1148 feet! As a unit of measure: A standard skydive jump altitude is 12,000 feet.
Shopping – Start Saving up!
Shopping in Shanghai is a pilgrimage for many from all around Asia – some even come with empty suitcases just to fill them up!
From old-world markets to designer boutiques and everything in between Shanghai has it all. Many will appreciate the “Fake Markets” and yes, you guessed it – they carry knock offs of everything if that floats your boat. Most of it will break, rip or give you a skin allergy within a few days – But it’s fun to peruse.
Tailored – You can come in with a sample or even a picture of what you want and you will get a beautiful tailored garment made in just a few days and for a fraction of what you would pay in New-York , London or Toronto.
Go check out the Shanghai textile museum, the Jiashan Market or Cheongsam on Changle Road for Chinese textiles of the Qing Dynasty.
Just remember: Always bargain. You will see merchants hand over a calculator – that’s your cue to punch in a counter-offer. Have fun!
Described as a “Multi-level tea metrop
olis” the yea market is one not to miss. If you thought you knew anything about tea- Think again. You will be amazed to see all the different varietals, blends, conservation methods and serving vessels.
Tea is part of the culture in China and anywhere you go from a cab driver to a construction worker you will see everyone drinking the beverage throughout the day.
Shanghai by Night
Cities come alive at night and none more than Shanghai – You will find an endless amount of bars, clubs and hideouts to enjoy the night but even if you aren’t the party type you will find great pleasure in walking the streets and taking pictures of life unfold from dusk t’ill dawn.