Category Archives: Photo_Blog

Beijing Snapshots – Xin Ao Shopping Center and Around

Xin Ao Shopping Center If you are in the area of the Beijing Olympic village you may want to visit the Xin Ao Shopping Center.  The area is a good place to go walking and get some city sightseeing exercise.  … Continue reading

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Fengjing Ancient Water Town – Good Day Trip from Shanghai

Fengjing Ancient Water Town Fengjing ancient water town is one of the ancient water towns within a day trip from Shanghai.  The history of the town is very long – per some of the local people, the town is about 1500 years … Continue reading

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Jing’An Sculpture Park – a Pleasant Place in Shanghai

Jing'An Sculpture Park If you are going to the Shanghai Natural History Museum, you will very likely stroll through the Jing'An Sculpture Park.  It is a pleasant oasis in the middle of the hussle and bustle of the busy Jing'An area of the … Continue reading

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Nanxiang – Old Street and Wrap Up

Nanxiang Old Street Visit Nanxiang and you will have quite a nice experience.  According to local history, Nanxiang is the birthplace of the famous in Shanghai and all over China, xiaolongbao.  These are the small soup dumplings made with pork or crab … Continue reading

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Nanxiang – Yunxiang Temple

Yunxiang Temple Yunxiang Temple is also known as Liuyun Buddhist Temple.  It is located at one of the edges of the Nanxiang Old Street.  The temple has a very long history – being originally built in the fourth year of Tianjian during … Continue reading

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Nanxiang – Ancient Yi Garden – Guyi Garden

Guyi Garden Guyi Garden (古漪园) – Ancient Yi Garden is a beautiful park located in Nanxiang in North West Shanghai, just before Jiading.  The garden is one of the five classical gardens in Shanghai.  It was built during the reign period of … Continue reading

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Shanghai: Places to Eat in Pudong – Yeshari Restaurant

Places to Eat in Pudong What are the places to eat in Pudong?  Hm…there are many, but it is also difficult to determine which one to go to….So, I decided to start posting my own expereinces. I earlier postings I … Continue reading

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China National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival

China Holiday Happy National Day China!  Today, October 1st, is China's National Day… I am sure you can find tons of info on that on-line.  But here are the fundamentals as it relates to your potential travel (this year or … Continue reading

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Shanghai: Yu Gardens and Qibao Old Town

Yu Yuan – Yu Garden I think Shanghai has plenty of well known places to visit – many of them are worth the trip as they are spectacular, but some while beautiful, have become overrun by visitors and are rather tough … Continue reading

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Shanghai Weekday Morning

Weekday Morning Greetings from Shanghai!  I often walk to work whie getting to my office in Shanghai.  Why?  Because I get to see and experience tons of stuff on the morning streets in the city.   You get to see … Continue reading

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