Category Archives: Places to visit in China

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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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 Views: Pudong Liujiazui at Night

Liujiazui Everyone (at least in Shanghai) knows Liujiazui as the financial district of the city (and may be of the country).  It is an impressive area of this fascinating city. It is also somewhat of a symbolic aspect of the new, … 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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Crowds at the Shanghai Bund – When Not to Go

Shanghai Bund It seems like every tourist, expat, and resident or visitor likes to go visit and experience the Shanghai Bund.  Yes, it is a very popular attraction and has been one for many, many years. Yesterday, my family and … Continue reading

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Shanghai Skyline 上海

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Shanghai Skyline How about the Shanghai Skyline…?  You can see it below.  May be you can recognize some buildings that you know.  Or may be you will get excited and plan to visit the city.

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