2011 - Backpacking to Shanghai day 15, 16

Backpacking to Shanghai
18 winter days in China
29 Nov - 16 Dec 2011
the famous Nanjing Road
Day 15 (13.12.2011) Shanghai - free and easy day at the Bund

Two of us went to a reflexology centre at Congen along Dagu Road (Y108 an hour) beside our residence. Had lunch at SUBWAY before taking the Metro subway to Shanghai Science and Technology Museum and walked to the shop lot at K3 55 to buy our jacket which cost Y200 a piece. We returned to the subway to go to East Nanjing station to visit the Bund and the Peace Hotel. We then walked along the Shanghai pedestrian mall to People’s Park and from there we took the subway back to West Nanjing station. Walked back to our apartment and rested until our Shanghai friend came back from work and later walked out to take our dinner at Noodle Bar.

Temperature: 6°C (min) and 13°C (max)
Accommodation: at friend’s place

The two buildings at the end of Nanjing Road East belong to the well-known Peace Hotel, built in 1906. In the style of European Renaissance, it is the oldest hotel in Shanghai.
The building looks elegant, and unique from distance - an architectural masterpiece.
The Bund after its restoration
banks and office buildings dominate the horizon of the Bund
The Bund houses about 52 architectural styles buildings ranging from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical.
Pudong as seen from the Bund
Looking out on the river, various cargo vessels, tourist ferries and locally owned boats navigate. Towering skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower line the Huangpu River.

the largest thermometer in the world

neon lights indicating the offices of top world brands and European architecture

tower is the highest building of Shanghai with the height
of 468 meters, as high as a 150-storage building

Day 16 (14.12.2011) Shanghai – day trip to Zhujiajiao the ancient water village

We walked to Dagu Lu to the take the Yellow Bus (Y9pp) at the corner of Chengdu Beilu. The 2 hours bus journey took us to Zhujiajiao. Zhujiajiao is the free smaller version of Zhouzhuang. We took the same bus back at 4.20pm.

Temperature: 6°C (min) and 13°C (max)
Accommodation: at friend’s place

Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town notorious for their very old houses lined up along canals and the bridges criss-crossing the western side of Shanghai.

Of the 36 bridges, one of the main attractions is the Fangsheng Bridge that is about 70-meters long. It rests on 5 arches and is 5.8 meters tall. It was built in 1812. It is said to be the largest stone arch bridge in Shanghai.

on Xihu Street, there is a Qing Dynasty Post Office - it is said to be well preserved, and there are exhibits inside including old letters
is about 1,700 years old - residents maintain their traditional customs and heritage

this row boat is made of cement

fishermen selling their catch

air dried sausages and wild animal meat

these are the pork knuckles delicacy


15 a. US$6 to Bernard (Deposit Hosteworld.com) 36.00 18
b. Lunch at Subway 96.00 48
c. Assorted breads 75.00 38
d. Dinner - Laksa at Ivy's IYH 0.00 0
e. Room - Ivy's IYH (FOC) 0.00 0
207.00 51.75
16 a. Bus fare - Shanghai to Zhujiajiao 36.00 18
b. Lunch at Zhujiajiao 48.00 24
c. KFC -soya bean milk 24.00 12
d. Bus fare - Zhujiajiao to Shanghai 36.00 18
e. Gift - Blouse for Ivy 149.00 75
f. Dinner - noodle at Ivy's IYH 0.00 0
g. Room - Ivy's IYH (FOC) 0.00 0
293.00 73.25

Total expenses for day 15 and 16 per person is Y125 or RM62

Day 01 (29.11.2011) AirAsia Kul - Hangzhou D7-306 17552225 hrs
Day 02 (30.11.2011) Hangzhou (West Lake walking)

Day 03 (01.12.2011) Hangzhou (West Lake cycling)
Day 04 (02.12.2011) Hangzhou by bus to Qiandao Lake (Thousand Island Lake)
Day 05 (03.12.2011) Qiandao Lake - ferry - Shendu - bus - Tunxi (Huangshan City)
Day 06 (04.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - day trip to Mt.Huangshan
Day 07 (05.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - day trip to Hongcun & Xidi
Day 08 (06.12.2011) Tunxi (Huangshan City) - by train to Nanjing

Day 09 (07.12.2011) Nanjing
Day 10 (08.12.2011) Nanjing by train to Taian (Shandong)
Day 11 (09.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) - day trip to Qufu
Day 12 (10.12.2011) Taian (Shandong) - day trip to Mt. Taishan
Day 13 (11.12.2011) Taian by train to Shanghai
Day 14 (12.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to Suzhou
Day 15 (13.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to The Bund
Day 16 (14.12.2011) Shanghai - day trip to Zhujiajiao the ancient water village
Day 17 (15.12.2011) Shanghai - Tian Zi Fang, Yuyuan garden & shopping

Day 18 (16.12.2011) Shanghai by train to Hangzhou AirAsia D7-303 to K Lumpur 14101910 hrs

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ching,
    Thanks for sharing. Hope that I will have the chance to join your trip in future.