Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
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... morning we walked to a place called People’s Square just to do some sightseeing and just happened to meet three lovely Chinese people who were in town for a wedding. They spoke impeccable English, although quite fast, they invited us to go to a tea house with them. We accepted the offer and headed off to find it. We sat down in this VIP tea room where they explained everything the hostess said. It was ...
The day started the same with breakfast and reuniting with everyone again. While it was nice having a private tour with Peter it was good to have everyone back. We met our new tour guide, Wilson. WILSONNNN. Cast Away Bants. First Stop was the Bund which was a street leading up to a building which was a tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War One. Fantastic building and even better reason behind its creation. Least we ...
... thousands of them. Once more we were attending a tea ceremony, but once more it turned out not to be the traditional ceremony that I expected. Still, a learning experience with a certain amount of tea drinking involved and we came away with a tin of "the best" No. 1 Emporer's tea, which we will share. This tea is not exported and can only be acquired at the source. I mentioned earlier that there is good and bad in China. Our tour today took us way out into the country and there ...
... he was the first president. Still a very popular figure in China. His converted house is now a museum which gives a little detail into his life (Largely only in Chinese) as well as being a collection of lots of his old possessions.
Right on his doorsteps Sun Yatsen had access to the Fuxing Park. More of an extended gardens than strictly just a park. It seems to be mainly used for Tai Chi, chess and dancing as far as I could tell. They seemed to be dancing to a ...
... the baby tigers, but still fun to watch as they munched on bamboo and reclined lazily in the trees.
On the way back to the hotel, we went to a silk embroidery boutique where we were shown how silk embroidered artworks are made. Female artists are taught from a very young age how to wield an incredibly small needle and pull silk strings less than 1/32" thick through linen sheets to create these astounding pictures. The time and detail is mind-boggling; ...
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- Swimming pool
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