Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Oriental Shanghai
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... Shanghai from the 1920s to present day and whereas the first two showed a fairly constant growth, Shanghai just shot up (and more or less overtook) the other two in the 1990s! The observatory itself was really cool too; there was a glass floor so you could see down to the street. We then went to the Bund (which is on the opposite side of the river from Pudong) to look at the skyline as well as some of the building from the time of the European sphere of influence, and we went in to ...
... red tour bus from Nanjing Street.
It costed 30RMB valid for 24 hours - way cheaper than the tea scam
http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/features /Shanghai_for_Visitors-What_to_do/11959 /City-Sightseeing-tour-bus.html (was 30RMB) very good
We stayed the entire round (1.5 hours) and at the second round, we hopped off at the French Concession area ...
... area in which Mao and now the super rich chinese have their summer retreats. Bamboo forests everywhere, lovely air and mountain views and not that far from Shanghai. We stayed ina a small mountain village at a good hostel, with good food and a table for the various games to be played (including cards against humanity).
The morning saw us going hiking up the mountain with two of the local dogs following us. it was a 2 and 1/2 hour trek, uphill most of the way ...
... lots of apartment buildings has several housing schemes to make accommodation in the new city affordable to the locals.
We completed the Blue tour without hopping off and changed back to the Red bus on the Bund when we got back to Puxi, took this to Peoples’ Square and then caught the Green bus tour through the French Concession. The streets and buildings here are typically European and again there are lots of designer brand shops, ...
... the sunlit courtyard, heavy with the evocative scent emanating from the incense burners, and took a look at the beautiful buildings. The original temple had been founded in 1882 to house two jade Buddha statues brought to China from Burma by a monk named Hui Gen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the jade Buddha statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928.