Articles Tagged ‘bund’

The Famous Shanghai Bund

The Famous Shanghai Bund January 24, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Shanghai’s most iconic and visited tourist location was named by Victor Sassoon, a Baghdadi-Nepali Jew. The word Bund comes from the Urdu meaning embankment or dam, and although there are many ‘Bunds’ around the world it is largely understood that The Bund refers to the boardwalk embankment...

Shanghai History Made Simple

Shanghai History Made Simple January 6, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Shanghai is the most populated city in China– but this wasn’t always the case. It is a great modern success story, especially given the fact that it was an unimportant fishing town at one point. It grew from a small town hardly on the map to the country’s biggest city and a one-time...

Shanghai Winter

Shanghai Winter January 2, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Visiting Shanghai in winter isn’t the drag you might imagine. Its actually a beautiful and charming time to visit the Pearl of the Orient. The streets aren’t swarmed with people, tourists and locals milling about visiting the highlights, shopping and dining at Shanghais’ finest restaurants....

Shanghai’s Neighborhoods, a Brief Guide

Shanghai’s Neighborhoods, a Brief Guide December 9, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Shanghai was not a planned city. This is immediately apparent as soon as you arrive. Getting to know the city isn’t an easy task as there is no large area, as in Beijing, where most things of interest to expats and tourists would be. No, everything in Shanghai is scattered. True there are a few ways...

Stuck in Shanghai During the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Shanghai During the Holidays? Enjoy it! November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Shanghai is China’s most populous city and the world’s largest port. The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is situated in the eastern fringes of the city, but with advanced transportation technology, its proximity to the city seems closer than it really is. In the Airport. A barrage...

Visiting Shanghai for National Day

Visiting Shanghai for National Day September 29, 2010 | Events | Read More
The first week of October is the National Day holiday wherein all Chinese get the entire week off to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This is one of the busiest times for tourism in China, and as a foreigner you might not want to visit during this week because trains, hotels,...

Shanghai’s Oddest Sites

Shanghai’s Oddest Sites September 21, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Shanghai is often labeled as being without many sights, at least when compared to Beijing’s plethora of historical and political hot spots. But, what Shanghai lacks in historical monuments and palaces, it makes up for with great establishments for food and fun, and definitely in oddities worth the...

Visiting Shanghai with the Boys

Visiting Shanghai with the Boys September 19, 2010 | Nightlife | Read More
So, the guys want a men’s only trip to Shanghai, eh. Here’s how to really enjoy the city and all it has to offer. Step 1: Dress to impress. In a financial city like Shanghai, only the clean-pressed need show up to some of the city’s most impressive bars and clubs. You’ll want to dress the part,...

Discovering Old Shanghai, a Walking Tour of the Past

Discovering Old Shanghai, a Walking Tour of the Past July 28, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you are a history buff, like I am, then you’ll love Shanghai for all its vibrant and visible tracts of history that are right out in the open and ready to be enjoyed and studied. Here is the best way to enjoy Shanghai’s Old City on foot. Start off at the Bund. This was the center of commerce and...

Top Five Places to Watch the Sunset in Shanghai

Top Five Places to Watch the Sunset in Shanghai June 26, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Everything has both a good and a bad side to it. For example, the pollution in Shanghai is above ideal, and this can mean grey skies during the day, a sore throat at night, and lung cancer in the long run. On the flip side, the particles in the air make the sunrises and sunsets particularly beautiful....