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  • AJ Alden
    Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's definitely a must go place in Shanghai, especially at night.
    My suggestion is taking cruise during the day and enjoy the view at night when It's a bit dark to just chilling there......it would more quite and more beautiful views at night as the lights are on.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Jose S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good location. A must go everytime I visit Shanghai. High quality tailor-made suits for a good price. Super friendly service that provide very good advices recommendations in english. Very close to the downtown Shanghai.
    Shop: DanJi (1. Floor, 188)
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • AJ Alden
    Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the place even I was there when it's raining and cold, but the garden still looked beautiful and mesmerizing, with lots of bonsai trees, beautiful flowers in spring, lots of interesting relics which is so interesting, what caught my eyes was the private traditional bank in Qing Dinasty...
    The ticket price is quite cheap 40 RMB for adults, and 20 RMB for students and seniors.
    Only when tour groups coming, it was not so funny anymore, because they didn't limit the visitors in the garden, and the garden got some small alleys that only 1 man or 2 small man could pass those, it was so uncomfortable.
    The staffs are very friendly and english speaking. Just make sure bring your passport to buy your ticket.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • snezi
    Shanghai, China1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The pearl tower is and always will be, my favourite cute building in Shanghai. Avoid to visit him on Chinese holidays. But if you don’t mind long waiting lines, go for it
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • TaherAlbaghliJulian
    Kuwait City, Kuwait1,984 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Famous around the world for its sweeping curves and the huge open trapezoid at the top, it is connected with four season hotel and it have . a a shopping area. It is One of the best luxury malls in shanghai. Has most of the luxury brands. The price very good especially for shoes. I visit it two times
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • Martin A
    Suzhou, China2,982 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For lots of foreigners in Shanghai, this is the place to go. It still looks French and there is an international feel as there are restaurants from all over the place. So many restaurants. So much great food. It's a great place to walk and a great place to eat!
    Written February 1, 2024
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  • Winnie C
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love how busy this street always is. It’s in central area in Shanghai, and perfect place for many occasions - solo shopping, friends hangout or dates. You get to see all walks of life here, and good places for street photography
    Written September 29, 2023
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  • AJ Alden
    Jakarta, Indonesia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is free, and no paying tickets are needed , but i had to go to the front desk to make "an appointment " as they called, or for me is registering our names using our passports. I was there when some exhibitions were still closed, but me and my husband still had some great exhibitions that were traditional paintings-poem paintings, Chinese traditional tribes' dresses, old furniture from the 14 th - 17th century.
    I just wish I could see their exhibition about Leonardo Da Vinci, which was closed that time. Well maybe next time ...
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • CLO2509
    Melbourne, Australia185 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this place on Christmas Eve. It was really jam-packed but good atmosphere though. This is a popular place for younger generation, with western food /restaurant options. I enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere in this area, with the Christmas decorations in the area, and stalls along the MaDang Road.
    Written January 13, 2024
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  • Peter Jackson
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of things changed during COVID-19 Pandemic, but not the extraordinary service provided by Heping Fandian's team! Heping Hotel has been my favorite hotel in China since 2018. I met Zoey, their talented and excellent front desk operator who helped me a lot during my stay. China is changing rapidly since last I was there. Zoey was kind and informative. She made my visit in China much more easier. The room she gave me have impeccable street view. It always makes me want to extend my stay.
    Written June 27, 2023
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  • Hans P
    Vienna, Austria53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see visit. This museum is the result of the work of a single man who collected these original posters. These are witnesses of times gone but give a glimpse of times gone by.

    The museum is small but has a good sample of what was used at the time to manipulate the people. Since this museum is the initiative of one single, very nice, man, one should visit it as long as it lasts. Fortunately he produced several booklets with photos of these posters.

    The place is not easy to find as inside a big building but with some patience one can get there.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • NalaNoo
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The view you see is during the cruise is amazing. However to get this view we had to upgrade to the VIP tickets on the boat, which puts you at the front of the boat. That gives unobstructed views. Important to note though that people are allowed to smoke on the boat and they do. The volume of people pushing in the lines to get to the boat, on the stairs and at the top of the boat was troubling to us, noting this might not be an issue for others. We think it is a must do whilst in Shanghai and upgrading to the VIP is important if you want space, an outside view and not be pushed as much.
    Written March 31, 2024
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