Posts tagged bund
Posts tagged bund
Most people go to see what exists above the ground along the Bund, but the real show is underground in the short but psychedelic tunnels through which travelers zip from the Bund to Pudong. Lights, music, and of course, Modern Asian Luxury action!
The Bund, Maps
Bank Buildings on the Bund: In the 1930’s, with the booming of Shanghai architecture, the Bund sprang up with the bank buildings, which are called “the fair of international architectures”. Different architects design them, but the styles are compatible. Someone says,” they story of the Bund is the story of Shanghai”. The cement buildings on the Bund are telling the past of Shanghai.
See how silk is produced from the cocoons of silkworms and turned into the beautiful fabric we all know and love. Silk-filled duvets have excellent value, and the showroom offers everything from small souvenirs to larger items. The beauty of real silk is that it’s so light and packs easily!
Yuyuan Bazaar has an amazing array of traditional Chinese items, including paintings by folk artists, pearls from Taihu Lake, calligraphy, old bank notes and wood carvings.
Curio Street at Dongtai Road is an antique-hunter’s mecca. Slightly over 200 meters long, the street is lined with more than 125 small shops selling a mind-boggling variety of items. The main products are China wares, bronze wares, jade pieces, bamboo and wood carvings, calligraphy, paintings, badges, Chairman Mao memorabilia, ancient ink, and paper, brushes, pens, and ink slabs. The place remains one of the most popular markets among expats and locals. It is important to remember that most of the items are not genuine. The fun of the place may not be in finding a real antique, but in seeing all of the interesting items and haggling. Haggle hard if you want to purchase something.
And much more!
ex. Jin Mao Tower, Oriental Pearl Tv Tower, The Bund, Xintiandi