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Among the hundreds of new cafés catering to the booming market for caffeine in Shanghai, Café Aroom, hidden down a residential alley, is a local secret. Ring the doorbell to enter a space filled with vintage cameras, antique kitchen tools, and...
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Han Kou Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Taking a stroll towards The Bund at sunrise in Shanghai, you can see, smell, and hear the beginning of the day for many locals. Shopkeepers prepare their goods. Food vendors prepare their food. Residents wash their laundry. A carefully...
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457号-1 Shaanxi N Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Whether you need some rejuvenation after that long flight or you simply crave a little respite for tired feet, Apsara Spa has you covered. One of my favorite retreats in town, the staff here will have your muscles melting and your cares far from...
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231 Nanjing W Rd, RenMin GuangChang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200003
If you have a bit of time on your hands over the weekend, pop into People’s Park for a paper-and-ink version of Match.com. While you might not find detailed descriptions of a candidate's “dream date,” you will find cut-and-dried...
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Jing'an Temple, Jing'an, Shanghai, China, 200085
Once in the temple, breathe deeply, close your eyes, and smell the incense. During your visit, you will be surrounded by monks, tour groups, and savvy travelers like yourself. The temple also has its own restaurant that, of course, specializes in...
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Zhujiajiaozhen, Qingpu, Shanghai, China
On a trip to Shanghai, I took a few days to visit nearby water villages which are considered to be suburbs of Shanghai. These are the places where the canals dominate the village landscape. Often, getting from point A to point B requires transport...
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My favorite part of Shanghai was the city's energy: the hustle and bustle of the streets was electrifying. Nanjing Road, the main shopping district, was no exception. Although many of the shops sell pricey luxury items, you can find inexpensive...
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Zhongshan East 1st Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Along the western side of the Huangpu River, the Bund is a street of two dozen stately heritage buildings. Architecture buffs will find an array of late-19th- and early-20th-century styles here, from Gothic Revival to Art Deco. Among the most...

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Si Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
This is one of my favorite streets in the old part of Shanghai – SiNan Lu (Road). It is a hidden street, probably a mere 1KM north to south, with lot of historical stories around, with one particularly the former residence of Sun Yat-sen, which...
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Some of the most exquisite pottery I've ever seen, Spin offers up pieces from a collective of local designers. From vases to teapots and even jewelry, they have a great range of smaller pieces that pack well, but if you're so enamored by their...