I traveled to Shanghai, China, in late May. If I had been fluent in Chinese, I could have enjoyed the trip more, but I was impressed with a fine mixture of retro and modern elements in Shanghai. In this article, I will write about evening scene in East Nanjing Road as part of Day 3. The area was vibrant day and night, so if you dither over accommodation in Shanghai, I would recommend East Nanjing Road (南京东路).
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Hongqiao International Airport
* Day 1: Waitan (The Bund)
* Day 1: Waitan (The Bund) (Light-up)
* Day 2: Oriental Pearl Tower
* Day 2: Jin Mao Tower
* Day 2: Shanghai Tower
* Day 2: Shanghai World Financial Center
* Day 2: Pudong (Light-up)
* Day 3: Yu Garden
* Day 3: Xintiandi, Middle Huaihai Road, Hengshan Road and Tianzifang
* Day 3: East Nanjing Road (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 4: Shanghai World Expo Museum
* Day 4: Natural History Museum, Ocean Aquarium and China Art Museum
* Day 4: Yu Garden (Light-up)
* Day 5: Great World (Dashijie), Jing’an Temple and Shanghai Exhibition Center
* Day 5: Return Home from Pudong International Airport
2018.05.23 – 27
Dinner in Shanghai New World DAIMARU (上海新世界大丸百货)
Following the previous post, I returned from Tianzifang (田子坊) to East Nanjing Road (南京东路) where I have been staying. There was a Japanese department store “Shanghai New World DAIMARU (上海新世界大丸百货)” near the station and I will have dinner there.
Casual restaurants were located on the basement floor and I went to “Secret Recipe” among them.
Here are what I ordered.
Evening Snaps in East Nanjing Road (南京东路)
I will take evening photos in East Nanjing Road (南京东路) after dinner.
To begin with, “Shanghai New World DAIMARU (上海新世界大丸百货)” where I had dinner.
It started to rain a little around this time.
Sightseeing vehicles that run through East Nanjing Road (南京东路).
If I had had more free time, I would have taken it.
As one of the main streets in Shanghai, East Nanjing Road (南京东路) became attractive for photo-shooting with light-ups in the evening.
Looking back, I realized Shanghai is really a large city.
The rain became stronger, so I started to use an umbrella while taking photos with one hand.
I just found some people didn’t care about rain at all.
I often see this angle with the buildings of “Wing on Department Store (永安百货)” and “Shanghai Fashion Store (上海时装商店)” in the guidebooks.
The retro building fitted with evening light-ups.
I moved toward “People’s Square (人民广场)” station.
I just found a shop of “M&M’S”.
This is “Shimao Festival City (世茂广场)”, a shopping complex near “People’s Square (人民广场)” station.
I will return.
A food shop “泰康食品”. There was a restaurant affiliated with the shop on the upper floor.
Visitors can find spots where they have meals and buy souvenirs without difficulties.
I came around “Wing on Department Store (永安百货)” again.
The signboard of “I Love Shanghai” was appealing.
Show windows were also decorated.
“Shanghai Fashion Store (上海时装商店)” as well as “Wing on Department Store (永安百货)” was photogenic.
Sightseeing buses often stopped in front of “Wing on Department Store (永安百货)”.
Around “Sofitel Shanghai Hyland” where I have been staying.
Nothing is left to be desired in terms of location.
Finally, I took photos of “Grand Central Hotel Shanghai (上海大酒店)” and “Central Hotel Shanghai (上海王宝和大酒店)”, which were located near “Sofitel Shanghai Hyland”.
To tell the truth, I considered staying at either of them (- the rate of Grand Central was almost same with that of Sofitel and the rate of Central was less expensive), but their websites were relatively less attractive (old-fashioned), so I chose Sofitel in the end. However, both hotels receive good reviews and in retrospect, I could have chosen either of them.
Then, I returned to the hotel and the 3rd day of my Shanghai trip was over.
That’s it for the article about evening scene in East Nanjing Road as part of Day 3.
I wondered which area I should stay for my first trip to Shanghai and chose East Nanjing Road (南京东路) after consideration, and it turned out my decision was right. The area was located within walking distance to Waitan (外滩), the highlight of Shanghai tourist destination, and two substations were available, which was convenient for tourists to visit various spots. Above all, East Nanjing Road (南京东路) itself was vibrant day and night. If you dither over the area for accommodation in Shanghai, I would recommend East Nanjing Road (南京东路) 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Shanghai World Expo Museum as part of Day 4.
1 Shanghai New World DAIMARU
2 Wing on Department Store
3 Shanghai Fashion Store
4 Shimao Festival City
5 Grand Central Hotel Shanghai
6 Central Hotel Shanghai
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