A Little Bit of Shanghai

Shanghai is the most populated city of China and the largest city proper by population in the world.

Yu Yuan (Yu Garden)

Yu Yuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. In Chinese, “Yu” means peace and health”. The garden is considered a place of peace and comfort amidst the heart of the very busy old city of Shanghai. Just beside Yu Yuan is Shanghai’s bazaar, where the streets are lined with vendors selling their products, including food, to locals and tourists. Yu Yuan dates back to the Ming Dynasty. It was once a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent 20 years and all of his savings building the garden to please his parents in their old ages.

The following are a few photos taken from Yu Yuan and Shanghai bazaar (food):


Jing’an Temple

Jing'an Temple, one of the most famous temples in Shanghai, is located at the busy downtown West Nanjing Road.

Memorial for the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China 

The Memorial for the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China (housing the Museum of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party) is located in the area of Xintiandi, on Xingye Road. The first national communist party congress took place in July 1921. The Museum exhibits the history of China and the city of Shanghai, as well as the events surrounding the foundation of the Chinese Communist Party.

Nanjing Road

The 3.4-mile Nanjing Road is the premier shopping street in Shanghai. After the Opium War, Shanghai became a treaty port. Nanjing Road became the British Concession and later on, International Settlement. Because of the large quantities of imported foreign goods in the area, it became the earliest shopping street in Shanghai. Nanjing Road has been reconstructed and now offers countless world-famous brands and stores. In addition, traditional and local specialty shops provide embroidery, wool, clocks, silk, and jade. Theaters and international hotels also line the street.

Evening strolls are made even more entertaining by open-air bars and street musicians. The flashing lights illuminate the liveliness of the busy city at night.

The yellow arrow shows the Oriental Pearl Tower, the world's 3rd tallest TV and radio tower. It is located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai and stands by the bank of the Huangpu River.


  1. From Philippines to Shanghai? When are you stopping over Singapore?

  2. Beautiful pictures Lea, the food looks delicious also.
    Have a nice day, Irma

  3. Wow! Talk about a feast for the eyes. I especially appreciate this post as, while I've read much about China and Shanghai, I've never been to China to see these wonderful marvels for myself. The places, people, colors - very vibrant. When I think of a Chinese city I think of thousands of people tearing down the streets on bicycles! But this area doesn't seem very crowded from your pictures.

    Thank you for sharing! And thank you for moving over to our new website/blog!

  4. Gosh, I loved these photographs. There is a Chinese Centre in the heart of my city in the UK with pagodas and everything. Friends go there for meals but I haven't done so... it's too far for me to travel at night. I do frequent the local Chinese take-away though... curries to die for!

  5. Great pictures Lea. The food looks good. I am glad you commented on my blog. That made me stop and think about how long it has been since I heard from you. You probably noticed I had done a back up on my Computer. I just run out of time, when I am trying to fix something on the computer. Not computer smart. I have a feeling you and your brother look alike . How is Mateo? Thanks again for taking the time to visit this old lady. I have used the Noxicare often lately. It helps and thank you so much for thinking of me.

  6. So good to have a brilliant friend, like you, who, easily and without expense takes me to walk
    around the world! Thanks Lea!!!Have nice Days,Rita.

  7. Thank you for these interesting impressions from half the world away very much. Please have a good new month you all.

  8. bello e interesante Lea!! muchos saludos!!

  9. Thank you for letting me travel to Shanghai through this post & your wonderful pictures.
    Also, I learned something new today.... which I always do welcome.

  10. very nice pictures dear!
    Lets follow eachother :-)
    Leave a comment on my blog and I will follow you back <3

    XO, Carmen

  11. I have always thought that Chinese architecture and Chinese art are really lovely, and these pictures confirm the architecture part. Thankyou for taking me on this lovely trip and thankyou for all the information on it's history. I am going to make my stir fry now. Continue to have a lovely trip and say 'hello' to your brother from me.

  12. Lea beautiful photos!
    a wonderful tour by some Chinese monuments!
    A country with exotic food.
    a big hug and kisses

  13. Thought I better come back in and see if all is well with you. Electricity will be off for 5 hours this afternoon and so wanted to get my visits made to my bloggers. Those pictures are just fantastic and I noticed some pastels in some buildings and streets. Hope all is well.

  14. Hi Lea! :)
    These photographs so wonderful and exotic for me :)

    Best wishes - Marek

  15. thank you for sharing and make us an virtual travels!
    I follow you, if you'd like follow back, best regards!


  16. Very interesting ! Unique architecture, and beautiful gardens. Thank you for all the lovely photos.

  17. Love seeing your family the most!

  18. Beautiful pictures and very handsome your youngest brother! :)

  19. Wonderful photos!! I love taking these journeys at your blog.