|From May Holiday - Day 6 - Shanghai|
Today, we set out for a nice full day in Shanghai. We first walked through the People’s Square, similar to Central Park in New York, but smaller. It is nice because you have the tower skyscrapers all around and some marvelous architecture mixed with a lovely park.
We found our way to the famous Nanjing Road, a pedestrian street that has shops all around it for miles. We found a place for lunch and then headed down toward The Bund. The Bund is an area of Shanghai on the riverfront with spectacular views of the Pudong district of Shanghai, its newer section with tall amazing skyscrapers and the skyline that most people would recognize or think about when they think of the city. The Bund also has 54 large buildings aligning the road of various architectural designs in Romanesque, Classicism, Baroque, among others.
Jamie went back to the hostel and rested for a little while I decided to check out the Urban Planning Museum. It was a pretty cool museum that told the history and future of urban planning of Shanghai. The highlight was the large scale model of the city on the 3rd floor.
I napped a bit before heading out to check out the night skyline. Our destination was the Jin Mao Tower, the tallest building in Shanghai, where we would take the elevator to the 88th floor and check out the town. Unfortunately, we arrived too late, so we had to settle for the restaurant/bar called Cloud 9 which was on the 87th floor. Still a great view, but we had to buy 120 RMB per person minimum to stay in the place. Needless to say, we can now say we’ve had a drink at the world’s highest bar, which is cool to say.
Great day checking out the city. Be sure to check out the pictures. I am having some trouble uploading them all here, but I'll be sure to get them all on there when we return on Sunday night.