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Shanghai Day 2: Oriental Pearl Tower, Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge, The Bund & Pudong Skyline at Night (Part 2)


Shanghai travelogue so far:
Shanghai Day 1: MAS again, Maglev Train, The Bund & Becoming Zombie!
Shanghai Day 2: City God Temple, Zig Zag Bridge at Yu Garden & Xintiandi (Part 1)

After visiting Xintiandi (新天地), we went back to the bus stop to wait for the City Sightseeing Bus again. However we got down at the wrong stop and had to wait for the next bus. Then later on the bus went idle for nearly 30 minutes which is a good thing because we get to rest in the bus. Not much talking because we were all so tired. Our destination is dinner near Pearl Oriental Tower which you can read about here: Ajisen Ramen (tsk it’s fast food! LOL).

Oriental Pearl Tower @ Shanghai, China
The lovely looking Oriental Pearl Tower from street level. No one wants to go up so we just hang out at the outside.
Hello…?
Hello!

Just beside the tower is Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge which is a large circle shaped bridge. You can view some of the towers and buildings in Lujiazui financial district on this bridge. There are a couple of entries and exits points on this bridge.

Oriental Pearl Tower @ Shanghai, China
Oriental Pearl Tower view from Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge.

Oriental Pearl Tower @ Shanghai, China
This is the entrance to Oriental Pearl Tower.


Jin Mao Tower & Shanghai World Financial Center @ Shanghai, China
The vaguly visible Jin Mao Tower (right) and Shanghai World Financial Center SWFC (left). I wonder why they don’t lit up SWFC with more bright colors after all it’s the 2nd tallest building in Shanghai.

Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge @ Shanghai, China
Now this is what Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge looks like.

Lujiazui Pedestrian Bridge @ Shanghai, China
Can you see how close Oriental Pearl Tower is?

Metro @ Shanghai, China
Then we head to Lujiazui Metro. The underground metro reminds me of Hong Kong.

Metro @ Shanghai, China
Metro coming. Let’s go! Our stop is Nanjing East Road metro.

Nanjing Road Night @ Shanghai, China
We’re at Nanjing Road. Hello to Kwok Fu Sing again! Haha

Nanjing Road Night @ Shanghai, China
These are like mini trains which will bring you from one end of Nanjing Road to the other end. Bear in mind Nanjing Road is very LONG! We didn’t try this.

Nanjing Road Night @ Shanghai, China
Waited patiently for the friend shopper and once done, we walked to The Bund.

The Bund @ Shanghai, China
The Bund at night.

The Bund @ Shanghai, China
Yes the buildings are pretty but I’m not intrigued by the lights. I think my mood were spoiled by the previous activity.

The Bund @ Shanghai, China
The Bund… too modern for me.

Pudong Skyline & Landmarks at Night @ Shanghai, China
We then cross the road in front of The Bund and came to this!

Pudong Skyline & Landmarks at Night @ Shanghai, China
A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!
Another reminder of my dear Hong Kong. Haha

Food Stalls @ Shanghai, China
Food stalls set up at night near our hotel. I don’t dare to try as my friend said they use oil from the drain. I checked the stinky tofu oil from the seller and indeed the oil is so dark in color. Yuck.

We stopped by at the Family Mart to buy breads. We have a big journey the next day.

Till then… 🙂

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10 Comments

  • Reply foongpc September 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Wah! So fast come out with Part 2? LOL! Oh that pedestrian bridge looks like very long! Nice shot of the Oriental Pearl Tower but you all too tired to go up is it? : D

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      Coz very easy to write. Keke
      The bridge is round in shape. Very big. You can google and see how big it is. I think 2 of my friends went to the tower before, as for me and sis… don’t feel like going.

  • Reply foongpc September 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Incredible! Got mini trains to bring you from one end of the road to another? Must be really really long road! The 2nd last photo really awesome view!!

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      For me I think I only walked 1/4 of Nanjing Road. Yeah I agree the 2nd last photo is awesome. Thanks to my sis. 🙂

  • Reply foongpc September 30, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Really meh they use oil from the drain?!!! Find it hard to believe but then again, this is China so I guess anything is possible! LOL.

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      I find it hard to believe too. That’s why my friend try to avoid eating Shanghai food. Fast food aje wor. But then fast food is also unhealthy. I dunno la. LOL.

  • Reply Dawn October 3, 2013 at 12:46 am

    My mom and I walked 1/2 of Nanjing Rd….in fact we got bored. My mom wanted to take me to The Bund at night but the stupid construction prevented us to see anything. I do love the colonial buildings lit up. We didn’t get to visit the OPT, just from a far. My mom said nothing special about the tower. Instead we went for the Hangpu river cruise.

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

      What attracted me to Nanjing Road is not clothing shops… instead those local food shops. Haha I think OPT looks better from far. 🙂 I didn’t take any Huangpu cruise because a few of my friends did it before. Sobs!

  • Reply AninhadaBest May 21, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Hi Amy,

    I’ve just found your blog by chance while looking for info about the Ajisen Ramen restaurant close to the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.
    I absolutely loved your photos and the funny atmosphere in this blog.

    For your information, I’m from Spain and I was in Shanghai in vacation for 10 days last June.

    Take care and keep up the good work.

    Cheers!
    Ana

    • Reply Che-Cheh May 21, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Hi AninhadaBest, thank you. And nice to meet you. 🙂
      Do you like Shanghai?

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