Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Luwan, Xintiandi, Laoximen

Nanchang lu
Weeks ago, a friend and I decided to walk around in the not-so-crowded streets of Shanghai. We began our trip at the Shaanxi Nan lu stop and walked down Nanchang lu, a cute street parallel to the busy Huahai zhong lu. It has many little shops and trees on both sides of the road, keeping us in the much-needed shade.
Nanchang lu Yandang lu
Near Xintiandi
At the end of the road, we crossed Yan'an lu and walked through Xintiandi
(famous little area for expats, full of restaurants and bars) and saw this little park.

Street in Shanghai
Dongtai lu
Dongtai lu
After a few wrong turns, we finally found the "antics" market on Dongpin lu. My friend had seen it over a year ago and had ever since tried to find it again.
Dongtai lu
As we made our way back to the subway (at the Laoximen stop this time) we saw this little shop. If you ever need a replica of the Terracotta Warriors, no need to go all the way to Xi'An!

Here's a map of Shanghai with the route we took that day:


  1. Fuuuunnn!!! That expat area seriously looks like the US, haha.

  2. Seriously! As soon as I saw the street with palm trees I thought I had teleported myself to the other side of the Pacific!