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A Walk Around Ancient Yuyuan

Yuyuan Area is like a typical “Chinatown” that you see in foreign countries, but BIG-scale and with a more authentic Chinese vibe, for very obvious reasons! Numerous shops line the streets heavily decorated with the appeal of antiquity. Entering this

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The Bund: A Symbol of Shanghai

The Bund is a popular scenic waterfront that is a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of the city’s modern history. It is like an open air museum of international architecture on the west bank of Huangpu River. An array

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Artsy Alleys Crafty Lanes

TIAN ZI FANG Address: Lane 210, Taikang Road Metro Line 9 Dapuqiao Station Exit 1 and walk half a kilometer north During the 1930’s, Shikumen or stone gate buildings on narrow alleys were popular in China. It is a combination

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22 Days in China

How does one explore a great country called China for three long weeks and maintain momentum? You don’t! Because it naturally flows, like a stream running through its watercourse steady, serene and sure.  China’s ethnological diversity alone is enough to

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Shanghai At First Glance

As a first time visitor to China, Shanghai seems to me an excellent point of entry. Its international atmosphere gives a welcoming familiarity and allows easy transition into Chinese culture which can be initially daunting for newcomers. Give yourself a

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