How can I enjoy Shanghai without spending too much?
The easiest and cheapest way to enjoy Shanghai is to simply go for a walk. All of Shanghai’s most famous scenic spots, like the Bund, People’s Square, and Nanjing Road, are completely free and easily accessible.
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How can I enjoy Shanghai without spending too much? source: http://trip-per.com/blog/index.php/how-can-i-enjoy-shanghai-without-spending-too-much/ The easiest and cheapest way to enjoy Shanghai is to simply go for a walk. All of Shanghai’s most famous scenic spots, like the Bund, People’s Square, and Nanjing Road, are completely free and easily accessible. Sauntering down many Shanghai streets, you can encounter fascinating sights, but places like the Bund are extremely popular among tourists and locals alike. Many people flock there in the evenings to enjoy the bright and varied skyline. Shanghai Bund at night But if you want to cover more ground while sightseeing, you can choose to bike around Shanghai. Many Chinese cities have a strong bike culture, and Shanghai is no exception. Many roads have separate bike lanes to facilitate bike traffic. You can rent a bike all day for only 15 dollars. Biking is a great way to enjoy your Shanghai day tour while getting a bit of exercise. Biking in Shanghai As you stroll or bike through the city, you may be lucky enough to encounter on of Shanghai’s local street markets. If you decide to explore one of these street markets of course browsing the many goods for sale is of course free, but if you want to buy something prices are strikingly cheap. The things you can buy vary depending on the time of day. In the morning, for example, you can see live chickens, fresh fish and even turtles for sale in these markets. In the afternoon fabrics and antiques emerge, and in the evening you can try a variety of tasty Chinese treats like noodles, exotic fruits and kebabs. Dongtai Road Antique Market in Shanghai I you still want to shop for cheap goods, but you want to get indoors and out of the elements, Qipu Lu (or Cheap Street) is the perfect place to do this. Qipu Lu is a huge indoor market that specializes in knockoffs, from fashionable clothing and shoes to jewelry and other accessories. As its name implies, the goods sold in this marketplace are cheap (most anything can be purchased at prices well below 100 yuan), but you’ll have to do your fair share of haggling before you can purchase at your ideal price. The existence of this market is no secret, and everyday it is crowded and noisy, so you should prepare yourself accordingly. Qipu Lu Cheap Road in Shanghai Another cheap way to shop—if you have the time—is to go to a fabric market and have something tailor made. The South Bund fabric market is a really popular destination for shoppers who like their clothes custom made. Some of the most popular tailored items are traditional Chinese garb like qipao or tangzhuang. Traditional Chinese dress can be tailored for 300 yuan (45 dollars), but other types of clothes for more practical usage are also available. Dress shirts can be tailored for 100 yuan (15 dollars) and two piece suits for 600 yuan (95 dollars). Bund Fabric Market in Shanghai There are many museums to visit in Shanghai as well, and museum entrance fees are generally very cheap regardless of where you are in China. Shanghai Museum, arguably one of the best historical museums in China, is free! However, tickets are limited and are distributed on a first come first serve basis, so you should adjust your plans accordingly. Shanghai’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is another interesting museum option. The admission fee at MOCA is only 20 yuan (3 dollars). Chen Man’s visual artwork at Shanghai’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Weary from a long day of touring the city, you may want to soothe your sore feet with one of Shanghai’s famous foot massages. An hour long foot massage in Shanghai can be as cheap as 40 yuan (6 dollars). Places that offer foot massages—marked by distinctive foot lamps—are ubiquitous in Shanghai, so they are not difficult to find. Foot Massage Shanghai Last but not least, don’t forget to please your palate with some of Shanghai’s famous shengjianbao, or fried soup dumplings. As a specialty food in Shanghai, they can be found all over the city, but a chain restaurant named Xiao Yang Sheng Jian（See Xiao Yang Sheng Jian reviews） makes some of the best fried soup dumplings in Shanghai. These filling dumplings go for 5.50 yuan (87 cents) per plate (4 dumplings). Some say you haven’t experienced Shanghai until you’ve had these dumplings, and they are both delicious and cheap. Xiao Yang Sheng Jian Dumplings a specialty food If you have any trouble in finding all these spots in Shanghai ,just don’t hesitate to call Tripper call center care,a real person Siri,who can answer your any questions in English about China:)
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