Shopping in Pudong Shanghai

January 27th, 2015
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Shanghai is unquestionably a paradise to shop till you drop. If  you are going to have a Shanghai tour for several days, definitely you won’t miss the chance to experience the spree of buying or window shopping in Shanghai.

As you know, Shanghai is roughly divided into two parts – Puxi Area ( west of Huangpu River) and Pudong Area (East of Huangpu River). Make sure you know where you are going to stay, Puxi  or Pudong. Puxi is the traditional area while Pudong is the new development zone with high-rises and  skyscrapers.

If you happen to stay in Pudong Area and look for some nice places nearby for shopping,  “Shopping in Pudong Shanghai” offers some updated tips guiding you to find a suitable and convenient place for happy shopping.

Super Brand Mall 正大广场
Address: 168 Lujiazui, Road, Pudong 陆家嘴西路168号
Time: 10:00 – 22:00
Tel: 68877888

Super Brand Mall

Super Brand Mall

Located in Lujiazui area in Pudong, Super Brand Mall is a huge shopping complex with complete entertainment and shopping facilities. Super Brand Mall has 13 floors and hundreds of shops, including 70 restaurants and cafes. As one of Shanghai’s oldest but still one of the best malls, Super Brand Mall is visited by hundreds of thousands of people who every day.

The Orient Bookstore 东方书城
Address: 660 Shangcheng Road, Pudong 商城路乐凯大厦660号
Time: 9:00 – 21:30
Tel: 021-68889279

The Orient Bookstore is a nice place to wander through a sea of books with beautiful background music. It has a wide range of books such as literature, economic books and so on.  If you happen to stay in Pudong area, you are recommended to buy your books in the Orient Bookstore

New World Plaza 新大陆广场
Address:588 Laoshan Road, Pudong 崂山西路588号
Time: 10:00 – 21:30
Public Transportation:  Metro 9 and Bus 977, 955

You may find various household appliances available in the large area.  Just take it easy and choose what you want at your own pace.

First Yaohan Shanghai 上海第一八佰伴
Address: 501 Zhangyang Road, Pudong 张扬路501号
Time: 9:30 -22:00
Transport:  Bus 583, 584
Tel: 58360000

It is a 10-floor comprehensive shopping, dining, entertaining and recreational center, a Sino-foreign joint retail enterprise. The First-7th floor: retail department store; the 8th floor: Chinese food, Japanese food and western style food; the 9th foor: a huge food court housing up to 2250 people; the 10th floor: recreation facilities and post office, laundry, beauty parlor and son on.

Oriental Shanghai Computer Plaza 东上海电脑广场
Address: 579 Zhangyang Road, Pudong 张扬路579号
Time: 10:00 – 21:30
Tel: 68529872

It is a “flagship Shop” of computers in Shanghai.  It is a world of computers with all kinds of brands home and abroad, such as TCL, Toshiba, Shiba, Lenovo, Qinghua, Sony, etc.  The cozy and clean environment and low prices make the place a welcome place for computer buyers.

 Times Square 上海时代广场
Add: No 500 Zhangyang Road,Pudong,Shanghai 张杨路500号
Tel: 021-58368888
Time: 10:00-22:00

The Times Square is designed by the world famous Panama Architecture Company. Its construction features the European architecture style – simple, exquisite and elegant, one of the landmarks in Shanghai. It is a shopping and entertainment center in Shanghai. It is also a paradise for meals and entertainment.

Xinmei Union Square 新梅联合广场
Address: 999 Pudong Road, Pudong 浦东路999号
Time: 10:00 -22:00
Tel: 51341003

You may find lots of popular clothing brands, such as iimk, miss sixty, heib and more.  The clothing items here are expensive, but the shopping environment is good.

Jiangong Aquatic  Animal, flowers, Birds and Handicraft Article Market 建工水族花鸟工艺品市场
Address: 2507 Pudong Avenue, Pudong 浦东大道2507号
Tel: 68537080

Jiangong Market is more than just a bird and flower market. It is also a nice place for people to look for treasures, such as pottery, paintings, calligraphy. You may also find peculiar rocks and root carvings here.

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Harbin – Yabuli – China Snow Town Shuttle Bus

January 21st, 2015
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The travel route of Harbin, Yabuli Ski Resort and China Snow Town has become a golden tourist winter destination which has been sought after by many winter vacationers and most of them come from the Southern China who rarely see any snow locally.

China Snow Town Tourist Map

China Snow Town Map

China Snow Town Map

Yabuli Ski Resort is about 200km to the southeast of Harbin while China Snow Town is approx. 100km south of Yabuli Ski Resort. How to go among the three places conveniently is a big concern for those who are planning to visit these three places for winter vacation. Basically, there are various ways of travel linking the three places. A piece of good news, the daily shuttle bus has been operated to connect the three hot destinations on the same day.

Harbin – Yabuli – China Snow Town Shuttle Bus
Operating Time:Mid-December to February
Ticket fares:
Harbin – Yabuli Ski Resort RMB 70;
Yabuli Ski Resort – China Snow Town RMB40
Harbin – China Snow Town RMB 110

Shuttle Bus Schedule:
Harbin – Yabuli Ski Resort 6:00 – 9:30
Yabuli Ski Resort – China Snow Town 9:40 – 11:40
Harbin – China Snow Town 6:00 – 11:40
China Snow Town – Yabuli Ski Resort 8:00 – 10:00
Yabuli Ski Resort – Harbin 10:10 – 13: 40
China Snow Town – Harbin 8:00 – 13:40

Phone Enquiry about the shuttle bus:
Harbin 0451 – 84695670
Yabuli: 0451 – 83289006
Snow Town: 15714539911

There are three pick-up points in Harbin: Jiuzhan Street (九站街), Xierdao Street opposite to Bank of China (西二道街,中行对面)  and Beijing Street at the intersection with Xidazhi Street (北京街与西大直街交口处).

The actual daily number of the shuttle buses depends on the real time tourist volume.

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Harbin Ice and Snow World

Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort

Yabuli Ski Resort

China Snow Town 

China Snow Town

China Snow Town

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Harbin Winter Swimming

January 20th, 2015
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Winter swimming in Harbin is a sport with typical Harbin  cultural characteristics.  The sport started in 1980s. It was said that a Mr.Yu accidentally fell into the iced Songhuajiang River when he walked on the iced surface in 1982.  He swam to the bank disregard of the extreme cold. Not feared, he felt recharged and excited after swimming in the cold water. Later he contacted over a dozen of winter swimming enthusiasts to swim in Songhuajiang River, thus starting a page of winter swimming in Harbin.

In 1983, Harbin Winter Swimming Association  was formally established. The City General Union delegated by Harbin City Government is responsible for the organization, guidance and management of winter swimming in Harbin. 40% of the winter swimmers in Harbin are now seniors and some are over the ages 70 and 80.

If you are Planning Harbin tour,  definitely you won’t miss the opportunity to watch the brave men’s winter activity.  Every year from late December to the mid-February, some of the winter swimming enthusiasts will put on performance at a swimming pool,   a large square hole cut and dug on Songhuajiang River along the Stalin Park, now known as Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley in winter.

The winter swimming performance is put on between 10:00 to 14:00. Pay a small amount of money for a few minutes’ look at these brave people swimming in the cold water. For RMB 20, you are able to take a picture with these winter enthusiasts.

A guy wearing a short speaking through a microphone, briefing the onlookers on the winter swimming activity in Harbin.

wearing a short speaking through a microphone,

wearing a short speaking through a microphone

Here come two female winter swimming enthusiasts

Here come two female winter swimming enthusiasts

Here come two female winter swimming enthusiasts

Again here come three male enthusiast winter swimmers

Again here come three male enthusiast winter swimmers

Again here come three male enthusiast winter swimmers

Preparing for a jump into the pool

Preparing for a jump into the pool

Preparing for a jump into the pool

Ready to jump

Ready to jump

Ready to jump

Jump into the extremely cold water

Jump into the extremely cold water

Jump into the extremely cold water

Swimming in the cold water

Swimming in the cold water

Swimming in the cold water

A funny jump into the water

A funny jump into the water

A funny jump into the water

Taking a picture with the backdrop of winter swimming enthusiasts

Taking a picture with the backdrop of winter swimming enthusiasts

Taking a picture with the backdrop of winter swimming enthusiasts

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