After reading through Trip Advisor's most popular places to eat, I came across Yang's. Yang's is a famous restaurant that serves fried dumplings sprinkled with sesame seeds. These dumplings do not break the bank and are delicious and juicy. For 4 dumplings you will be paying 8 RMB ($1.60). I ordered a mix of shrimp and pork.
After having lunch I headed to People's Park. I actually tried to go to the Shanghai Museum but it was around 4 pm and they weren't allowing anymore people in. People's Park is a public park in central Shanghai. The park is built on the former grounds of the Shanghai Race Track. This park has two museums, a cafe, a large pond and a small children's amusement park.
I was pleasantly surprised while I was walking through the park and spotting so many cherry blossoms. I really wanted to be in Tokyo to see cherry blossoms but I wasn't able to. This park had a great number of cherry blossom trees to take photos of.
There are many picturesque spots in this park. I spent about an hour just walking around alone enjoying nature.
The park reminded me of a university campus. It was very classic looking and had a lot of beautiful trees and flowers.
There were so many different types and colours of flowers.
After walking around the park for awhile, I decided to leave and walk back to my hostel. Even just walking around this area you saw beautiful building and trees.
I walked back past the museum and other buildings. Below is the Shanghai Grand Theatre. I didn't go in here, I just loved the architecture of this building and how modern it looks. The theatre was actually built in 1998 and it's one of the largest theatre's in the world.
Yu Yuan Bazaar
After heading back to my hostel, I went online to try to find something to do. I actually came across some pictures at YuYuan Bazaar at night and it looked beautiful. So, I decided that was where I would go for the evening.
I found that there were way less people at the bazaar later in the day. I was able to take pictures on the zigzag bridge that I couldn't do before because it was so crowded. I took pictures in front of Huxingting Tea house as well. Overall, I just enjoyed the atmosphere better in the evening.
I think this area looks so much nicer at night with all the lights.
Below is my favourite picture from Shanghai. I don;t know the name of this gate but it is beautiful! Another reason to visit at night.
--Take subway Line 1, 2 or 8 and alight at People's Park Station and follow the signs.
-- 90 Huanghe Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
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