French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, and Oriental Pearl, Shanghai

The first stop of the day was the  Yuyuan Garden and old teahouse.

The garden, a mix of greenery and rockery, is in the midst of a busy market in Old City Shanghai.

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We stopped for a drink of peony tea at a 200-year-old teahouse (above), overlooking the bazaar.

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Later, we walked through the neighborhoods of the French Concession. A unique and more European-style architecture dominates these jovial alleyways.

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At night, we took an elevator up the Oriental Pearl TV Tower for a view of The Bund.

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Remarkably, the tower also fit a VR rollercoaster inside, taking you through a virtual rollercoaster high above the Pudong skyline!

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On the ground floor, the Shanghai History Museum is one of the most engaging and elaborate museums we’ve seen, using hundreds of incredibly realistic wax figures and various media to showcase Shanghai’s history. We were shocked how realistic the figures were, like they would come to life any minute! They also switched it up with hundreds of miniature models of the city and indoor areas.

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2 thoughts on “French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, and Oriental Pearl, Shanghai

  1. The garden looks just beautiful. Jennifer good pic of you in the garden. The architecture of the tea house is so impressive. lots of people there. Whats in the bottom of that jar? So much to see at the marketplace. OMG that TV tower might not be so tall but standing on the glass floor and looking down would kill me. Nice view from the tower and nice ride. Wow those was figures are so alarming that they look so real scary. Enjoy love ya both God bless

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