Sunday 21 December 2008

Yu Yuan Garden

This was the only tourist attraction that we visited in Shanghai. It has a bazaar just outside the garden selling lots of souvenirs and of course a Starbucks.

Can you see the silhouette of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai World Financial Centre in between the Chinese architecture.

I had a Chinese paper cutting customised for a friend who was watering my plants while I was away.

Bargaining/Haggling at the bazaar to about 20-40% of the original price is a must. For example a small table clock for 350 yuan can be bought for 160 yuan. At another shop, the same clock was 160 yuan but can be bought for 90 yuan (~US12). Even then, I wasn’t sure whether I was paying too much.

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