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3.3 Shopping Center, 33 Sanlitun Beijie, Cháoyáng
Browse contemporary boutiques for accessories and other small tokens to remind you of your trip. Catered to a younger crowd, you can find this shopping center in the midst of Sanlitun.
Beijing Silk Store, 50 Dazhalan Jie, Chóngwén
Wrap yourself in the world's finest silk. This Beijing staple has been supplying silk since 1840. Try on and purchase beautiful designs or buy by the meter to construct your own.
Beijing Arts & Crafts Central Store, 200 Wangfujing Dajie, Chóngwén
Also known as 'The Artistic Mansion,' this is a shopping lovers dream. Find jewelry, paintings, glass, calligraphy, fans, and more. If you're searching for jewelry, Beijing is known for its high quality jade, and all should come with certificates of authenticity.
Amy Lin's Pearls & Jewelry, 580 West Nanjing Rd
Enter this friendly, English-speaking store to find the best pearls the city has to offer. Their inventory includes freshwater pearls and treasured black Zhejiang pearls. You can also visit the other floors in this building to find some Western-inspired designer knockoffs.
Blue Shanghai White, 17 Fuzhou Rd, The Bund
A small boutique for hand-painted porcelain goods like tea cups and vases. There's also dazzling wooden furniture.
Duoyunxuan Art Shop, 422 East Nanjing Rd
For the artist in you, shop here for extraordinary art supplies and calligraphy tools. The other floors of this building house shops that sell art books and antiques, and they even have a calligraphy gallery to inspire your next work of art.
National Art Museum of China, 1 Wusi Street
Once a building for Peking University, this art museum open to the public in 1959, but has recently been refurbished. There are constantly changing exhibits of both traditional and modern Chinese art, with a lot of examples of contemporary artists.
National Museum of China, 16 E Chang'an Street
Just east of Tiananmen Square is this new museum, ready for the 2008 Olympics. The building combines the Museum of the Chinese Revolution and the Museum of History. There are multimedia exhibits like movie clips, memorabilia and a wax figure display.
Jade Buddha Temple, 170 Anyuan Lu
This temple is the most famous in all of Shanghai for it serves host to beautiful jade statues of Buddha which were brought to China from Myanma in 1882. The temple itself was built in the traditional Song Dynasty style. The temple was saved during the Cultural Revolution of China when monks plastered paintings of chairman Mao on the doors. Today, more than 70 monks live here.
Longhua Temple & Pagoda, 2853 Longhua Lu
The Longhua Temple and Pagoda are some of the oldest temples in Shanghai, built in 241 AD. The pagoda has dramatically curved eaves and stands seven stores high. From the top you have wonderful views of the city and surrounding countryside.
The Forbidden City
Acting at the imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty until the Qing Dynasty, The Forbidden City is located in the middle of Beijing. It has remained relatively untouched, as the modern city grows around it. It is suggested that you arrive early, when the gates open at 8:30 am, so you can enjoy walking around the vast courtyards without it becoming too crowded.
The largest square in the world should be one of your spots while touring Beijing. It is definitely a spot where you'll find yourself lingering, seeing all the of the visitors experiencing the same sights. There is a flag raising and lowering ceremony at dawn and dusk that is definitely worth seeing.
Temple of Heaven
Known as one of the greenest places in Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is surround by a vast public park where local residents like to practice tai chi. The woods surrounding the ancient temple are very peaceful, and a great place to find solitude. The temple was whee the emperor would pray ever year for a good harvest and fair weather.
Another incredible palace constructed by the Qing emperors, it is relatively easy to visit via Tiananmen Square or the Temple of Heaven. There ae extensive gardens and ruins to explore, and especially along the back hill area you should find secret ruins and caves, separate from the main tourist bustle of the front hill.
Century Park, 1001 Jinxiu Road, Century Ave
The largest park in Shanghai begins at the end of Century Ave. There is a large central lake with boat rides, as well as bicycle rentals for the paved pathways. There is also a nice area for flying kites which the locals tend to do often.
Huangpu River Cruise, 219-239 Zhongshan North 2 Road
There are many operators offering cruises of the river, and the prices vary. It all depends on how long you want the tour to be. There are nice views of the Bund neighborhood and other riverfront activity. The most popular is the quick 30 minute cruise which departs hourly.
Shanghai Botanical Gardens, 997 Longwu Road
A great place to escape the concrete and steel of the city, the Botanical Gardens gives you the chance to get up close and personal with tropical flora. On the northern side of the gardens, you'll find a memorial temple built in 1728 dedicated to Huang Daopo, the father of Shanghai's cotton industry.
Fu Jia Lou, 23 Dong Si Shi Tiao
Located in the Dongcheng district, this place is a cheap and pleasant Chinese diner. The menu is written on pieces of wood and hung from the rafters. A great stop for lunch or dinner, the is fresh and the service is fast. Open daily.
Golden Cat Dumpling City, East Gate of Tuanjiehu Park
Dumplings, or jiaozi, are the favorite of the locals in Beijing. This courtyard diner attract many locals as they have over 30 different fillings. From the traditional pork, fish and beef to interesting flavors like pumpkin, dill and eggplant, there is definitely something that will suit your tastes. Prices are cheap and its open daily.
Baihe Sushi, Bei San Huan Jimen Qiao
Located in the Xicheng West district, this vegetarian restuarant is popular amongst health food aficionados and even the occasional Buddhist monk. The environment is clean and friendly and one can order from a large variety of tasty vegetable and soy dishes. Open daily.
Bì Feng Táng, 1333 West Nanjing Road
This dim sum joint is decorated with wicker and bamboo and always seems to have an active vibe to it. It's the busiest during the morning and also late at night, as locals come in for that last meal before heading home. There is nice outdoor seating too. The restaurant is part of a small chain, so a few more branches can be found throughout Shanghai.
Bund 12 Café, 12 Zhongshan East No 1 Road
While in the Bund and looking for some coffee, try this café located in the old HSBC building. The white hall corridors haven't really changed since the 1930s, so the café has a charming terrace and casual atmosphere.
Marco Polo, 632 East Huaihai Road
There are a few branches over Shanghai, but if you're in the French Concession, head over to this bakery for some fresh bread, cake, and pastry snacks.
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