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Duolun Cultural Street @ Shanghai, China

Duolun Cultural Street (多伦路名人街) is lined with rows of beautifully manicured trees that has exquisite fusion of architectural styles combining Chinese, South East Asian, European and Islamic influences all in one street.  It is quiet and does not have the busy vibe nor the crowd like the rest of Shanghai and it’s the ideal place for those that like to go off the beaten path. Statues of famous writers and activists such as Lu Xun and Mao Dun, are erected on this road not by coincidence as these were the people that resided on this street, or in the vicinity of Hongkou district where Duolun Street is situated.  Each statue has a placard that gives a brief explanation about the person.     Continue reading

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10 Places to Experience 10 Different Kinds of Shanghai

Shanghai is a city full of contrasts where the new and the old have their distinctive beauty, yet sometimes the two elements amalgamate, giving you a different taste of Shanghai . Having gone through its times of turmoil, not only through the warring period among the states within China itself, and also through the times when foreign powers took over Shanghai, such as the French, Japanese, Americans and the British, Shanghai has thrived and blossomed into one of China’s most important economic hubs. Today, Shanghai is the most populous city in the world with more than 24 million people, where locals, visitors and expats from all over the world live in this melting pot of cultures.    Continue reading

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