Handy location for the Bund
Posted Apr 7, 2017
Wanted location easy for the Bund and metro. Excellent for both ... know we'd be out most of the time so wanted a room to come back to that would be comfortable, spacious with a comfy bed. It was perfect for us. Easy access to metro for getting about. Good location for getting around - especially to the Bund. 15 min walk straight road, can't miss it! Shanghai really busy - you have no idea till you experience it, but great. Felt really safe everywhere - people trying to sell you watches n stuff but just say no and they move on. Metro is superb - really clean, modern and easy to navigate. Find out your exits out before you leave the metro though as can be up to 20 exits so if you pick the wrong one you have no idea where you are!!
Must see places are the towers (obviously), the Bund day and night, Tianzifane, Jingan Temple - and of course Disney! Wonderful place though - good walking shoes a must. If you like shopping so many malls with all the designer names and huge places - a shoppers delight I would imagine. Not a shopper so lost on me I'm afraid. Bund skyline my favourite - can never get enough of it. If going up the towers - go early, on a weekday if possible and prepare to queue. Late pm good time if happy to wait up there till it gets dark and see everything lit up.
Be careful crossing the roads - even when green man showing cars can turn right ..and do. Bicycles and motor bikes go on roads and pavements so be aware of your surroundings!