Published: January 6th 2005January 6th 2005
Mag Lev Train in Shanghai
This train takes you from the airport to a part of town that is not very convenient, but...
I'm back in Hong Kong after 4 days in China.
I left early monday by bus to downtown Hong Kong, took a train to the airport flew to Shanghai, took the Mag Lev train (at 431KPH) to Pudong and took a subway to the Bund. Once there I wandered the streets of Shanghai through historic sections, tourist sections and on some back streets that were really amazing. I eventually made it to my hotel. I had a fun night out in Shanghai, the people there are friendly and the night life is great.
I left the next morning for Beijing. I toured Tiananmen square and met some students who took me around to some other parts of the city. I dined on Peking Duck, yummy. The next morning I took a tour to the Great Wall, we stopped at the Ming tombs first (as well as a stop at a jade factory and a chinese medicine center). The wall was GREAT though the day was clody so the views were not as good as they could have been. My tour group was nice and from all over the world. Our guide Lulu was very good (I actually ran into
Mag Lev Train in Shanghai 2
... it goes 431 KPH, I missed the picture at that exact speed. The whole trip is only 9 minutes but worth every RMB I paid.
her the next day on the street as I was leaving town, amazing in a city of 13 million)
My final day was spent in the Forbidden City, but my camera had died. Strange symptom, pictures looked fine as they were set up but came out only white when they were taken, the video function worked prefectly??????
I have to get that fixed tomorrow.
Overall, I enjoyed Shanghai more than Beijing, Shanghai was less touristy. In Beijing, everyone wants to sell you something.
There are more photos below