Shanghai Day 1
We are back in the beautiful city of Shanghai. It is an architectural wonderland; a wonderful mixture of old Chinese buildings, colonial buildings and massive modern glass structures.
We walked along the Bund, a wide elevated boardwalk along the river, heading for the Shanghai Museum. The Bund is lined with Colonial Buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The museum, not one of the nicest buildings around, is in the Peoples Square surrounded by government buildings. The beautiful artifacts are in rooms on 4 floors and include pottery, porcelain, bronzes, calligraphy, jade, furniture and coins. Some of the early bronzes were my favourite items.
After the museum we headed for the MTR to take the subway out to the Maglev train. This is the high speed train that levitates on an electromagnetic cushion and runs out to the airport. It covers the 20km run in 7 minutes with speeds topped at 431km/hr. What an amazing ride. We stayed on the train and did the return trip in under 30 minutes total.
We headed back into town on the subway and walked along the very busy Nanjing Pedestrian street looking at the shops as we made our way back to the ship for the evening. We overnight here so will be heading out again in the morning.