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Shanghai: From the bustling flowers to the alleys of Jiangyuan

⛰【Travel Guide】 📍Detailed address and transportation strategy: The Huanghe Road in 'Bustling Flowers' is located near West Nanjing Road in Jing'an District, Shanghai, adjacent to the International Hotel. The nearest subway station is West Nanjing Road Station. The filming location of 'Jiangyuan Alley' is Zhapu Road in Hongkou District, Shanghai, at the intersection with Haining Road. The nearest subway station is Sichuan North Road. 🕙Opening hours: All day 💰Ticket price: Free 🌟Highlights: Huanghe Road: Became popular because of 'Bustling Flowers', with a constant stream of citizens and tourists coming to check in and take photos. The Taisheng Garden Restaurant is the prototype of the 'Zhenzhen Garden' in the drama, established in 1993, witnessing the historical changes of Shanghai's reform and opening up. The decoration style here is unique, full of the strong Shanghai atmosphere, where you can taste authentic Shanghai local cuisine. Zhapu Road: Located to the south of the Suzhou River, it rose in the mid-1980s and reached its peak in the mid-1990s. As one of the earliest food streets in Shanghai, Zhapu Road was once the undisputed landmark of Shanghai's dining fashion, just like today's 'Xintiandi'. Recently, Zhapu Road has become a hot search topic, not because of the food, but because of the movie 'Jiangyuan Alley' directed by Peter Chan, which was set and constructed on Zhapu Road. The aged walls, retro posters, and calligraphy signs bring the old Shanghai atmosphere to life on Zhapu Road (Wujin Road-Haining Road section). Besides 'Jiangyuan Alley', there are many other places to explore on this road. Victory Cinema: The film shooting location is adjacent to Victory Cinema. Since the 1930s, this intersection has gathered 4 cinemas and theaters, and the origin of China's film projection industry also started here. Former site of Saikyoji Temple: On the other side of the film shooting scene (near Wujin Road), there is a semi-circular wall decorated with flowers and birds. This is the former site of Saikyoji Temple, an outstanding historical building in Shanghai, built in 1931. It was the first Japanese Buddhist temple established in China, modeled after the Japanese Saikyoji Temple, with features of Indian Buddhist architecture. The horseshoe-shaped arch hall, the large semi-circular flame-shaped coupon face along the street's eastern mountain wall is decorated with lotus petal reliefs, and the lower edge of the coupon is decorated with bird reliefs, with the original reliefs below no longer existing. In the 1980s and 1990s, Zhapu Road and Huanghe Road, these two food streets, were comparable in the memories of Shanghai people. Some Shanghainese say that Zhapu Road came before Huanghe Road, and Huanghe Road is a replica of Zhapu Road. In those days, going to these two food streets was not just about dining, but also about enjoying an atmosphere, experiencing a fashion, just like people today go to Xintiandi. After the bustle, these two food streets have now returned to calm, but the charm and style of old Shanghai still remain, bearing many beautiful memories of old Shanghainese. 📌Little Tips: 1. If the weather is good, you can walk from Huanghe Road to Zhapu Road, along the Suzhou River there are many popular check-in spots, feeling the charm of Shanghai's golden triangle of one river and one river. 2. It is said that the exterior scene of Jiangyuan Alley on Zhapu Road will be preserved for three months.
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Posted: Feb 27, 2024
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