Finally Shanghai… such a stylish place…
We arrived in Shanghai late yesterday night.
Out hotel is so chic… I feel that I should’ve got my hair done, before I came down to breakfast.
The “Les Suites Orient” on the Bund, is a beautifully designed boutique hotel, with great modern furniture, the softest sheets and beds, stylish marble bathrooms, toto toilets and beautiful finishing details.
From our bedroom, we can see the length of the “Bund” (pronounced “band” and it means embankment, or river side)
The Bund runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District.
The Bund is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
You can walk on the boardwalk and admire the diverse architecture styles of these buildings on one side, and the river and boats on the other side, or you can walk on the street and enter some of these buildings which offer some of Shanghai fanciest dining options.
The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco (according to unverified source, Shanghai has one of the richest collections of Art Deco architectures in the world.)
It is a stylish road, with no street stalls or hawkers, although years ago, at night, you could see some vendors selling cotton candy and glow in the dark toys, on the boardwalk.
Breakfast was wonderful, and served in the stylish, yet intimate dining room.
We took our morning teas into the lounge area, and from the windows, I can see the river, the big boats, the road.
I can observe the people exercising on the boardwalk, and the tourists walking by with umbrellas, to protect them from the sun.
The streets looks so clean and I cannot wait to put on a comfortable pair of shoes and get into them…