Author Archives: Maggie Silver

Exploring the Picturesque Shanghai Botanical Garden


Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city that also boasts of scenic gardens and parks. Those staying at Shanghai serviced apartments, such as Citadines Jinqiao Shanghai are ideally placed to explore the city and its attractions including these picturesque areas. Travellers staying at this service apartment Shanghai can enjoy the very best of what the city has to offer. If you love nature, then the Shanghai Botanical Garden is definitely worth a visit. Located around 12 kms …

Jade Buddha Temple – Shanghai’s Cultural Sights


Located in Shanghai, China the Jade Buddha Temple is a world famous Buddhist temple founded in 1882. The temple is named for the two jade statues of the Buddha it was built to house. The larger of the two statues is nearly two metres tall and weighs around three tonnes. It depicts the Buddha in a seated position. The other, slightly smaller statue depicts a reclining Buddha and is thought to symbolise death. A third …

Xin Tian Di – The Street where the ancient meets the modern


  The rustic charm of the ancient buildings of Shanghai offers a strange but somehow attractive backdrop to this modern day shopping area and tourist attraction. A trendy modern shopping strip complete with food stalls, restaurants, book stalls has been built among the renowned Shikumen houses that are an exclusive form of architecture found only in Shanghai. The dark tiled walls and narrow alleys and stone walls offers so reliving a contrast to the glamour …