Near the Bund boulevard, there is an old metal bridge, called Waibaidu, with wooden floors. We saw many wedding couples having a photoshoot over there. It is indeed a nice spot for a wedding shoot.
Restaurant review: Di Shui Dong
For lunch, we decided to go to a Japanese restaurant, but it was closed. So we decided to have lunch at restaurant: “Di Shui Dong“, which serves spicy, Sichuan/Hunan-style food. The food is nice but mouth-burning. Luckily, we had enough beer to cool off. From the awards on the wall, it appeared that this is the best Sichuanese restaurant in town. I am not sure whether this is true, but I rate this place with a 7. The service was fine.
Into the clouds (cloud 9)
We went to the other side of the Huangpu river via the Bund sightseeing tunnel, which is a train going through a ‘disco tunnel’ with crazy light effects. After 5 minutes, we were at Pudong, at the other side of the Bund. Then we walked around between the tall buildings. At the moment, they are building one of the tallest buildings of the world in there: the ShangHai tower*, who will be 632 meters tall. Because a visit to the observatorium of the Shanghai World Financial Center costs 150 RMB (almost € 20) per person, we decided to go to skybar “Cloud 9” on the 87th floor in the neighbouring JinMao tower. We had to pay 100 RMB each as an entrance fee, which included one drink. We chilled out in this stylish bar and enjoyed the far city views through the many windows. It’s a place for rich people but still worth a visit. The service is good enough and the wine was tasty. Rating: 8 out of 10.
Restaurant review: Agora (Japanese)
For dinner, we were a bit on the late side. Many restaurants close at 22:00. We were just in time to have some Japanese food at the K11art mall (4/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, 淮海中路300号4楼, 近 黄陂南路). The name of this restaurant is “Agora“. The sushi and sashimi was just fine, nothing really special, but better than an “all you can eat” place. The service was friendly, but also a bit clumsy. What I didn’t like was that they “closed” down before we finished our dinner. Some lights and music were shut off and we had to pay while we were eating. That’s rude in my opinion. Therefore, I rate this place with a 6.5 out of 10, for the food.