This is where I enjoy shopping when in Shanghai.
The Huxinting Teahouse has been around for awhile (several centuries–it was restored in 1784). This pavilion was turned into the tea house in 1855. Nice place to stop and have a cup of tea. Go early. It gets crowded.
The area in Shanghai around the Huxinting Teahouse is a good place to shop. Many small shops. Do not pay asking price. Be willing to bargain. Start low and meet in the middle. Don’t be too cheap either.
The following video gives you a musical tour of the sights of Shanghai’s Old District including Yu Yuan Garden and Huxinting Tea House.
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of The Concubine Saga. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. This is the love story Sir Robert Hart did not want the world to discover.
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Note: This edited and revised post first appeared on February 20, 2010 (Note: the author took the photos but did not produce the video)