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Shanghai (上海) Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in Culture

You can get from Beijing to Shanghai in just 5 hours now with the high-speed railway. As such, we took a short trip there during the National Holiday (国庆节) in 2011, which is a busy but exciting time to travel. Check out the Yuyuan Gardens, the view of the Bund, and some delicious Shanghai dumplings in this short video.

旅行团 – lǚ xíng tuán
tour group

北京南站 – běi jīng nán zhàn
Beijing South Railway Station

上海 – shàng hǎi

这是我们第一次乘坐京沪高速铁路 – zhè shì wǒ men dì yī cì chéng zuò jīng hù gāo sù tiě lù
This is our first time riding the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway.

二等座 – Èr děng zuò
second class seat

上海是一个非常大的城市 – shàng hǎi shì yī gè fēi cháng dà de chéng shì
Shanghai is a really big city.

爱上海吗?请举手 – Ài shàng hǎi ma? qǐng jǔ shǒu
Love Shanghai? Please raise your hand.

黄浦江 – huáng pǔ jiāng
Huangpu River

天际线 – tiān jì xiàn

越南餐厅 – yuè nán cān tīng
Vietnamese restaurant

因为这是国庆节所以人太多了 – yīn wèi zhè shì guó qìng jié suǒ yǐ rén tài duō le
Because this is National Day, so there are too many people.

豫园 – yù yuán
Yuyuan Garden

小吃 – xiǎo chī

小笼包 – xiǎo lóng bāo
steamed soupy dumplings

东方明珠塔 – dōng fāng míng zhū tǎ
Oriental Pearl TV Tower

环球金融中心 – huán qiú jīn róng zhōng xīn
World Financial Center

外滩 – wài tān
The Bund

激光搏击 – jī guāng bó jí
laser tag

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About the Author: sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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