Saturday, September 25, 2010
The evening near Chenghuang Temple
This is a way overdued post of my visit to Shanghai in May 2010. I cannot quite understand what makes Chenghuang Temple in Shanghai so popular. It seems to be more popular with the tourists than with locals. It was said that a visit to Shanghai will not be complete without visiting Chenghuang Temple. I learnt that Chenghuang Temple is a Taoist temple. Chenghuang Temple looked bustling with energy and glamour at night.
It was the evening after our tour group's visit to the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China and to a shop that sells Pu'er black tea. The tour itinerary stated that we would visit Chenghuang Temple. Dinner was not provided. That meant that I could be free to choose what I would like to have for dinner. I ended up choosing to eat Ramen at an eatery that sells Japanese food. Ingredients were fresh. My mother had a bowl of noodles served with beef.
After dinner, we were treated to a complimentary performance entitled Yu Shanghai. The decor of the performance venue looked modern yet with an Asian twist to it. It took me a while to figure out that the performance was about a romance story involving some form of travel through time. I suppose I would need more education to better understand theatre art.
To be honest, I was not impressed by Chenghuang Temple nor the Yu Shanghai. Nevertheless, I treasure the time to be out travelling with my mother. It was also nice to have the companionship of a good friend and her family onboard this trip.