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.


pinkie said...

having japanese food in China? what's the cost like?

Jammie J. said...

That temple does look glamorous at night. Very pretty (to me, who's never been to China).

The temple aside, thought, that ramen looks quite delicious.

oceanskies79 said...

Pinkie: It was probably about 20 to 22 RMB which is equivalent to S$4.++ It's expensive for local Chinese in China, yet it's quite reasonable for me.

Jammie: Thank you for sharing this trip with me via my blog. :)

eastcoastlife said...

There is a lot of delicious Shanghainese snacks and cuisine around, you bought ramen!? lol

oceanskies79 said...

We only had less than 30 min for dinner. This seems the most reasonable course to take. :P