19 May '14, 7am

{Blog} Love treasure-hunting? Then u MUST go to Dongtai Rd Antique Market #Shanghai! #china #travel #springairlines

{Blog} Love treasure-hunting? Then u MUST go to Dongtai Rd Antique Market #Shanghai! #china #travel #springairlines

Dongtai Road Antique Market {东台路古玩市场} is located at the north-east part of Luwan District in Shanghai, China. With over 100 stalls, it sells an endless supply of "antiques" here, such as writing brushes, Chinese statues, ancient coins, leather suitcases, Mao Zedong memorabilia etc... however, the authenticity of the items is quite doubtful. Although some may really have historical value, most are just likely to be reproductions of real antiques. I love bargain-hunting at flea markets and could not give this place a miss. It was definitely on my must-see list! We visited it on our first day in Shanghai, which was pouring! However, the rain might have been a blessing as there wasn't much of a crowd despite it being a weekend, and the store-keepers were more open to settling for lower prices because of the lack of customers. I actually found them to be nicer than those in Hon...

Full article: http://www.sakuraharuka.com/2014/05/china-2014-bargain-hu...

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