Line 49 travels one of the longest bus routes in Shanghai. It has been around over 50 years. Well established route goes through major divisions in Shanghai: XuHui, PuTuo, Jing’an.
The route begins at one of the old residential areas Dong’an in the south of the inner circle, where you can sense the strong community being. When the bus springs out its journey, it takes you through the interesting areas, such as centrally situated Science Academy where Pushkin statue quietly stands nearby; the cool restaurants with large camphor tree occupies the courtyard and a pub called ‘Abbey Road’.
Then the bus goes across Huai Hai Road, a popular boulevard closed to the heart of the stylish locals in the older days. You can get off any of the next couple of stops for shopping and walks, Xiang Yang Park is handy to be found, boutiques and bars and clubs are clustered in the area, easily to spend hours after midday.
If you stay on the line, you get to North Shan Xi Road, with swanky designer stores, large department stores, fashionable shops like Zara, plush office blocks, etc. If you are patient, this bus will take you to Xin Tian Di. The location of the first communist party’s conference is situated next to the shops where the items are priced in dollars. This area has been revamped but remains the traditional Shanghai façade of architecture, beautifully decorated shops and trendy restaurants are very attractive to all visitors. Today, this area is one of the most visited places.
After that, 49 passes Xi Zang Road to Fu Zhou Road, you will be chuffed if you are interested in books, Chinese calligraphy or musical instruments. The area is close to Nan Jing Road, which is the longest shopping street in Shanghai.
Finally bus line 49 takes you to the Bund, where it ends it long stride, you can see the new Shanghai, Pu Dong, across the river in the east.
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