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Night shopping around Nanjing ...

I had a great time shopping around Nanjing's Gongyuan Street,  after having their famous Nanjing vermicilli and duck blood-cubes soup , which is located around there. It was not too late, around 6pm+ but due to the winter season, it was all dark there. It's basically more of a window shopping there as the place was too big and we are also busy taking pictures around. However, we got something for our kids by getting them some extra clothing since we didn't really brought a lot of winter clothing. My kid was delighted when he saw a Li Ning sports shop there, and so was I, since both of us are avid badminton fans. However, to our dismayed, they don't seems to sell badminton stuffs but rather, operates like Nike or Adidas by selling clothes, shoes and other sporting fashion stuffs. We only saw one Li Ning racket and it's not cheap either , better get it in JB...Lol. Anyway, this is really a comfortable shopping haven, where the night scenery was nice, cool weather, not as crowded as Shanghai and clean with beautiful ancient-typed buildings.

A light-up dragon display on the banks of the river

One of the buildings around which contains lots of shops

Folks hanging around the bridge along the river banks. You can buy tickets at the kiosks for a cruise along the river, but we do not have the time for it.

Another view of the Gongyuan steet


One of the gates

It's so nice walking around the spacious area there and it's not really that crowded.

I was hungry and saw these freshly baked biscuits there. It looks appetizing on a cold night! 

I decided to get a few pieces. It contains no fillings inside but kinda crunchy when I took a bite on it. And, it's best to eat it hot as I find it not so delicious when cold, and it gets cold very fast due to the cold weather. When the biscuits turned cold, its kinda harder.

Some decors along the road

Above and below,  views of the older shops when we walked out from Gongyuan St.


It's quite pleasant to walk around there though the traffic can be terrifying and we gotta be careful when crossing the roads. And, we were dead-tired after that and looking forward to a hot shower when back to the hotel!

30 comments:

  1. Very nice! Cool weather, nice scenery, clean and spacious streets

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    1. Yup, the only thing I dislikes is the traffic. hahaha

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  2. Something different to have shops inside the ancient buildings

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    1. yeah, quite a good idea and reflect 'China'

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  3. Gorgeous, the lighted dragon display along the river bank. The baked biscuits may be their version of our kompia - I hear ours are not as authentic...but nicer.

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    1. I also wondered was these kompia as you mentioned. I guess it' the same variation of the biscuits.

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  4. Oh. The biscuits! Must eat them warm. With tea or coffee!! ^^

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    1. Sadly no tea or coffee, only chinese tea. The coffee there is not cheap. hahaha

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  5. yeah it gets dark early during winter, what time does the sky start to get dark over there?? it's really an experience huh?? but I still love summer more because it's still bright even at 8pm, haha!! :)

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    1. I will try to avoid summer cos it's freaking hot...hahaha.. it can go up to 40 degrees. And, I still prefer cool weather.

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  6. the shops all look very unique with the ancient Chinese house design huh?? Nanjing, it used to be the capitol city of the Republic right after Qing Dynasty.. and I always like the shopping streets in China cities that are only for pedestrians with no cars at all, shop and stroll on your own leisure.. :)

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    1. Yes, Nanjing is an old city and used to be the capital of ROC. I saw a lot of old buildings there as well as another palace from the Ming dynasty.

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  7. hehe YOU were busy taking photos right?? sure (secretly) captured lots of pretty girls on the street huh?? okaylah if you didn't buy much things because you have already seen enough of what you want to see on the streets mah, hehehehe!!! :p

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  8. I wonder what biscuits are those?? just a crispy crust and no fillings inside?? are they sweet or savory?? I saw some thing that looks like xiao long bao next to the biscuits, what are those??

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    1. I also don't know but there's no filling and slightly salty. I can't remember what's next to it already.

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  9. Weii, your photos all looked dark and dark ones. We can hardly see anything dei. No kawai girls in Qipao?

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    1. Night time mah ... hahaha... View from your PC la

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  10. Li Ning sports goods are very cheap in China and their stores are often very huge. I guess you went to touristy places to get slaughtered. I saw big ones in Shanghai and Chengdu.

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    1. I saw their shops in many places but sadly, most of them sold clothes and apparels.

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  11. The night scenery there sure is nice. :)

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    1. Yeah, it's awesome, especially under the cold and bright night.

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  12. Very tiring if follow tour.. go out early morning and come back late at night..

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    1. True but you won't felt it when you are on holidays..hahaha.. In addition, we get our naps in the coach.

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    1. Yup! I find that most of the tourist places have beautiful night views!

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  14. Even the night view is very nice! Must be nice strolling around under the cool weather, better than here, so HOT! Sweating all the time, haha!!

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    1. I hope to go back now..hahaha.. it was so so hot lately!

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