Shanghai Tourist: Roaming around the suburbs

In recent years, the suburbs of Shanghai has been growing. Most people are trading their downtown apartments for larger homes with Western design and features. It is a sign of growing taste, and wealth. Within 40 minutes drive from the city center, suburban life is convenient and comfortable. It is a status symbol to afford these luxurious homes, which can cost anything from USD3 million and above.

The Shanghai suburban scene is similar to that of White Plains or Rochester. There are strip malls, outlets, restaurants and large roads. One can also get a glimpse of nature and a taste of the old countryside.

The fields behind the outlet mall of East Xu Jing town

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Originally published at on September 2, 2015.

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