Friday 24 May 2013 -
The Bird and Flower Market, visit
A lucky charm.
All self respecting Chinese cities have a Bird Market and, Shanghai is no exception.
It is a Chinese tradition to always have birdsong in the home. Indeed, songbird competitions are often organised by connoisseurs.
You can also acquire a little grasshopper as a lucky charm to hang on your bicycle, or come across a parrot able to greet you with a "hello" and "you're welcome" in Chinese.
Xizang Lu Bird Market
417 Xizang Lu
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