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Things to do in Shanghai
Puxi and Pudong
Puxi (浦西), literally ‘Huangpu West Bank’ is the historic center of Shanghai and remains the home of approximately 48% of Shanghai’s residents. Puxi is distinguished from Pudong (浦东) ‘Huangpu East Bank’ to its east, which is separated from it by the Huangpu River.
Puxi can be divided into a number of districts: Yangpu, Hongkou, Zhabei, Putuo, Changning, Xuhui, Jing’an and Huangpu. Each district of the city offers a variety of sights, restaurants, bars and shopping. It remains the cultural and entertainment center of Shanghai.
Pudong is home to the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the Shanghai Stock Exchange and many of Shanghai’s best known buildings. The Pudong area continues to experience rapid development, especially in the commercial sector and real estate investment.
Shanghai Sites: Pudong
Shanghai World Financial Center
There is no other place in Shanghai better than the top floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center aka ‘the Bottle Opener’ for an excellent overview of the city.
It takes approximately one minute from the 1st floor to the 95th floor by elevator with a speed of ten meters per second.
In the 100th floor viewing pavilion, visitors can see the peak of Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jin Mao Tower. Visitors can see the moving cars and passersby clearly through three transparent glass floors. This tower has 104 floors and it stands at a height of 492 meters.
It is currently the fourth-tallest building in the world.
Jin Mao Tower
Jin Mao Tower is currently the fifth tallest building in mainland China and the twelfth tallest building in the world. It is located in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Districts in Pudong. The tower has 88 floors and stands at a height of 421 meters. The Jin Mao Tower is combined with the elements of traditional Chinese culture with the newest architectural styles at the time. The 53rd to 87th floors are reserved for the deluxe Grand Hyatt Hotel. The 88th floor is reserved for the tower’s observation deck, which can hold 1000 people at any one time.
Oriental Pearl Tower
The Oriental Pearl Tower is located in Lujiazui, Pudong and it is surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest.
The Oriental Pearl Tower stands at a height of 468 meters. Even more fascinating than its height is the tower’s unique architectural design that makes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower one of the most attractive places in Shanghai. The entire structure is supposed to represent pearls shining on a jade plate.
Also situated conveniently next to subway Line 2, Century Park is located at the east end of the Century Boulevard. The park’s pleasant lakeside lawns make for a perfect place to have a picnic. Some of the highlights of Century Park include a bird protection and research area.
Shanghai Sites: Puxi
Easily accessible by metro, People’s Square is a popular place to spend a sunny afternoon. Once part of a horse racing course, the square is now home to: a colorful park, imposing government buildings, the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Art Museum, the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center and the Shanghai Grand Theater. Tourists should be wary of overly friendly locals offering to take them to traditional tea houses.
Jade Buddha Temple
Shanghai’s most famous temple is known for its white jade Buddha carved from a single slab of Burmese jade. Brought to Shanghai in 1881, the statues are housed in separate houses amongst beautiful jewels and stones. In addition there are also many ancient carvings, paintings and precious Buddhist cultural relics.
Originally built in 247 BC, relocated and rebuilt in the 1880s and recently thoroughly reconstructed, this Buddhist temple is one of the major tourist draws in Shanghai. For 50 RMB visitors can view the three main halls and their assorted historical relics. If you are only interested in a photo, the temple sports a particularly majestic appearance in the evening.
Shanghai’s most popular restaurant and bar district is a great example of the success of the urban renewal effort. Tourists and locals alike pack the streets day and night. Xintiandi is divided into the North and South Blocks. The South Block is the more modern of the two and is home to one of China’s first major shopping centers as well as boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. It also highlights Shikumen architecture lining the streets in the North Block.
Yuyuan Garden (豫园)
Located in the center of the Old City next to the Cheng Huang Miao area, the Yu Gardens are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Shanghai. The site offers lavish Chinese gardens and foundations that date back to the 16th century. The garden was completed in 1556, however, has since endured severe damage during the Opium Wars in 1842, the Taiping Rebellion and the Japanese occupation in 1942.
This famous waterfront has been Shanghai’s center since the mid-1800s. It offers a taste of the past with the colonial structures along the promenade and a view of the future across the river in Pudong. The city’s historical landmarks as well as new 21st century structures can all be seen along the one mile walk. It can get extremely crowded during the day, so try to see it in the early mornings along with the locals doing tai-chi or at night under the glow of all the buildings.
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