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Facts about Shanghai

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Facts about Shanghai

1.The Bund 

The Bund has dozens of magnificent historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous international banks and trading houses, as well as consulates, symbols of the splendor and decadence of the old Shanghai. The Bund lies north of the old, walled city of Shanghai, stretching 1,108 meters along Shanghai´s most important waterway, offering the best view on Pudong skyline.

2.The Huangpu River

The Huangpu River is 114 kilometers long and 400 meters wide with an average depth of nine meters. It divides the city into two parts, east and west: Pudong and Puxi. The Huangpu River is not only the mother river of Shanghai, but also assembles the splendid attractions of the city on both sides.

3.Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street

China's premier shopping street, 3.4-mile-long Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world, impressing visitors with the remarkable glitz and glamour of this cosmopolitain city.

4.Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located in Pudong Park in Luijazui district. The entire structure rests on rich green grassland and gives the appearance of pearls shining on a jade plate.

The Pearl Tower is 468 meters high and at the very top of the pearl there are shops, restaurants, including a rotating restaurant and a sightseeing floor. The view of the city from this height are breathtaking. When viewed from the Bund at night, the three-dimensional lighting makes it a delight of brilliant color.

5.Shanghai World Financial District

Standing in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong and neighbouring Shanghai Tower and Jinmao Tower. Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) was completed in 2008, being the second tallest skyscraper in mainland China with 101 floors and a height of 492 meters. There are sightseeing floors starting at 474 meters, floors 94-100.

6.Shanghai Tower 

Shanghai Tower stands 632 meters high with 128 floors and ranks as China's tallest building and second only to the world. Visitors can take the express elevator to the sightseeing deck on the 119th floor directly and a whole ride only takes 55 seconds. The exterior of the building spirals upward like a snake. It twists about one degree per floor to offset the wind effect on higher altitude.

7.Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie. It was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
In the 400 years of existence, Yuyuan Garden had undergone many changes. The garden you see today is the result of a five year restoration project which began in 1956. It was open to the public in September, 1961. Yuyuan Garden occupies an area of 20,000 square meters. However, the small size is not a representative of the attractions of the garden: the pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics.

8.People´s Square and Shanghai Museum

With Nanjing Road in its north, People's Square is located at the very center of Shanghai and it is a flourishing place for people to look around. People's Square covers an area about 140,000 square meters and has become the largest public square, the green lung of the city.

Located in the center of Shanghai in People's Square, Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. Its style and presentation surround visitors with artifacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.

9.Shanghai Disneyland 

Shanghai Disneyland Park is located in Chuansha New Town of Pudong New Area, and is the sixth park in the world. Shanghai Disneyland creates many records among the existing Disney parks. It has the tallest theme Castle – Enchanted Storybook Castle, the first garden-designed zone, and the first pirate-themed garden. It also combines movie figures with Chinese culture, like the Chinese Zodiac Murals in the Gardens of Imagination. Visitors can also enjoy classical musicals and stage plays, like Tarzan: Call of the Jungle, Frozen: A Sing-along Celebration, and the Lion King. Mickey's Storybook Express cruises through the six parks during the day. With inspiring music, the movie figures put on interesting performances on the street and give guests an unforgettable great time.

10.Shanghai Xin Tian Di

Located in the center of Shanghai City south of Huaihai Zhong Lu, Shanghai Xin Tian Di has become an urban attraction that holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city. It is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style.

Xin Tian Di is unique because of its concept of construction. It retains the antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing of old Shanghai. On the other hand, its interior embodies a totally different world of international gallery, bars and cafes, boutiques or theme restaurants. When you walk into it, you will get the taste of both Shanghai in the 1920's and the sonic modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century.

11.Jade Buddha Temple

In the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. The temple was destroyed during the revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Fortunately the statues were saved and a new temple was built on the present site in 1928. It was named the Jade Buddha Temple.

The two precious jade Buddhist statues are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks. Both the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade.

12.Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

Located in a suburb of Shanghai city, Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1700 years, also called Shanghai's Venice. Covering an area of 47 square kilometers, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains.
Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquillity.

13.Shanghai Ocean Aquarium 

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is located in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong District, between the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. One of the largest ocean aquariums in the world, it has the world's longest submarine viewing tunnel measuring 155-meter in length.

Shanghai Ocean Aquarium consists of two pyramid-shaped buildings - a main building and an annex. The covered area is 20,500 square meters. The main building is divided into different exhibition zones: China Zone, South America Zone, Australia Zone, Africa Zone, Southeast Asia Zone, Cold Water Zone, Polar Zone, Sea and Shore, Deep Ocean Zone and Special Exhibitions. The exhibits include more than 300 types and 15,000 water creatures and rare fishes, such as poison dart frogs, jellyfishes, moonfish, leafy sea dragons and emperor penguins.

The Ocean Aquarium provides visitors with a tour covering the world's five Continents and four Oceans.

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