Shanghai's Top 10 Attractions
THE ONE - Ideally situated in Shanghai's downtown, the Jing'an District, one of the central districts of Shanghai and well known for the cultural sites, the prestigious shopping, entertainment and business area.
1. The Bund
The Bund stretches for 1,108 meters along Shanghai's most essential waterway - The Huangpu River. Over twenty buildings along its length are evocative of the splendor and decadence of old Shanghai. Behind them are the high-rises newly built in recent years, which have changed a lot the skyline behind the Bund.
2. Nanjing Road Pedestrain Street
Known as “The First Street of China”, the street is a microcosm of Shanghai's history and culture. Spilling from the Bund to the People's Square and measuring 1 kilometer in length, the street is best for those ready to have a shopping spree - over 600 shops, including some of the oldest brands from the early commercial China, line the street. As evening falls, the whole street begins to twinkle, impressing prdestrains with the phenomenal glitz and glitter of modern city.
3. People’s Square
Stand at the People's Square of Shanghai “Green Lungs” sightsee the past, present and future of Shanghai at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, enjoy the classic music at the Grand Theater, or experience the crowds hurrying to work in the morning at the square.
4. Xin Tian Di
"Xin Tian Ti" is a typical representative of Shanghai Gate and the most fashionable place of “Shanghai’s Style” in China. The artists Chen Yifei's studio locates on the left of Xin Tian Di North Square.
5. Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone
Wandering along Huangpu river and the 2.5 km long "China's Wall Street" surrounding by high rise buildings, you might be surprised by the rapidly developing and flousishing scene of China's economy in the past three decades.
6. China Art Museum
The sensational painting "Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival" at world Expo 2010 has become the "greatest treasure" of the Museum. A variety of art exhibition will make it possible for you to harvest unprecedented aesthetic experiences.
7. Yu Garden
Yuyuan is the most famous garden in Shanghai. This four-centuries old Ming dynasty private garden home was used as the headquarters of Xiaodaohui uprising during the ensure Qing dynasty. It is called garden "Yuyuan" - because "yu" in Chinese means " health" - a place of peace and comfort in the heart of busy Shanghai.
8. Pudong Riverfront Thoroughfare
One of Shanghai's ten most prized leisure streets stretches for two kilometers and a half between Dongchang Road Wharf in the south to Taitongzhan Wharf in the north. With its anti-flood wall, waterfront promenade, water-front platform, music fountain and boating wharf, the thoroughfare is nicknamed "Shanghai's New Bund". The site is a retreat from the bustle of Shanghai and has become the city's most visited attractions.
9. Oriental Pearl TV Tower
TV tower was constructed in 1994 and rises to 468 meters, gazing down at the modern buildings in Lujiazui and the clusters of classic buildings across the Huangpu River. The iconic landmark is a great spot for shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure. The basement history museum is worth the while before you rocket up to the mid-level bubble for the observation of the city in all its expanse and splendor.
10. Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
The facilities is the world's only aquarium that includes a China exhibition zone focusing on the life forms of Yangtze River. Your fascinating "round the world" underwater journey begins from the Yangtze River in China, then on to the mysterious flooded forest of the Amazon in South America. Next you will find yourself at the mangroves and billabongs of Australia. You will then meander through the rivers of Africa before arriving at the rainforests of Southeast Asia.