Attractions in Shanghai
Let’s start with the city’s contemporary symbol, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, stunning with its 1536 feet-tall dominating the vast skyline picturesque with the Huangpu River and the Bund beside. It is considered third highest building in the world and tallest tower in Asia. Shanghai World Financial Center however provides a fine-looking panoramic view of modern Shanghai.
Spanning from Jinling Road to Waibaidu Bridge above the Suzhou Creek, enjoy the cold air and sunshine at the Bund. Located on Huangpu River’s east bank, it gives life to the new commercial and finance cluster with its nineteen to fortieth century grand architectural designs. It houses statue of Marshal Chen Yi looking down the square, which is a spot for musicians bringing enjoyment to many local people and visitors who stop for a moment of singing and instrument-playing. Stroll along the riverside for a relaxing night.
One of the most significant tourist and commercial streets in the city is Nanjing road. Along the 5.5 kilometer road, you’ll find more than 600 shops visited by an average of 1.7 million people per day. It mixes culture and history with shanghai Xin Tian Di and the widest range of hottest and fashionable collections of goods – really great shopping experience in Shanghai.
Yuyuan boasts its inner and outer gardens built since the Ming Dynasty. Lavishing with its 5-acre land area, it is built in Chinese ornamentation with dragon-lined walls, zigzag bridges, tree and rock garden areas, and ponds, making it a complete feel of the Chinese mood. The garden highlights the Exquisite Jade Rock, a 5-ton slender, translucent with holes caused by water and said to be from Tia Lake in Wuxi in the province of Jiangsu. Legend says that the rock has existed 1000 years ago and was actually from a private collection of Emperor Huizong.
One of the most renowned temples in shanghai is the Jade Buddha Temple. It houses the White Jade Buddha is a nineteenth century creations from Burma. One Buddha is in recumbent position symbolizing nirvana while the other one is on a seated position. You can also find images of Heavenly Kings at the temple.
Visit the Oriental Riverside Hotel or the Shanghai International Convention Center, located in Pudong at the center of Luijia zui, is the only 5-star convention hotel in the area. The Hotel has 260 guestrooms equipped with extensive facilities be it corporate meetings or simply for recreation. The 3rd and 5th floor employs 25 meeting rooms, furnished with the latest audio-visual facility, has the capacity of 25 to 800 while the Grand Ballroom at the 7th floor and could contain 3000 people.
Famous for the Evening Bell-Striking Ceremony and the Longhua Pagoda and Longhua Temple is the Longhua Park. Do not miss out the water town of Qibao Ancient Town and Zhujiajiao where ancient houses are clustered by the rivers matched with its local flowers and flagstone-paved roads that will surely catch your attention.