Sightseeing

The Bund - Shanghai Puxi Landmarks

World Architecture at the Bund

Add:Zhongshan Rd. (E1), Shanghai

The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai. The Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, Russia, etc. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. The buildings are harmonious in color and style, thus gaining the name of "Gallery of World Architecture". When night falls and the lights are on, all the buildings are lit with colorful lights, glistening and dazzling to the eye.

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Add: 300 Zhongshan Rd.(E1) (Puxi)

2789 Riverside Promenade(Pudong)

The 646.7-m long Sightseeing Tunnel at the Bund runs from the Bund at the end of Nanjing Rd. to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. It is the first of its kind for pedestrians in China . The tunnel adopts the internationally advanced SK system, taking 2.5-5-min.to cross the river. The interior wall of the tunnel is decorated with changing colors. The unmanned environmental, transparent carriages in the tunnel provide visitors with an open view. A 6-sound-band acoustic system accompanying the changing scenes, produces an effect on visitors of being present personally at the scene.

Waibaidu Bridge

Add: East Daming Rd. cross Rd. of Huangpu Rd.

Spanning over Suzhou Creek, Waibaidu Bridge is a well-known bridge. It was first built in I 855 of wood and rebuilt in I 907 in iron and steel The bridge is 1 06.7-m long, with a load of 20 tons, a traffic lane of 11.2 m and 3.6-m wide sidewalks on both sides. It was once the most elegant and magnificent bridge in the city and, up to now, it is still considered one of the symbols of Shanghai.

Yuyuan Garden - Shanghai Landmarks Puxi

Yuyuan Garden

Add:218 Anren Rd.

Opening:8:30-17:00

A famous classical garden in south China , it was once famed as the “top beauty in southeast China”. First built during the Ming Dynasty, 400 years ago, by a Sichuan minister of finance named Pan Yunduan, it has been several times renovated by the government since the Liberation and is now one of the key relic sites in the country under state protection. The garden is divided into the scenic sections of “Mountains and Forests in the City”, "Magnificent Woods and Beautiful Valleys”, "Historical Relics of Heralding Spring”, "Water and Rockery Scenery”, "Tops in the World” and the Inner Garden.

Yuyuan Commercial City

Add:Fangbang Rd.(M), Shanghai

The area consists of the famous classical garden in south China Yuyuan Garden, the “kingdom of small articles of daily use”, and the “kingdom of delicacies”. There you will find the Old City God Temple, and the historical relic temple of Chengxiangge . A large number of rebuilt Ming and Qing dynasty-style buildings, together with the Nine-cornered Zigzag Bridge, Mid-lake Pavilion and Lotus Pond form an attractive scene for tourists. When night falls and light is on, the area is attracting visitors with its glistening beauty. In the midst of competition in business Yuyuan Commercial City has become a hot sport for tourism, shopping and investment.

Old City God Temple

Add:Fangbang Rd.(M), Shanghai

Opening:8: 30-16: 30 every day, 6: 00-16:30 on the lst and 15th day of the Lunar month 16:30

First built in the year of Yongle of the Ming Dynasty (1403), it is a major Taoist temple in Shanghai . In the temple are enshrined the City God Qin Yubo and General Huoguang. It was very popular during the Qing Dynasty.

Shanghai Old Street

Add:Fangbang Rd.(M), Shangha

The 825-m long Old Street runs from Renmin Rd. to Henan Rd. . It is an important thoroughfare for visiting the Yuyuan commercial area. In old Shanghai here were found the private banks, gold shops, jewelry stores, wine shops, tea houses, theatres, and other firms, usually called the center of all trades in Shanghai. Here, now, we can find some of the traditional trades like a coin store, old-fashioned tea houses, a shop selling mahogany decorative articles, a pawn shop, a wine shop and a private bank.

Lujiazui - Shanghai Pudong Landmarks

Shanghai World Financial Center

Add:100 Century Avenue, Pudong

Opening:Daily 8am-11pm, last entry 10 Pm

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a supertall skyscraper in Shanghai. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the hotel component containing 174 rooms and suites.This hotel becomes the highest in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower.

Opening in August, 2008, Shanghai World Financial Center has temporarily claimed the highest roof in China; the skyscraper's roof height is set at 492 m . There are 3 observation decks in Shanghai World Financial Center. The height of its lowest observation deck is 423 m (1,388 ft), on the 94th floor, the second is 439 m (1,440 ft) high, on the 97th floor, named " Observatory Bridge ", and the highest is 474 m (1,555 ft) high, on the 100th floor.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Add:1 Pudong Century Avenue, Shanghai

Public transport:The closest metro station to the tower is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai.

It was designed by Jia Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in mainland China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.

The tower features 11 spheres, big and small. The two biggest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 m ( 164 ft ) for the lower and 45 m ( 148 ft ) for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each 9m ( 30 ft ) in diameter. The highest sphere is 14 m ( 46 ft ) in diameter.

The entire building is supported by three enormous columns that start underground.

The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m ( 1148 ft ). The lower levels are at 263 m ( 863 ft ) (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m ( 295 ft ) ( Space City ). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m ( 876 ft ) level. The project also contains exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall. There is also a 20 room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres.

An antenna bRd.casting TV and radio programs extends the construction by another 118 m ( 387 ft ).

The design of the building is based on a verse of the Tang Dynasty poem Pipa Song by Bai Juyi about the wonderful sprinkling sound of a pipa instrument, like pearls, big and small falling on a jade plate.

Seen from afar, the Yangpu Bridge and the Nanpu bridge seem like two Chinese dragons frolicking with the pearls of the Oriental Pearl tower.

The Pearl Tower attracts over three million visitors each year.

Shanghai Shopping Streets

Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway

Nanjing Rd., famed as “No. 1 Street in China”, is an epitome of Shanghai 's history and culture. The 1,033-m long Pedestrian Walkway lies between the Bund and the People's Square. There are more than 600 shops on both sides of the walkway. There are not only 100-year old ones, famous brand ones but also specialty shops of different trades. At night, the whole walkway is lit up.

West Nanjing Road

Westgate Mall, Zhong Xin Tai Fu, Plaza 66, Jiu Guang Sogo Department Store are all around this shopping area. They mainly deal in world brand names. It has a comprehensive function of shopping, relaxation and relaxation and entertainment.

 

Fuzhou Road

Fuzhou Rd. has long been reputed as “Cultural Street ” in Shanghai. On both sides of the street are well-known book stores, publishing houses and time-honored stationery stores dealing in writing brushes, ink sticks, rice paper, ink stones, etc. Also there are Foreign Languages Bookstore and Shanghai Book City. Other novelty stores offer a wide selection of pretty greeting cards, Huizhou rice paper, silk paper, Zhoushanlian writing brushes, artistic painting frames, and etc.

huaihai Road

Huaihai Rd. at the center of city is one of the most bustling shopping streets in Shanghai. As an epitome of Shanghai's modern history, it is the showcase of its prosperity and the latest fashion with the feature of regional Shanghai culture. Huaihai Rd. facilitates a world-class shopping environment in Shanghai.