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Shanghai is the largest city in China, as well as home to the world’s largest port. Tourists can see the glowing lights of the Pudong District for miles and Nanjing Road is one of the busiest streets over the world. Don’t let the yachts and skyscrapers fool you, though Shanghai also contains beautiful, ancient temples and traditional street-side shops. It’s no wonder why Shanghai has been called the Queen City of the Orient. In this chapter, you may get further information of both the traditiona scenes and the modern sites in Shanghai. Don’t be hesitate, just take your photograph and look around this amazing city right now! .

Shanghai Attractions

Wai Tan (The Bund)
The Bund is the symbol of both old and new Shanghai. It is a 4-km-long waterfront boulevard along the western Bank of the Huangpu River, stretching from the Waibaidu Bridge in the north to the Nanpu Bridge in the south. The name "Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian term meaning "a muddy embankment," recalling the flood barriers that used to line around it. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Shanghai was still a small seaside town on the shore of the Huangpu River, and the Bund area was a mere muddy, shallow waterfront. During the early 20th century china began allowing western counries financial activity, and shanghai became “pearl of the east”. The bund area became home for major foreign trade and finance instituetions. Today, there are 52 buildings of different architectural styles on the bund, creating a live museum of International Architecture. Shanghai’s significance in china’s development, both currently and a century ago, gives the Bund spe cial cultural significance. The bund is now onsidered to be a historic symbol of Shanghai, a combination of colonial heritage and futuristic progress. a source of great pride to the Shanghai people and the most famous touristic spot in shanghai. 

Nanjing Road
 Pedestrian Street
Nanjing road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and one of the world's busiest shopping streets.nanjing road east and west create a long stripe of endless shopping options, and the padestrian part (nanjing road west)is famous for its international brands, bright lights and mostly the post modern combination of modern and traditional retailing. Indeed, the "No.1 commercial street of China ", offers hundreds of trdational little shops and foods along side the biggest western barnd names and junk food.

Yuyuan (Yu Garden)
A visit to the yu yuan garden offers traditional style souvenir markets, parks and temples. All contributing to a special taste of old Shanghai. Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren rd., the garden was built in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. 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 its existence, Yuyuan Garden had undergone many changes. During the late Ming Dynasty, it became very dilapidated with the decline of Pan's family. In 1760, some rich merchants bought Yuyuan Garden and spent more than 20 years reconstructing the building, but it was damaged again During the Opium War of the 19th century. The Yuyuan Garden you see today is the result of a five year restoration project which began in 1956, displaying halls, chambers, towers and pavilions, as well as the gardens all inspired by the Ming and Qing Dynasties style. Area bordered by Fuyou Road, Jiujiaochang Road, Fangbang Road and Anren Road, Old City, Shanghai This complex of markets, parks and temples offers a rare taste of old Shanghai. The halls, chambers, towers and pavilions, plus the rockeries and flowing streams were inspired by the Ming and Qing Dynasty garden design of South China. 

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located in Pudong Park in Lujiazui, Shanghai. The tower, surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors year-round. The 468 meters high tower is the world's third tallest TV and radio tower in the world.However, even more alluring than its height is the tower's unique architectural design. Visitors travel up and down the tower in double-decker elevators that can hold up to fifty people at the rate of seven meters per second. The inner tower is a recreational palace, while the Shanghai Municipal History Museum is located in the tower's pedestal. The large lower sphere has a futuristic space city and a fabulous sightseeing hall. From here, on a clear day a visitor can see all the way to the Yangtze River. The base of the tower is home to a science fantasy city. The five smaller spheres are a hotel that contains twenty-five elegant rooms and lounges. The pearl at the very top of the tower contains shops, restaurants, (including a rotating restaurant) and a sightseeing floor. It is amazing that this ultra-modern tower combines ancient concepts such as the spherical pearls, with 21st Century technology, commerce, recreation, educational and conference facilities. All of this and it really is a TV and radio tower that services the Shanghai area with more than nine television channels and upwards of ten FM radio channels. Admission Fee: CNY 50 Opening Hours: 08:00 to 21:00 Recommended Time for a Visit: Four and a half hours 

 Mao Tower 
The jin mao tower is an 88-story landmark supertall skyscraper in the Lujiazui area , Pudong district of Shanghai. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. Until 2007, when the World Financial Center was built, it was the tallest building in the people’s republic of china. It is also the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height. Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, it is a centerpiece of the Pudong skyline. While you're there you might want to send out a postcard from what is officially the world's highest post office. Alternatively, enjoy the view of the Hunagpu River at Cloud 9 - the world's highest bar at the time of writing - on the 87th floor of the Grand Hyatt and photograph the hotel's astonishing barrel-vaulted atrium, one of the world’s tallest. Add: 88 Century Ave, udong Tel: (021) 5047 5101 

Zhu Jia Jiao 
Water Town 
The picturesque Zhu Jia Jiao (“zhu’s family village” in chinese) is the “Venice of Shanghai”. Located one hours drive from Shangahi, The classic water town, famous for it’s signature five-arch bridge crossing the Cao Gang River, has been there for over 400 years now. Zhu Jia Jiao used to be an important local trade town, shipping goods in and out of its man made canals out to the river. Today, the city is mostly a touristy sight, attracting visitors to it’s pictorials alleyways and canals and two impressive temples. 

Xin tian Di 

Located in Shanghai City center, south of Huaihai Zhong Lu, Shanghai Xin Tian Di Pedestrian Street has become an urban tourist attraction that holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city. It retains antique walls, tiles and exterior of the Shikumen housing style- a product of Chinese and Western architecture styles that was common in shanghai in the mid-1800. In the early 1900's, it was the main residential buildings style in Shanghai. as the city developed, this unique style began disappearing, and an idea of reconstructing it emerged in 1997, when xin tian di was built. The concept was to reflect local history and culture, and also create tourists attractions. The traditional style restoration is home to the most fashionable galleries, bars, café’s, boutiques and restaurants. When walking down Xin Tian Di, you get to taste both Shanghai in the 1920's and the sonic modern lifestyle of urbanites of the 21st century. Xin Tian Di is divided into two parts: the South Block and the North Block. The South Block mainly consists of modern architecture with Shikumen architecture as an accompaniment. Its North Block kept the old Shikumen architecture style, forming a contrast to the modern South Block.One the favorite locations for the expatriate Community in shanghai. 

Fengjing Traditional Town 

As a typical market town south of the Yangtze River, Fengjing has long been known as "pass two bridges within a few steps, and a chance glimpse catches ten rivulets" for its surrounding water network and numerous rivulets inside. The whole town is rich in trees and buildings with gurgling water and elegant lotus here and there. So it is also known as "Town of Lotus ". 

Finding a weekend getaway in Shanghai is a relatively easy task if you identify where you want to go, what you want to do, and the hotels and restaurants that best suit your tastes. Jinshan beach has it all and is an ideal candidate for weekend seaside escape. You may enjoy sunbathing, sailing a boat and beach volleyball there. Different summer activities are held in the beach every year, such as "Youthful July", "Joyful August", "Romantic September" and "Splendid October".

 View Garden 
Located at the lakeside Dianshan in Qingpu in Shanghai, Grand View Garden is a complex in typical architectural style of the Qing Dynasty (1616A.D. ~ 1911A.D.). The garden is modeled from the scenes described in "The Red Chamber Dream", one of the greatest Chinese novels. Because the landscapes in the garden and the stories depicted in the book shine mutually, the Grand View Garden quickly, become an attractive scenic spot in Shanghai area in recent years. 

 Buddha Temple 
Built between 1911 and 1918 in Song dynasty style, the jade Buddha temple is one of Shanghai's few Buddhist temples, But one of the city’s main tourist attractions. The main attraction of the temple is a 1.9m-high pale green jade Buddha It is said that Hui Gen (Wei Ken, a P tuósh n monk) travelled to Myanmar (Burma) via Tibet, carried ǔā five jade Buddhas back to China. Two of the Buddhas ended up in Shanghai. The beautiful Buddha figure, clearly Southeast Asian in style, can be admired from a distance. A similarly elegant jade reclining Buddha can be found downstairs, opposite a much larger copy in stone.A great time to visit the temple is in February, during the Lunar New Year, when many Chinese Buddhists visit and pray for prosperity. The surrounding shops can supply everything you need to generate good luck, including bundles of spirit money to burn in incense pots. A great place to experience of shanghai’s traditional Chinese angles. Anyuan Rd & Jiangning Rd, West Nanjing Rd Tel: (021) 6266 2668 08:30 - 16:30 

She Shan Moutain

Shanghai Sheshan National Holiday Resort is located at the northwest of Songjiang District. 30 kilometers away from downtown Shanghai, the Foxiang Spring, Xixin Spring, Sanleng Spring, and Meigong Angling Projecting Rock add luster and beauty to each other; the Wooden Fish Stone, Qilongyan Stele, QilongAncientPath, Songyue Terrace, and Moon Shadow Tower set off each other; the Huanglong Cave, Immortal Cave, Three-Phrase Artificial Waterfall, Dragon Pond, Dishui Guanyin are new scenic spots that give tourists a pleasant impression; the unique Lansun Villa and Forest Bathing Pool provide tranquil and comfortable places for tourists to spend their holidays in leisure. 

Jing’an temple 

1686-1688 West Nanjing Rd, Jing’an, el: (021) 5213 1586 The Jing'an Temple (Temple of Tranquillity) was originally built in AD 247 but was largely destroyed in 1851. Khi Vehdu, who ran the Jing'an Temple in the 1930s, was one of the most remarkable figures of the time, famous for being nearly 2 meters tall and having seven concubines. The temple was shut down during the Cultural Revolution and turned into a plastics factory, but was recently restored and open for visitors. The temple's drum and bell towers have been well-restored. The main hall is located In the main court, where there is a golden statue of the laughing Buddha in a splendid glass cabinet, supported by 18 enlightened Buddhist figures. Good times to visit include the Festival of Bathing Buddha on the 8th day of the 4th lunar month and on a full-moon. 

Oriental Land, located on the shores of Dianshan Lake in Qingpu District, serves not only as recreational and social center, but also the "lungs of the city." Visitors can test their speed, stamina, strength, and balance by climbing manmade rocks, walking over a longbridge, or trudging around lakes. Health experts provide health-care tips and diet suggestions after the test.More and more city residents come to the area on the weekend for its clean air and ecological environment. 

Shanghai French Concession 

The French Concession is an area of Shanghai that used to be the home for French traders and businesspeople in Shanghai. Today, it is one of the hippest places in town, endowed with European style buildings and a trendy restaurant, café and art scene. In recent years, the French Concession has become a favorable location for the expatriate community in shanghai. It is well-known for its narrow, full of trees streets and the unique blend of European and Chinese architecture styles. This area allows one to taste the atmosphere of Shanghai as an international city in the early 20th century. Sitting in one of the plentiful pictorials café’s you can really feel that The like Shanghai might be reclaiming its old glory. 

Parks and Gardens
Shanghai's parks are splendid places for a stroll, combining scenic vistas with people-watching. They are particularly lively at dawn, when locals gather for their morning exercises ranging from taiji quan (tai chi) to ballroom dancing. Due to the scarcity of play space for children, nearly all parks have a children's section, however small or dilapidated. In addition to those listed here, Shanghai has many smaller parks that offer some reprieve from the urban jungle. One of the newest is in the Xujiahui District,Xujiahui Gongyuan, built in 1999 on the former grounds of the Great Chinese Rubber Works Factory and the EMI Recording Studio (today's glamorous La Villa Rouge restaurant), with entrances at Zhaojiabang Lu and in the west at the intersection of Hengshang Lu and Yuqin Lu. The park has a man-made lake with a sky bridge running across the park, and offers a pleasant respite for Xujiahui shoppers.





Xi Jiao Guesthouse Park
A large, green, quiet park. Great for family picnics

6270 3470

6270 3476

No.1921 Hong Qiao Rd.

Zhong Shan Park 中山公园
Small lake and rowboats

6252 5225

6252 5225

No.780 Changning Rd.

Shanghai Zoo

6268 7775

6268 7692

No.2381 Hong Qiao Rd.

Chang Feng Park 长风公园
Large lake with rowboats

6245 3270

6245 4828

No.451 Da Du He Rd.

Aquaria 21  长风海洋世界
Massive 10,000sqm South American themed underwater world aquarium

5281 8888

6286 1355

Gate 4, Chang Feng Park
No.451 Da Du He Rd.

He Ping Park 

6503 0518


No.891 Tianbao Rd.between Dalian Rd. and Xingguo Rd.

Lu Xun Park 鲁迅公园
Lake and rowboats, tomb of Lu Xun

6540 0009


No.2288 North Si Chuan Rd.

Renmin Park 



Between West Nanjing Rd.and People Square

Botanical Garden  植物园
80 hectares of gardens,more than 1200 bonsai

6451 3369

6470 3460

No.1100 Long Wu Rd.

Jin Jiang Amusement Park 

6484 0844


No.201 Hong Mei Rd.

Century Park 上海世纪公园
140 hectares ecologial preserve

3876 0588

5833 5621

No.1001 Jin Xiu Rd.Pudong

Shanghai Wild Animal Park 

5803 6000

5803 7371

Nan Hui San Zhao Zhen,Pudong

Dong Ping Senlin Park 

5933 8266


Chong Ming,Bei Yan Rd.

Tourism related Organizations





Shanghai Municipal People’s Government

6321 2810


200 People’s Avenue

Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission

6439 1818-2702

6439 1519

Huating Guest House, 2525 Zhongshan Xi Road

Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government

6256 5900


1418 Nanjing Xi Road 

Travel Agents




E-mail or Website

Great West Travel
(Suite 660 East Tower, Shanghai Centre)

6279 8489

6279 8488

AC Travel Mart

6271 8159,
1350 193 4596

China Express Tour

6279 0783


Rm. 412, Donglong AIA Building, 223 XiKang Road

China Travel Service

6247 8888

6247 5878

China Base

5456 2253,

Concordia Int’l Travel Service

6289 7000

6289 7799

Country Holidays
(Suite 13C, 445 Jiangning Road)

(3F, Building 63, 421 Hong Cao Road)

800 820 6666

5426 1600

FantAsia Travel Consulting
(3B, Jiali Mansion, 1228 Yan’An Road)

6281 9161/2 – 118/119,

Destination Travel Agency
(34 DongJia Du Road, corner of ZhongShan Nan Road)

6314 5505-118

5359 0632

(6F, JinJiang Xiangyang Plaza, 993 West Nanjing Road)

5109 7033
6271 0245

Forbidden Frontier Inc

6471 8222

6431 7273

Great Travel
(Rm 305, 2574 Xie Tu Road)

6464 3609
6464 3610

6428 8372,

Gu Quan Travel Agency

6209 4372
6278 5889
1391 613 7099

6278 5889

Guilin Golf Tour

Henderson-Miramar Hotels
Reservations Centre

6270 5539

6270 5489,

Holy Land Travel Service
(Rm704, Bldg 44, Lane 1818 Chang Ning Road)


6225 4461

Insight Vacation
(3/F, 599 Jiangsu Road)

6226 9744

6226 6814

Jin Jiang Optional Travel
(7:30am-10pm, 1277 Beijing Road West)

6472 0354
6445 9525

6472 0184


Jin Jiang Tours Gubei Branch

1390 184 1246
6208 7990

6209 3765

KACHE Professional Travel Service

6289 0188

6289 3879

Mart Tours & Travel

5382 3435
5382 7281

5382 6099

5464 0213

6438 3225

Qantas Holidays/China Holiday Tours
(Rm709, Central Plaza, 227 Huangpi Bei Road)

6375 8866

6375 8486

Raymond Travel
(1/F, West Tower, 8 Ji’nan Road)

5382 7869
6385 6888-721

6384 8988

Shanghai China Int’l Travel
(1277 Beijing Xi Road)

6289 0025
6289 8899-438

6289 3018

Shanghai Dong Hu Int’l Travel Agency
(8:30am-5pm, Bldg 8, Ruijin Hotel, 118 Ruijin Er Road)

6415 0877
6473 6844



Shanghai Great World Int’l Travel Service

6327 8242
3311 0151

6327 0006
6358 5037

Shanghai Jetour Travel

6295 2222

6294 9705

Shanghai Spring Int’l Travel Service
(24 hours, 1558 Ding Xi Road)

6252 0000

Shanghai Yi Feng Travel

2402 8216-806
2402 8214-802

2402 8221

Tibet Tourism Bureau
(2B, Qi Hua Bldg, 1375 Huai Hai Zhong Road)

6321 1729

6323 1016

Travel Quick Services

6210 6740
6210 6498

6272 8248

Yangtze Travel

1300 329 3551


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