The biggest city in the country, Shanghai is known for skyscrapers and contemporary lifestyle in heart of a booming economy. The city is a perfect blend of modern architectural marvels and historic buildings. Aside from being a financial hub, the city is also home to massive departmental stores that sell everything from luxury fashion to high-end electronics. Some of the popular destinations include waterfront The Bund, Yu Garden, and the spectacular Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
Shanghai Museum is a popular museum located in Shanghai. First opened in 1952, the museum has been the perfect place for those wanting to learn more about Chinese history. It boasts a wide and diverse collection of ancient Chinese artworks and is continuously being expanded.
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city? Then Yu Garden in Shanghai is the place for you. It offers an escape to the busy and noisy life in the city as it is a place where visitors could experience and enjoy the rich cultural history of China while admiring the scenic views it offers.
Moganshan Road is a street in Shanghai and is known for being the art district of the city. Guests who want to see and admire art will surely have a great time strolling through the street as a lot of well known artists have their studios on this streets. Factories and warehouses once stood in this street but has been replaced by art galleries which showcase the beauty of art and is a reflection of Chinese culture.
On the Bund is located on the 7th floor of a building overlooking the area beside it. The restaurant also offers various exotic dishes that visitors should try such as crispy suckling pig. Its cuisines is a fusion of flavors of the Middle East and Europe..
Buddhism actually started in India. However, it became an especially strong religious belief in China and other Asian countries. Hence, the number of Buddha statues here are pretty much as diverse in appearance as they are in country of origin. The two beautiful jade Buddha statues here, which have been the original attractions in this temple since 1882, came from present-day Myanmar. The large reclining Buddha, on the other hand, was donated by Singapore. The calm face of the resting Buddha symbolizes a relaxed attitude towards death. The magnificent Grand Hall and a beautiful adjacent courtyard are somehow symbolic of the Buddhist religion. These two areas in the temple will help you understand the serenity and calm that this religion brings to some people despite humanity’s inherent mortality.
Shanghai World Financial Center, located in Shanghai, is one of the world’s tallest buildings. It has a viewing deck where visitors can. admire the beautiful scenery of Shanghai. It also features bars and restaurants for those who wants to dine and enjoy the view while eating.
The Bund is located in the heart of Shanghai’s waterfront and historic district. There are 52 buildings in The Bund which boasts captivating architecture. There are also a lot of establishments at The Bund so people visiting would not be bored with the many activities offered by the Bund.
This resort in Shanghai houses a range of attractions such as the Shanghai Disneyland Park, themed hotels, a beautiful scenic lake as well as several recreational facilities. One of the unique highlights of the Disneyland park located here is that Disney stories are combined with attractions that are especially designed and geared towards their Chinese audience.
American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have churned out one the best-looking eclectically-designed skyscrapers ever conceptualized. One of China’s most iconic buildings, this 1,380-foot tower is a mixed-use glass and steel structure. The first to the 50th floor are dedicated to office spaces. An annex building 6-stories high houses event halls and a recreational center, among other facilities. The upper floors, on the other hand, are allocated to rooms owned by Grand Hyatt Shanghai. This hotel is crowned by the observation deck, which is on the 88th floor. This topmost section has an area for daredevils, in the form of a glass pathway without rails called the Skywalk.
A major tourist hotspot, it was built in the 10th century. Given its rich historical past, it features in many ancient Chinese legends and stories. Dedicated to the Maitreya Buddha, it is also noted for preserving the architectural style of the Song dynasty monastery of the Buddhist Chan sect.