Shanghai is China’s largest and richest city: China’s biggest and most prosperous city oozes an atmosphere of vitality and rival New York and Paris in terms of modernity. There are many places that Western tourists can find in Shanghai which can offera cosmopolitan atmosphere with a rich Chinese culture. This blend of old and new offers tourists a wide variety of experiences that are sure to be memorable. The following are some sights and attractions that Shanghai has offered for people from all over the world.
1. Yu Yuan Garden
Yu Garden is an important traditional tourist resort in Shanghai, which enjoys the reputation of “the crown of beauty in southeast China”. Most exquisitely decked out, the garden offers charming and pleasant views. With noble flora and exotic rocks setting off each other, it serves as a perfect model of “famous garden of Jiangnan”. Inside the garden there is the site of the famous uprising of Shanghai’s Small Sword Society in Qing Dynasty. On the 440 anniversary of the establishment of Yu Garden, comrade Jiang Zemin brandished his writing brush and left the inscription of “Famous Garden above the Sea”. The famous scenic spots of the garden include the Wall of Cloud Piercing Dragon, Spring Transforming Hall, Yu Linglong (Jade Exquisite), Moon Appreciating Pavilion, Ancient Performance Stage, Grand Rockery.
Address:132 Anren Street, Huangpu District 地址：黄浦区安仁街132号
2. The Bund
This famous waterfront has been Shanghai’s center since the mid-1800′s. It offers a taste of the past with the colonial structures along the promenade and a view of the future across the river in Pudong. The city’s historical landmarks as well as new 21st century structures can all be seen along the 1 mile walk. It can get extremely crowded during the day, so try to see it in the early mornings along with the locals doing tai-chi or at night under the glow of all the buildings.
Bus Line: Line 33, 37, 55, 65, 868 to East Nanjing Road Station
3. Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Centeris a skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Japanese Mori Building Company. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the hotel component, containing 174 rooms and suites. Occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, it is the second-highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower.
Address: no. 100 century avenue, pudong new area, Shanghai
Xin Tian Di is divided into the North and South Blocks. The South Block is the more modern of the two and is home to one of China’s first major shopping centers as well as boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. Shikumen architecture lines the streets in the North Block providing a contrast to the modernity of the South Block.
Bus line: Line 146, 781, 911, 926, 42 to Xin Tian Di Station
5. Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Museum is the premiere museum of Chinese art and artifacts in China. it is considered by many to be the best museum in China, the Shanghai Museum has 11 galleries and over 120,000 historic artifacts. The exterior evokes a bronze urn, which is appropriate since the museum holds the world’s greatest collection of Chinese bronzes. The Stone Sculpture Gallery and the Bronze gallery are the most popular with collections dating back to the 18th century B.C. There are also special exhibitions on occasion that can be quite fascinating.
Address: 201 Peoples Avenue, Shanghai
6. Nanjing Road
Nanjing Road is one of the most popular shopping street in Shanghai, famously named one of the World’s Seven Great Roads in the 1930s. At night the neon lights shine like the Las Vegas strip. With hundreds of shops and restaurants there is something for everyone. It runs west to east from People’s Park all the way to the Bund.
Bus Line: Line 64, 922, 928, 929 to Nanjing Road Station
7. Jade Buddha Temple
It is one of the Temples that have received the most guests and heads of state from home or abroad in Shanghai and the country. Though it is situated in the busy city proper, the temple can seek quiet from noise, and is extolled as a pure land in the bustling city. The main structures of the temple are the Devajara Hall, the Mahavira Hall and the Jade Buddha Tower. And at sides are the Kwan-yin Hall, the Amitabha Hall, the Tang Hall, the Dining- Room and the Recumbent Buddha Hall.
Address: 170 Anyuan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai