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Things to see in Shanghai

One of the most modern cities in China is Shanghai and is home to many expats from around the world. This city has transformed itself from the nineties onward and has now many modern skyscrapers. The river front is referred to as the Bund and houses some of the former colonial buildings. It has been completely done up for the 2010 expo which was held in Shanghai.

On the other side of the Bund is there area of Pudong located. There you will find the largest and most modern of all skyscrapers which now define the skyline of Shanghai. These include the Pearl tower and the Shanghai world financial center  The main shopping street in Shanghai is Nanjing Road which at night is lighted with many neon lights showing the classical view of a modern Chinese city. Besides it modern developments, some of the historical parts have been retained. The most important is the historical Yuyuan gardens which contain many examples of old Chinese architecture. The area around is contains many old buildings as well, including a Chinese zigzag bridge. Some of it does look overly restored, but the area of Yuyuan remains attractive and is visited by many tourists.

For a nice walk go the French Concession and although it does not have major sight it is a pleasant part of town. Around Shanghai there are several water towns which still show some of China's historical past. One which is easy to visit is Qibao as it can be reached by metro.


Shanghai travel photo gallery

 



Yuyuan market.

Yuyuan market.

 



Yuyuan market in Shanghai.

Yuyuan market.

 
Ancient style buildings of the Yuyuan market.

Ancient style buildings.

 


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City God Temple of Shanghai.

City God Temple.

 
City God Temple.

City God Temple.

 



Yuyuan market busy with people.

Yuyuan market busy with people.

 
Chinese styled building in Yuyuan market.

Chinese styled building.

 
Temple in Yuyuan, Shanghai.

Temple.

 



Old building in Yuyuan, Shanghai.

Old building in Yuyuan.

 



Yuyuan garden.

Yuyuan garden.

 



Bridge over the water in Yuyuan garden.

Bridge over the water.

 
Chinese house in Yuyuan garden.

Chinese house.

 



Yuyuan garden, Shanghai.

Yuyuan garden.

 
Chinese history in Yuyuan garden.

Chinese history in Yuyuan garden.

 
Yuyuan garden in Shanghai.

Yuyuan garden.

 
Zigzag bridge in Yuyuan.

Zigzag bridge.

 
Pond in the Yuyuan gardens of Shanghai.

Pond in the Yuyuan gardens.

 
Chinese gate in Gucheng park.

Chinese gate in Gucheng park.

 
The Bund in Shanghai.

The Bund.

 
Old buildings on the Bund.

Old buildings on the Bund.

 



Landmark on the Bund, Shanghai.

Landmark on the Bund.

 



Nanjing road, Shanghai.

Nanjing road.

 
The famous Nanjiing road shopping street.

The famous Nanjiing road shopping street.

 
Pedestrian zone of Nanjing road.

Pedestrian zone.

 



Chinese stores on Nanjing road.

Chinese stores on Nanjing road.

 
Shop advertisement in Chinese.

Shop advertisement in Chinese.

 
Building at the end of Nanjing road.

Building at the end of Nanjing road.

 



Skyline of Shanghai.

Skyline of Shanghai.

 



Modern highrise buildings.

Modern high-rise buildings.

 
Modern and old architecture in Pudong, Shanghai.

Modern and old architecture.

 
Pearl tower.

Pearl tower.

 
Pudong district.

Pudong district.

 



Modern architecture in the Pudong district of Shanghai.

Modern architecture in the Pudong district.

 
Pudong district in Shanghai.

Pudong district.

 
The Bund during sunset.

The Bund during sunset.

 
Old buildings on the Bund during sunset.

Old buildings on the Bund during sunset.

 



Skyline of the Bund in Shanghai.

Skyline of the Bund.

 
Pearl tower in Shanghai.

Pearl tower.

 



Tall office buildings in the Pudong district.

Tall office buildings in the Pudong district.

 
Shanghai world financial center.

World financial center.

 



Nanjing road by night.

Nanjing road by night.

 
Neon lights of Nanjing road.

Neon lights of Nanjing road.

 



Nanjing road, shanghai.

Nanjing road.

 
The main shopping street Nanjing road by night.

The main shopping street Nanjing road by night.

 



Shanghai skyline by night.

Skyline by night.

 
Shop selling fresh fish.

Shop selling fresh fish.

 
Bridge over the river Po in Qibau.

Bridge over the river Po in Qibau.

 
Water town of Qibao.

Water town of Qibao.

 
Ancient Chinese water town of Qibau.

Ancient Chinese water town.

 
Old buildings in Qibao.

Old buildings in Qibao.

 
Shanghai Pudong skyline.

Pudong skyline.


Internet sites with travel information about Shanghai

 

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