Shanghai, The Old and New

Shanghai, The Old and New

Shanghai is a transport hub with the world’s busiest port, a global financial center and a centre of art and culture. Filled with ultramodern skyscrapers it is one of the most urbanised cities in Asia. Despite all of this, the city manages to retain the beauty of its ancient architecture for future generations. With so many impressive buildings, we can see why it was once called the “Paris of the East”.

SIGHTSEEING

Visitors who appreciate classical western architecture should go to The Bund with its iconic strip of neo-classic, neo-gothic, neo-baroque and neo-renaissance style buildings by the river. This area also contains the city’s most prestigious banks, consulates and restaurants. Another landmark is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is the third tallest building in the world, standing at 468 metres. Aside from TV radio towers, the city also has hotels, souvenir shops, museums, and Shanghai Tower which is the second tallest building in the world and the tallest structure in China. Despite all the skyscrapers, the city has also retained its spiritual elements with Longhua Temple being its busiest temple. Moreover, there are many places for shopping such as Nanjing Road for luxurious goods. The road is closed and becomes a pedestrian street from 18:00 to 9:00 the next day so visitors can walk all night. If you’re looking for value, go to Longhua Market where bargaining is the norm.

EATING

1221 Bus : Yanan Xi Road

 

The restaurant offers a perfect combination of Chinese and Western recipes, which has become a favourite among expats.

Fu 1039

 

A Chinese Restaurant that can’t be missed. We recommend the pork steamed with soy sauce.
Tel. +86 5237 1878

Xin Wang Metro : Shanxi Nan Lu

 

Visitors can enjoy inexpensive Guangdong-style food here.

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