Top Places to Visit in Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the most popular places to visit in China. It’s a perfect combination of old historical places along with the modern architectural sites. Since last decade Shanghai has developed itself as a model for 21st century China. This combination of old and new monuments along with vigorous beauty and ancient Chinese culture attracts lots of people to take a visit of Shanghai. Here is a list of top places to take a look at in Shanghai.

The Bund and Huangpu River

The BundLocated on the Zongshan road along the Huangpu River, Bund is very famous tourist destination. The mother river of shanghai, Huangpu river divides the city into east and west parts and it assembles the splendid attractions of the city. Bund is considered to be the symbol of Shanghai and it consist various buildings with beautiful architectural designs. There is 1.5 kilometers long walk where you can see scenery of Huangpu River and on the other side you can see the development of Luijazui district. The architecture around Bund is so famous that it is recognized as “world architectural fair” which consist various tall building such as Baroque style, classical style, roman style, gothic style, renaissance style and it also shows combination of western and Chinese style. It is also a fantastic spot for lovers.

Yuyuan Garden

Yuyuan gardenConstructed with Ming and Qing architectural styles, Yuyuan garden is one of the most ancient garden of shanghai. This garden is an escape zone offering peace and comfort from the fast life of the surrounding city. This garden consists of 6 different areas with style of its own. This 16th century garden can be visited for days as it possesses 30 pavilions and an area of over 5 acres. With such a vast place to visit the most remarkable place is the grand rockery. There is a huge sculpture which is 46 feet high is combined with two thousand tons of rare yellow stones and rice glue. There is a spring hall in the garden where you can see the great number of weapons, announcements and homemade coins of the ancient dagger association. You can also take a visit to the stone city where there is extraordinary collection of stone gallery, engravings and stone sculpture which gives a eye stuck vision to the tourists.

Oriental Pearl Tower

Oriental Pearl TowerConsidered to be the 4th highest tower in Asia and 6th highest in the world, Oriental pearl tower is 468 meters high. The construction of this huge tower was initiated on 30th July 1991 and it ended on 1st October 1991. It is located in Lujiazui, pudong and in the northwest it is surrounded by Yangpu Bridge while on the southwest it is surrounded by Nanpu Bridge. The most attractive part of this tower is its architectural design which stops many to the people to take its view. It is designed in such a way that it is lied on the rich green grassland and the whole structure is such that looks like there is a pearl shinning on a jade plate. There are 3 large spheres which serve as an observation deck. Then there are 3 smaller spheres and 3 decorative spheres onto the tower base.

 

 

 

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