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Just being in another culture offers many things to do by watching and observing everyday life in one f China’s largest cities. Shanghai has many prominent sights to see and lots of historic places where the past has left its mark. Get your bearings by visiting Peoples Square and then spend time at the Shanghai Museum (South side of peoples Square). With many exhibits from Shanghai’s past including a notable ancient bronze section this is a place to appreciate the history of this great city. The Yuyuan Gardens in the Old City give a feel to the historic past of Shanghai where classical Chinese architecture can be seen. For a 1920’s feel and some of the best art deco designs in the world walk along the Bund or around the French Concession. In particular Shaoxing Road and Fuxing Road are notable examples. This area is also known for its boutique shopping and good restaurants. More modern architecture is found in the Pudong district. The Oriental Pearl Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Asia and has light shows at night, and the Shanghai World Financial Centre is the second largest building in Asia. In the Bund there is a sightseeing tunnel opposite Peace Hotel which goes under the river and is an interesting experience for visitors. A cruise down the Huangpu River is also available from this area and popular with visitors. On the other side the promenade is a popular meeting place for locals.

Shanghai has many temples, the most notable being the Jade Buddha Temple and the Longhua Temple (2853 Longhua Road). At Jinshan Donglin Temple there is over 700 years of history in the building. Why not try some of the famous Shanghai cuisine and take a culinary tour through the streets (www.edibleshanghai.com). Perhaps a visit to the theme park at Shanghai Happy Valley (888 Linhu Rd, Songjiang) to spend a few hours. For some a trip to the Shanghai City Beach is entertaining with bungee jumping, kite competitions and volleyball tournaments (north bank of Hangzhou Bay). Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy the Nanjing Road where there are pedestrian walkways and many shops, mainly for the tourist. Crafts are found in the Yuyuan Bazaar. Boutiques are found along Xinle Lu in the French Concession. Xujiahui Metro Station is known as a good place to visit for computers and consoles. Xintiandi is a popular entertainment and eating area of Shanghai (South Huangpi Lu Xintiandi) and has a popular nightlife scene. It is also where Shanghai Circus World can be found giving performances. At the Shanghai Botanical Garden stages of evolution and plant development can be seen as well as indigenous flora to China (1111 Longwu Road). Shanghai has several art museums reflecting the interest in the city. These include the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art (27 Duolun Rd) where contemporary work is displayed, and the Liu Haisu Art Museum named after its benefactor and displaying ancient work and calligraphies (1660 Hongqiao Rd). With so much to see in Shanghai a stay in this great city is guaranteed to be a highlight of any holiday.

 

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