ALMOST THE END OF THE BUND
The end bit of the Bund is to me really glam.
Three very nice buildings here. These buildings are almost Shanghai Bund landmark.
The one with the bell tower also known as Big Ching is really relaly beautiful - go close and admire the mosaic work. in the lobby.
Next door is the even more spectacular:
And the most gorgeous is tihis one with a huge huge done. It is the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank - i took a picture inside it and nearly got a big tell off from the guards!!!
Lu Jia Zui Financial Zone
Unlike the many financial districts in the world, this is one where the night activities rival that of the day. At the v. least, there are tons of people walking around enjoying the breeze & new architecture designed by famous architects from all over the world.
All things sweet...
Honeymoon Dessert is a Hong Kong chain specialising in, well, desserts. Actually, Chinese-style desserts. So you won't find cakes or pastries here; rather sesame soup, red bean soup, almond tea, fruit salad, glutinous rice and the like. Prices are very reasonable. Branches are found throughout the city, particularly in some of the large malls. I've tried branches in Superbrand Mall (Lujiazui) and in Jiubai (Jing'an). Probably the Thai black glutinous rice and mango in coconut juice...
Visit the Oriental Pearl Tower - Pudong
Known for its architecture, and the fact that it was the first modern building in Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl Tower is a tourist attraction for its spectacular views and its rotating restaurant.
On the day that we visited, the weather was perfect and it was quite a hot day. By the time we arrived at the tower it was becoming very overcast and within an hour the smog of the city was quite horrendous!
The easiest way to get to the Tower is to take the metro to Lujiazui station in Pudong and depart the station via exit 1. As soon as you “hit the sidewalk” the Pearl Tower is directly in front of you. The metro ticket was 4.50 Yuan and the entry to the viewing platform was 120 Yuan.
Pearl of The Orient
Shanghai is located on the coast of the East China Sea in the Yangtze River Delta. It covers an area of 6,340sq.km with a population of 16 million. As the largest economic hub & a famous port city, Shanghai is also the centre of science, technology, finance, trade, tourism, information & culture in China - a window through which China is opened to the rest of the world.
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Definitely a must-see place for all tourists to Shanghai. It is a 1.5km stretch of shoreline along the crescent-shaped Huangpu River or better known as The Bund.
At the West of Huangpu River (Puxi), you can witness the golden era of Shanghai 1920s and 1930s. An era famous for its rich tycoons, songstress and vibrant nightlife. Look out for the Gothic, Baroque & Roman architecture like The Peace Hotel, HSBC Building, Bank of China, etc.
At the East of Huangpu River (Pudong), you can see a modern Shanghai skyline with tall skyscrapers & superb architecture. This is the Shanghai's new economic and development zone. One of the tallest towers and buildings are situated at Pudong, ie. Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jin Mao Tower (which housed Grand Hyatt Hotel).
If you wish to see some chinese arts & cultures or to bring home some local speciality or souvenirs, this is the place just for you. In no time, you can shop for arts, crafts and taste the tidbits and juicy fragrant dumplings. It is an integration of garden, shops & temples & a combination of best culturual & humanistic scenic beauty of an old town.
Pudong New Area occupies 523 sq.km, it is a new economic zone developed in 1990 as the China's hub of economy and finance.
Some attractions are Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Maglev Train, Jin Mao Tower, International Convention & Exhibition Centre, etc.