A picture of typical old...
A picture of typical old Shanghai: long narrow lane. Lane culture has great influence on Shanghai people's characteristics.
An American friend's comment on Shanghai people is that Shanghai people are always well dressed.
Take the subway!
Take the subway if you are in Shanghai if your destinations are within walking distance from the subway station.
There are clear signs and route map in each station. This will beat the heavy traffic and hassle of driving around or taking a cab.
A showcase of Shanghai yesterday, today & tomorrow
The Bund is one of the icons of Shanghai. Within this small area you will see the city as it was almost a century ago and the city as the urban planner envision it to be in the future.
At one part of the waterfront you can see the old buildings built by the European settlers who traded in the port after it was opened as a result of the Opium Wars. It is like you are transported to a European city with is buildings styled in many types of European architecture.
On the other side of the the river you will see the ultra modern Pudong district highlighted by the majestic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Expo grounds and the soon to be completed Shanghai World Financial Centre. It is a sure sign of how much Shanghai and China in general has grown economically since they decided to open their country to the world.
The beautiful Huangpu river divides the old and new sections of the city. You can take a cruise along the river savoring the nice cold breeze as well as taking in the sights. You can also try crossing the river via the Bund sightseeing tunnel which travels under the river.
The Shanghai Museum was established in 1952 and relocated twice before finding a permanent home at its present location, south of the centrally located People's Plaza, in 1996. More than 120,000 precious and rare works of art in 21 categories make the Shanghai Museum the most remarkable cultural institution in the city.
The Shanghai Museum is a four-storied building that occupies a total area of 39,200 square meters.
Altogether, there are eleven special galleries and three exhibition halls in the Shanghai Museum:
The Ancient Chinese Bronze Gallery, the Ancient Chinese Sculpture Gallery, the Ancient Chinese Ceramics Gallery, Zande Lou Ceramics Gallery, the Chinese Painting Gallery, the Chinese Calligraphy Gallery, the Chinese Seal Gallery, the Ancient Chinese Jade Gallery, the Chinese Ming and Qing Furniture Gallery, the Chinese Coin Gallery, and last but not least the Chinese Minority Nationalities' Art Gallery.
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I am a graduate student of ECNU(the East China Normal University). I have stayed in shanghai nearly for seven years and i am quite familiar with shanghai.
anybody who want to visit shanghai can contact with me ,i am quite happy to show you around shanghai.