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  • The Bund

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    You look at the Bund, with futuristic buildings in one bank of the river, and classical ones in the other, and something looks... odd. I was not very familiar with Chinese architecture but... those buildings... it seems that I saw them somewhere else, but not in China! Russia! Of course! The old Bund is a mixture of styles and epochs, displayed...

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  • Lujiazui / Pudong

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    the view of the ultramodern district of shanghai! Shanghai is home to more than 4,000 buildings, but it is the Huangpu's east-bank development, Pudong, that is the star of the Show in Shanghai. In 1990, this area was still marshy farmland but now in 2009 or 19 years later, Pudong has become a New Open Economic Development Zone, and has emerged as...

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  • Nanjing Lu

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    The city is so huge, if one has just a few days, the best thing to do is... to go back for more! I liked that we stayed along Nanjing Road. That way, we got to stroll along this long avenue filled with so many interesting things to see. The food, I must say. I loved the steamed dumplings, Xiao Lung Bao.

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  • Shanghai Meseum (People's Square)

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    Nowhere else in China the idea of modernity is so strong! Maybe because the modern buildings are everywhere, with remarkable diversity and architecture, maybe because nowhere else is so noticeable the contrast with traditional construction. Day or night, Shanghai is proud of its look.

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  • Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar

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    I was impressed by the development and organization of Shanghai. What they show to us today has nothing to do with the generalised idea of China. We had to look at the small narrow roads, to see the old China living, according to the expected standards, but in good harmony with the construction boom all over.

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  • Xu Jia Hui

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    Xu Jia Hui Cathedral Xujiahui Catheral, the largest Catholic church in Shanghai, was constructed at 158 Puxi Road in 1910. It is a French Gothic construction. The two belfries tower over the sky. The outer walls are made up of red bricks. The eaves, gates and windows are of Gothic design. The church is richly ornamented by marble sculptures. The...

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  • Suzhou

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    The route of the silk in the Middle Ages finished here: Suzhu is the city of the silk. You could buy all kind of beautiful cloths and things made by real silk. Suzhu is located to the north of Shanghai: we arrived there in half an hour by car.

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  • Zhou Zhuang

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    Although Shanghai has few landscapes, there are many small cities around Shanghai with beautiful scenes. The picture is the West Lake, which is a famous scene in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang and near Shanghai.

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  • Jade Buddha Temple

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    Yu Fo Temple Namely Jade Buddha Temple, is the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. It houses a 1.9-metre-tall jade statue of Buddha carved out of a single piece jade whose color is lustrously and spotlessly white. The look of the the figure is dignified with a kind face. Besides, this rare treasure in the world, there is another jade Buddha...

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  • Travel Brochures and Hotel Business Card

    Pick your travel brochures from the hotel lobby and ask the receptionist to write the places you're interested to visit in Chinese characters. The translated brochures come in handy as you can show them to the cab driver. Here are useful brochures:Ten Leisurely Streets of Shanghai - Nanjing St (high-end shopping), Doulun st (modern art), Hengshan...

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  • My mum's visit to Shanghai (part 1)

    My mum and auntie visited Shanghai in June 2005 as part of their packaged tour to the eastern part of China, slightly less than 1 year after my visit to Shanghai. Attached are some of the photos of Shanghai taken by my mum for your viewing :) Do look at part 2 as well :)

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  • Eat some Dragonfruit

    During the conference, we enjoyed many different Asian cuisines, most of which I had tasted at some point before, but one that hit my palate for the first time was the Dragonfruit.Dragonfruit is actually warm climate cacti, and is commercially grown all around the world these days.I actually could not verify whether these originated in China or...

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  • Neon Lights at Night!

    Shanghai is actually a very interesting city. The city has 19 million people living there, which is relatively the same population of Australia and New Zealand combined, yet it has twice as much neon as ANZ as a whole!During the day, most of the buildings look dull and boring... but at night the town really comes alive with lights!There is plenty...

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  • Yu Garden

    Yu Garden is another place worth visiting. The Yu Garden is characteristics of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty. It is a private garden in the southeast of Shanghai, with a history of more than 400 years. The Garden, reminiscent of those in Suzhou, features more than 30 halls and pavilions.

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  • Yu Garden

    Yu Garden is another place worth visiting. The Yu Garden is characteristics of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty. It is a private garden in the southeast of Shanghai, with a history of more than 400 years. The Garden, reminiscent of those in Suzhou, features more than 30 halls and pavilions.

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  • Samba Dance in Shanghai ???

    Yes, there was actually a Samba dance performance just outside the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower when I was there in September 2004. I actually stopped and watched the colourful performance for a while and really enjoyed it :)

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  • Architecture of Modern Buildings

    I find that the architecture of the modern buildings in Shanghai is quite interesting, especially some of the buildings are of shinning colours, as well as innovative shapes such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Also, the modern buildings in Shanghai are being built at a very fast rate, especially in Pudong area. This city is really growing and...

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  • View from top of Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    The view from the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is simply amazing, as you can see 360 degrees of the entire city and huangpu river. The fee going up is about RMB$60 but it is really worth it.

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  • Peace Hotel at Nanjing Road

    The historical Peace Hotel located at Nanjing Road just next to the Bund is the most famous hotel in Shanghai, and many historical figures have stayed here before. Not to be missed when in Shanghai.

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  • Xujiahui Cathedral

    Near to the Xujiahui shopping area, there is a large and impressive cathedral worth visiting. This cathedral resembles those commonly found in Europe. I was lucky as I managed to witness a wedding outside the cathedral !

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  • Waibaidu Bridge

    When you are at the Bund, do visit the simple but historical Waibaidu Bridge across the Huangpu River. You will find some street vendors selling items on this bridge. This bridge is located near to the Monument of the People's Heroes at the Bund.

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  • The dragon head sculpture at Yuyuan...

    When you are in Yuyuan Gardens, do lookout for the dragon head sulpture, which is supposed to be one of the most famous display of the Yuyuan Gardens.

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