Nanjing Road, starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing'an Temple and Yan'an West Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of... more
The Bund is one of the most popular tourist attractions in China. Most visitors come here during evening as it has the most amazing light shows to highlight the buildings of Pudong, including the... more
These gardens were created in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. They aren’t like our idea of a garden with lawns and flowers. A classical Chinese garden has pavilions, fountains and ponds, arched bridges,... more
Take an elevator up to the Oriental Pearl Tower to get a fantastic view of Shanghai and Pudong. There are actually three levels (spheres) you can visit -- at heights of 90 m, 263 m, and 350 m. One of... more
Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum is located at 79 Fenyang Road, in French Concession of Luwan district. It is also known as "Garden Building" and some even call it "The Small White House" because it... more
The world trade building is the second tallest building in Shanghai and third in the world. Everyone who sees it feels that it reminds them of something. Whenever someone suggests bottle opener they... more
Despite rapid changes, you can still find traditional ways of life, shikumen homes, old lane homes, small noodle shops and all variety of commerce and action. Take some time to get out and about in... more
The City God Temple is an interesting Daoist temple located next to the Yuyan Garden and Shanghai's old city retail complex. The temple originally dates back to around 1400. It was closed during the... more
The Urban Planning Museum is a fun smaller museum located in Renmin Square. Its exhibits focus on Shanghai's buildings and infrastructure, including their history. The highlight of the museum is a... more
The Jin Mao Tower (literally "Golden Prosperity Building"), built in 1998, is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in Pudong. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in China, the fifth tallest in the world... more
After dark, take a cruise on the Huangpu River, where you can take in the beautiful sight of Shanghai and Pudong at night. The lights from the tall skyscrapers in Pudong as well as those from the Bund... more
The French Concession Villa which is now used as the Arts & Crafts Museum has many rooms reflecting the early 20th century architecture.
The villa was built in 1905 and for those times the bathroom... more
The Maglev train is advertised as “The fastest you will travel without flying!” This high speed train reaches a controlled speed of 430 km’s per hour, (267 mph,) and runs between the Longyang road... more
This wide and modern square marks the centre of Shanghai.
Surrounded by skyscrapers (and a few historical buildings), it is dominated by the museum, and the crowds circulating from mall to mall, in... more
The hustle and bustle of Yuyuan Bazaar stirs up all tourists. There is something for everyone, nice shops, cafes, fast food and for those who are still hungry for culture you are surrounded by Ming... more
This room is not open for public entry, however we obtained an excellent view through the open windows. The antique hand carrved timber furniture looked magnificent. The outlook onto the gardens and... more
The JingAn Temple was originally built in 247 A.D., but it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. It was last torn down during the Cultural Revolution, and then rebuilt about 1980. It is a... more
I visited Zhou Zhuang recently and enjoyed myself there. It is a beautiful water village, I took many pictures of the water village and it all turned out well because of it's picturesque background. I... more
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Asia with it's 20,000 square meters. It's a modern and very nice nice building - from inside as well as outside - but it was probably one of the most... more
We travelled by taxi to the Old City and our driver dropped us off a few hundred metres from the Temple entrance. Only 23 Yuan fare (approx$4) and not worth taking the train.
As we walked to the... more
The former Sassoon House, built by Sir Victor Sassoon and designed by Palmer and Turner Architects with a floor area of 36 317 square meters, was constructed between 1926 and 1929. The building has... more
The Longhua Temple (literally "Lustre of the Dragon Temple") is the most authentic and complete temple complex in Shanghai. Located in the southern suburbs of the city, the temple was first built in... more
It can be romantic evening by walking on Century Avenue at nighttime. All the high-rise buildings are lighting up to have a spectacular views of the area. You can easily find a nice restaurants either... more
Shanghai is modern China's largest metropolis and one of the greatest cities of the 21st century. Like any great city, it is many things to many people - c.f. its old nicknames "Paris of the East" and...
On our plane trip from Guilin to Shanghai, it was my first and only time with a window seat, and I took full advantage of that. I knew Shanghai was a BIG city but I never knew exactly how BIG until we...