Shanghai was the biggest and most prosperous city in the Far East throughout the 1930s. Previously 20 years it’s again become a nice-looking city for tourists from all over the world. Shanghai is just a fascinating mix of East and West. It’s historic houses that blend the styles of Chinese houses with European design flair, and it’s one of many richest collections of Art Deco buildings in the world.
There are numerous different companies offering sightseeing buses with various routes and packages covering the key sights such as the Shanghai Zoo, Oriental Pearl Tower, and Baoyang Road Harbor. A lot of the sightseeing buses leave from the Shanghai Stadium’s east bus station.
Things to accomplish at Shanghai include visiting the city’s world-class museums and art galleries, such as the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum; wandering through lovely gardens and parks; or getting in some shopping, especially in the “New World” pedestrian area using its luxury boutiques and galleries. Also fun is exploring the city’s many fine old temples and traditional pagodas.
Shanghai is a great city for walking, especially in the older areas of the city such as for instance The Bund. It can also be home to what amounts to one of many world’s most impressive collections of Art Deco architecture. Huangpu Park is just a pleasant place to see, and has an interesting museum dedicated to The Bund’s history. Outer Garde, the impressive building is notable because of its lovely roof ornaments, figurative representations in bas-reliefs, and window openings, in addition to its dragon-adorned walls. See the priceless statues of the Jade Buddha Temple and Longhua Temple.
The Oriental Pearl Tower is the key skyscraper that defines the Pudong skyline. People’s Park is a great place to allow them to run around. The park is just a small bit north of People’s Square but it’s easy to explore both. Century Park in Pudong is home to a river where fishing is allowed, a kids’ recreational area, trails to perform, a small beach area, an outdoor music theater, trees, ponds, pretty landscaping, and more.