Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub. Its heart is the Bund, a famed waterfront promenade lined with colonial-era buildings. Across the Huangpu River rises the Pudong district’s futuristic skyline, including 632m Shanghai Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with distinctive pink spheres. Sprawling Yu Garden has traditional pavilions, towers, and ponds.
Discover the Bund, Shanghai’s most popular place, with its colonial buildings and skyscraper, Symbolic of colonial Shanghai, the Bund has dozens of buildings of various architectural styles.
For a century, the Bund has been one of the most recognizable symbols and the pride of Shanghai. The architecture along the Bund is a living museum of the colonial history of the 1800s. You’ve never been to Shanghai if you haven’t seen the Bund.
Shanghai is one of the four municipalities of the People’s Republic of China. It is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze, and the Huangpu River flows through it..
Nanjing Road is Shanghai’s busiest shopping street lined with top-end shopping malls, old-brand shops, and traditional eateries.
Forget sightseeing, you could spend a week shopping in Beijing. From frenzied markets stacked on several floors selling everything, cheap clothing and pearls, lovely laid-back alleys full of quaint shops, and international retail, Beijing has it all.
You can see the road from our hotel room. It is always busy. Every morning we can see people dancing or learning dancing.
Tongli Water Town
We took a tour of the quiet and classic Chinese town Suzhou. 1½ hours from Shanghai. This village is about 2000 years old. Water towns, also called Canal towns, are certainly ancient and historic towns in China known for their bridges, rivers, and canals. Such towns exist in many regions in China, although those in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces are often the most renowned. Tongli Water Town is a classic Yangtze River Delta ancient water town. Almost every residence in Tongli is built by a canal.
The day started mostly sunny, but the rain took over pretty soon and after hazy and humid. This place is amazing with the food, shops, and scenery. The trip to the water village was fantastic. Too bad my photos got gray skies.
Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai at Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi. It abuts the Tourist Mart, the Teahouse, and the Yu Garden Bazaar.
Yu Yuan – a Garden Oasis in the Center of Shanghai’s Old City
Yu Garden is believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.
Beautiful to visit, but crowded.
When going to Shanghai Yuyuan City God Temple scenic spot will pass Fuyou Road, compared with the magic modern Shanghai, Fuyou Road this area is quaint, imitation of the Ming and Qing Dynasties buildings are very good.
Fuyou Road is an important commercial street in the Yuyuan tourist area. The section of which is more than 300 meters is a concentrated area of various commercial buildings, including Fuyou Commercial Building, Silver Building, Old Temple Gold and Silver Building, the First Shopping Center of Chenghuang Temple, Jewellery District, etc. The unique charm of the archaic commercial buildings that form the large roof of the curl.
We walked by the French Quarter by accident!!
This place is best done on foot. Depending on how far and what you want to cover, it could be as long as 7 kilometers.
The main draw for me was the old architecture, which is remnants from the French concession period. They did a good job of preserving the buildings so that you can still get a flavor of many decades ago.
A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is popular with tourists and ex-pats and appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and Tudor houses.
If you want to see interesting architecture, enjoy a large number of good restaurants – both Chinese and various regional food – then this is the place to check out. Lots of cool shops to visit also.
My top 11 Things to do in Shanghai
1*Enjoy green spaces at Yuyuan Garden
2*Observe Shanghai from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower
3*Bird’s-eye view the city from The Shanghai Tower
4*Walk and Shop along Nanjing Road
5*Stroll around in a Watertown
6*Enjoy exhibits at the Shanghai Museum
7*Relax, walk, eat, and shop in Tianzifang/Xintiandi
8*See Shanghai’s European architecture
9*Take a leisurely walk into the past
10*Enjoy Shanghai cuisine
11*Admire the classic skyline at the Bund