Overview : One of the most recognisable landmark in Shanghai today is the Bund.There is a distinct contrast between the old and classical Bund at... more »
One of the most recognisable landmark in Shanghai today is the Bund.There is a distinct contrast between the old and classical Bund at... more » Puxi. On the other side of the river, are the sky scrapers and modern towers at Lujiazui, Pudong, the financial center of Shanghai, and China.
Shanghai is unlike other major cities in China, it does not have the rich and long history of ancient China, but it is among the earliest Chinese city to enjoy international recognition and influence. Even without the ancient history, this walk is a classic in Shanghai. Explore the international buildings, with influences from all over the world.
It is hard to imagine that a small fishing village would one day grow into this magnificent city . less «
Wear light clothing in summer, it is hot and humid in Shanghai. Don't forget to bring bottles of water and umbrellas or rain jackets.... more » June or July (summer) also happens to be the wettest months in Shanghai.
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This museum is so unique that it is impossible not to include it in the itinerary.
This museum is really delightful and interesting, it narrates the past, present and future of the postal services in Shanghai. There are also replicas of the buildings; an elegant mail carriage in the courtyard; collection of early chinese stamps as well as... More foreign countries,even the Qing dynasty stamps, can you imagine? There is a beautiful baroque clock on the roof top with a garden, and superb views of the Huangpu river, Suzhou creek,and city skyline.Less
Built and established in 1846 during the Qing dynasty is one of the most prominent structure from the 18th century is now a a living museum with most of its original characteristics left intact.
In its history had enjoyed many firsts; It was one of the earliest to be lit by electric lamps in 1882, the first telephone in Shanghai was used in... More Astor House too!
Once touted as one of the world's most famous hotel, it still stands proudly. It is a popular hotel even today, and hosts countless international guests.Less
Waibaidu bridge probably revered as the most significant bridge in Shanghai, it is also called the Garden Bridge by foreigners.
This artistic and industrial looking bridge made up by a mesh of metal frames. It is an unique historical icon as well, as it is the only surviving camel back steel bridge in China. The steel truss were imported from... More Britain.
You can enjoy a panaromic view of the Huangpu river with the Bund and the ultramodern Lujiazui from this prime location. The historical Suzhou creek is in the background, making it postcard perfect.Less
Huangpu park, the earliest park in Shanghai settles neatly at the northen end of the Bund. It was the earliest park created in Shanghai and was closed off to the locals (Chinese citizens) in the french and european occupation. Now it also serves as a popular recreation park to the locals.
Next to the park is the Monument of the People's Heroes ... Moreerected in the 1990's to commemorate the revolutionaries matyrs as well as those who lost their lives fighting natural disasters in Shanghai.The structure stands 24 meter tall,and is built in the stylised shape of three rifles standing and supporting each other.Less
The Industrial and Commercial Bank Building or otherwise 24 on the Bund, is a fine historical showpiece. A glance into history and how a bank could look like in old Shanghai - grand exterior and a charming and intimate interior. A high luxurious glass ceiling right in the center of the hall adds glamour to the building.
20 on the Bund or the Sassoon building, has a magnificent 1600msq octagonal glass ceiling. Now it houses the 5 star hotel, Fairmont Peace hotel. This hotel has seen many famous personalities like Charlie Chaplin, General Marshall and George Bernard Shaw.
The Old Jazz Bar Band is located here evoking golden memories of yesteryears.
One of the most significant and probably the most glamourous building along the bund. Exterior of the building is in neoclassicism style and you would be awed the moment you stepped into the building. You can see 4 complete exquisite marbled iconic orders. These are so rare that there are only 6 of them in the world today, the other two are in... More Paris Louevre. Unfortunately, photographs are not allowed inside the building.
It has retained the essence of what a top bank should look like in the old days. Surely the the modern banks can only play second fiddle to it.
If you love architecture, don't miss going into this building.Less
Formerly known as Shanghai Club for the elites, now this building been restored to its former glory as the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It is home to the longest italian marble bar counter, around 100 meters long, the longest in the far east.
The facade of the hotel presents a style of English classicism in the Renaissance period.
One of the best place to get a photo shoot of the whole bund,and has a small history museum of the Bund too.It stands out with the unique Atonoba rococco stle tower.There are only two Atonoba style tower in the world now,the other is in Norway.
Nanjing pedestrian street is the longest in China and probably one of the busiest pedestrian street in the world.This street is highly commercialised with malls and shops selling varieties of products like jewellery,arts and crafts,clothes,shoes, with many restaurants that whet the appetite of any foodie.
A truly colourful street especially at ... Morenight when the neon light are turned on, giving it a carnival like atmosphere.
It is also one of the most congested street on this planet especially during the peak tourists season.Less
A gourmet street, with many chinese local cuisines. The best shanghai xiao long bao and fried dumplings can also be found here at Jia Jia Tang Bao and the Yang's fried dumplings.
For those wishing to refill their stomach, drop in for some truly authentic Shanghainese food. But bear in mind you may have to wait in line, as the outlets are very... More popular among locals. The saying goes when in Rome do what the Romans do and when in Shanghai do what we do - you wont be disappointed but probably come back for a second helping the next day.Less