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This central Shanghai hotel is a brilliant example of classic colonial-era architecture, and if you value atmosphere, history and charm, it will be a fantastic place to stay. Just to the north of the Bund across Suzhou Creek, the Astor House is a pleasant ten-minute walk north from Nanjing Dong Lu and its metro station.

  • The Waibaidu Bridge

    The Waibaidu Bridge

    The Waibaidu Bridge (Chinese: 外白渡桥; pinyin: Wàibáidù Qiáo), called the Garden Bridge in English, is the first all-steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China. The fourth foreign bridge built at its location since 1856, in the downstream of the estuary of the Suzhou Creek, near its confluence with the Huangpu River, adjacent to the Bund in central Shanghai, connecting the Huangpu and Hongkou districts, the present bridge was opened on 20 January 1908. With its rich history and unique design the Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Its modern and industrial image may be regarded as the city's landmark bridge. On 15 February 1994 the Shanghai Municipal Government declared the bridge an example of Heritage Architecture, and one of the outstanding structures in Shanghai. In an ever-changing metropolis, the Waibaidu Bridge still remains a popular attraction, and one of the few constants in the city skyline.

  • The Bund

    The Bund

    The Bund (simplified Chinese: 外滩; traditional Chinese: 外灘; Shanghainese: nga3thae1; Mandarin pinyin: Wàitān) is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centres on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.

  • Oriental Pearl Tower

    Oriental Pearl Tower

    The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower (Chinese: 东方明珠塔; pinyin: Dōngfāng Míngzhūtǎ, official name: 东方明珠广播电视塔) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund makes it a distinct landmark in the area.

    It was designed Mr. West. Principal designers are Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin and Zhang Xiulin. Construction began in 1990 and the tower was completed in 1994. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

    The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night.

    On 7 July 2007, Oriental Pearl Tower was host to the Chinese Live Earth concert.

  • Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    Shanghai Ocean Aquarium

    The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium (Chinese: 上海海洋水族馆) is a public aquarium located in Shanghai, China.

    Designed by Advanced Aquarium Technologies, the aquarium includes a 120-meter (390 ft) tunnel that takes visitors through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef, and is one of the longest such tunnels in the world.

    It is home to an Oranda goldfish named Bruce after Bruce Lee which measures 17.129 inches (435.1 mm) in length.

  • Binjiang Avenue

    Binjiang Avenue

    Binjiang Avenue, located in Lujiazui Financial and Trade Area, its opposite side is the Bund. It is a tour spot which integrates the sight-seeing and environmental greening. The avenue is 2,500 meters long, along the bank of Huangpu River,there standing the world-famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

  • Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussauds Shanghai has become famous throughout the world for its lifelike wax figures. Now, there are nearly 80 wax figures, including Yao Ming, Liu Xiang, David Beckham, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton. Each costs more than a million yuan, and they are all elaborately made in the London studio that has more than 200 years of wax making experience. The completed figures are exhibited in seven Theme Pavilions---Behind the Scenes, charm of Shanghai, Historic Celebrities, Movies, Music, Sports and Speed. Behind the Scenes will show you how a wax statue comes into being. In the charm of Shanghai Pavilion, visitors can have an authentic experience of life in old Shanghai. The Historic Celebrities Pavilion shows legendary figures from history. In addition, Madame Tussauds Shanghai will bring new wax figures into being from all walks of life.

  • Jin Mao Tower

    Jin Mao Tower

    The Jin Mao Tower (simplified Chinese: 金茂大厦; traditional Chinese: 金茂大廈; pinyin: Jīn Mào Dàshà; literally "Golden Prosperity Building") is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height. Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, it is part of the Pudong skyline. Its height was surpassed on September 14, 2007 by the Shanghai World Financial Center which is next to the building.[3] The Shanghai Tower, a 128-story building located next to these two buildings and now under construction, will be even taller.

  • Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road (Chinese: 南京路; pinyin: Nánjīng Lù) is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Prior to 1949, the road's English name was rendered "Nanking Road" using the standard romanization of the time.