Shanghai Wild Animal Park

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About 35 kilometers from downtown Shanghai is China’s first wild animal safari park, where painstaking efforts have been made to simulate the natural habitats of the resident animals. Over 200 species are segregated according to eating habits: zebras, giraffes, lions, tigers and other fascinating creatures, which can be viewed from the safety of a bus touring through the park. (The buses are not in immaculate condition, but they appear safe.) Visitors can also walk through a bird garden, butterfly area and a petting section, and catch regular shows featuring sea lions and other performing animals.

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178 South Road Shanghai, 31 201300 China+86 21 5803 6000

Nan Pu Bridge

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Nan Pu Bridge, built in 1991, has navigation overhead clearance of 46 meters, accommodating any steamer with tonnage of 55,000. With a full length of 846 meters and width of 30.35 meters, the bridge has six motorways and two pedestrian lanes. The bridge’s two towers are of reinforced concrete and stand 154 meters high. Twenty-two pairs of high-tension wires tightly connected with the steel beams of the main section of the bridge flank the towers. Historically it is the first modern, heavy-duty bridge in China, spiraling over the Huang Pu River like a gigantic dragon lifting its head and trunk.

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Nanpu Bridge  is a station on Line 4 of the Shanghai Metro. This page shows journeys you can make directly from Nanpu Bridge. For more details view the ExploreShanghai interactive Metro map centered on this station.

Pudong New Area

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Larger than Shanghai itself, the Pudong Mew Area is on the eastern bank of Huangpu River. Before 1990.when development plans were first announced—Pudong constituted 350 sq km of boggy farmland supplying vegetables to Shanghai’s markets. Now the veggies are grown elsewhere as Pudong has become a Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

Shanghai‘s second metro line opened at the end of 1999 and connects Pudong with Puxi. The Waigaoqiao harbor area is being upgraded into a major container port and the US$ billion Pudong International Airport opened as the main international airport in late 1999.

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Shanghai Aquarium

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This new and modern indoor aquarium offers visitors a glimpse of life on the ocean floor. Access to the exhibits is through an unusual entrance comprising a mock airplane and a flight of stairs resembling an Inca Temple. Schools of colorful fish are viewed against a backdrop of themes, such as a sunken pirate ship, mountain streams and rain forests. The aquarium also features a touching pool, and tanks housing unusual crustaceans, sea-horses, corals and anemones. Perhaps most impressive is the deep ocean and sea floor exhibit that brings visitors face-to-face with sharks, sea snakes and other creatures of the deep.

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Address: 1388 Lujiazui Huan Lu, Pudong.Near Oriental Pearl Tower


Phone: 5877-9988

Hour: Open 9am-6pm

Lujiazui  is a station on Line 2 of the Shanghai Metro. This page shows journeys you can make directly from Lujiazui. For more details view the ExploreShanghai interactive Metro map centered on this station.

Huangpu River Night Cruise

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Huangpu River Night Cruise - on shownbylocals.comThe Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai . Nanpu Bridge , Yangpu Bridge and Oriental Pearl TV Tower compose of a huge picture scroll. The Gallery of World Architecture on the west bank sent off the new high-rises on the east bank. Now the new Lupu Bridge shows its majestic appearance at night. Recall the old Shanghai , enjoy the modern Shanghai , and prospect the future Shanghai .

Jade Buddha Temple

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The Jade Buddha Temple ( pinyin: Yufo Chan Si),literally Jade Buddha Chan Temple) is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China. As with most modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 metres tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddha’s death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.

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During the rule of emperor Guang Xu in the Qing Dynasty (1875-1908), Hui Gen, an abbot from Mount Putuo went on a pilgrimage to Tibet via the two famous Chinese mountains Mount Wutai and Mount Emei. After Tibet, he arrived in Burma. Whilst there, Mr. Chen Jun-Pu, an overseas Chinese resident in Burma, donated five Jade statues of Buddha to Hui Gen, who transported two of them back to Jiang-wan, Shanghai. Here Hui Gen had a temple built with donated funds, and died shortly thereafter. This temple was occupied during the 1911 uprising, and the statues were moved to Maigen Road.

An Abbot by the name of Ke Chen later had a new temple built on land donated by a Mr. Shen. The construction took ten years, and lasted from 1918-1928. Ke Chen also invited Reverend Di Xian from Tian Tai mountain to come and lecture on Buddhism in a magnificent ceremony.

In 1956, a ceremony was held at the temple by the Shanghai Buddhist Association to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of Gautama Buddha‘s enlightenment.

In 1966, during the Cultural Revolution, the monks made a living by selling handicrafts.

In 1983, Shanghai Institute of Buddhism was established at the temple under the Shanghai Buddhist Association.

In 1985, Monk Zhizhi Xuan and others made a trip to Dunhuang via Xinjiang. Shortly after their return, regular scripture lectures, meditation and other features of temple life were resumed.

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Add: 170 Anyuan Road
Tel: 021-62663668

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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

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The Oriental Pearl Tower ( pinyin: Dongfang Mingzhu ) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. The Oriental Pearl Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai.

It was designed by Jia Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it is the tallest completed tower in Asia, and the third tallest tower in the world after the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada and the Ostankino Tower in Moscow, Russia . It was also the tallest structure in China from 1994-2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Oriental Pearl Tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.

The tower has approximate coordinates 31°14’30 N and 121°29’42 E.

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

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The tower features 11 spheres, big and small. The two biggest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 m (164 ft) for the lower and 45 m (148 ft) for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each 9 m (30 ft) in diameter. The highest sphere is 14 m (46 ft) in diameter.

The entire building is supported by three enormous columns that start underground.

The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m (1148 ft). The lower levels are at 263 m (863 ft) (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m (295 ft) (Space City). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m (876 ft) level. The project also contains exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall. There is also a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres
Address: 1 Pudong Century Avenue, Shanghai
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Shanghai Xintiandi is an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city’s historical and cultural legacies. At this 30,000 square meters area, Shanghai Xintiandi’s Shikumen attraction was created by converting residential blocks into a multifunctional dining, retail and entertainment center flowing with restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars of an international standard. With its infinite charm, Shanghai Xintiandi is where “yesterday meets tomorrow” and “east meets west” in Shanghai today that make it become not only the best venue to learn the historical culture and modern life of Shanghai but also an ideal recreational place for Chinese and foreign tourists.

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Address: 181 Taicang Lu,near Madang Lu

South Huangpi Road  is a station on Line 1 of the Shanghai Metro. This page shows journeys you can make directly from South Huangpi Road. For more details view the ExploreShanghai interactive Metro map centered on this station.

Yuyuan Garden

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A famous classical garden in south China, it was once famed as the “top beauty in southeast China”. First built during the Ming Dynasty, 400 years ago, by a Sichuan minister of finance named Pan Yunduan, it has been renovated several times by the government since the Liberation. It is now one of the key relic sites of the national protection. The garden is divided into the scenic sections of “Mountains and Forests in the City¡”, “Magnificent Woods and Beautiful Valleys”, “Historical Relics of Heralding Spring”, “Water and Rockery Scenery”, “Tops in the World” and the Inner Garden.


Add: 218 Anren Road. near Fuyou Lu

Tel: 021-63282465

Opening: 8:30-17:00

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The Bund

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The Bund ( pinyin: Wàit?n) is an area of Huangpu District in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. 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. The Bund is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.

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Add: Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai

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