As a Major city in China, Shanghai is ultra-modern, with skyscrapers, futuristic buildings and fascinating architechture. It feels somewhat like the future in the center of Shanghai city.
Although, bursting with new buildings, Shanghai has a long and prosporous history. You'll find many temples, buildings and architechture dating back thousands of years waiting to be explored.
The Shanghai Bund
Location: east one Zhanshan Road, Shanghai
No.20, 22, 37, 42, 55, 71, 135, 921
Open Hours: all day
Admission Fee: free
The bund, which extends from Jinling Road in the south to the waibaidu bridge in the north, is a 1.5-kilometer-long boulevard on the western bank of the Huangpu river. walking along Zhongshan Road, not only can visitors enjoy the scenery of Huangpu River but have a glimpse of the development of Lujiazui district on the other side of Huangpu River. The architecture along the bund is unanimously honored as a "world architectural fair", including all kinds of tall buildings like the gothic style, the baroque style, the roman style, the classical style, the renaissance style and the combination of Chinese and western style. A romantic place for lover's.
Being 1700 meters long, the lover's wall is a box-structure wall with reviewing stand built above to prevent the flood. The reviewing stand was paved with 140 thousand colored bricks and granite stone with 32 semi-circled reviewing balconies facing the Huangpu River, 64 squared lights along those balconies. the reviewing stand is arranged with 21 bowl-shaped flower terraces, square or six-angled pavilions and stone benches of all shapes.
b. "world architectural fair"
The quintessence of the bund is architectures lined up along the bund, the so-called "world architectural fair". There are well-known China bank building, peace hotel, customs building and hsbc bank building. those buildings are harmonious both in architecture colors and skyline. no matter it is a far look or a stroll between the buildings, you can feel its grandeur, elegant and dignified bearing.
Recommended Time for Visit: night.
Maglev Train Ride
The Maglev train is an incredible technological achievement and the first Maglev train ever used in the business world. This type of train doesn't run on tracks instead uses powerful magnetism to keep the train elevated on runners. This means the train runs completely smooth and can operate at incredibly high speeds up to 430KM/h. If you come to Shanghai we recommend taking a trip on this train as the experience is quite incredible!
To reach the train go to Line 2 of the subway and take a train from LongYang station to PuDong Airport.