Shanghai: what to see, a travel between skyscrapers and technology

bund shanghai
bund shanghai

What to see in Shanghai, traveling to the places of interest to visit, itinerary of monuments and attractions, from the Bund to Pudong.

Travel Guide Shanghai

Shanghai is located in China along the Huangpu River near the delta of the Yangtze River on the East China Sea. It ‘an immense city, grew very rapidly, which attracted people from the hinterland of China and abroad. Its inhabitants, compared to the average Chinese, are more open to the outside world and more willing to experiment with new stuff, especially if the West.

The city is oriented to the realization of ambitious projects in order to achieve new goals, its gleaming skyscrapers soar on the riverfront, its port stands for global traffic volume, its airports, especially to Pudong International Airport, pass thousands of passengers a day and its streets accommodate heavy traffic.

What to see in Shanghai

Bund is an area of Shanghai, whose name was given by the British, which is derived from Bund Band, Hindustani word meaning coastal road or dock. Is the most popular tourist attraction of the city, a symbol of its colonial past, a variety of historic buildings, including the Peace Hotel and the Bank of China deco style, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, achieved by combining the neo-Hellenic and the eastern, former HongKong & Shanghai Bank, sumptuous Neo-Classical mansion now houses the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, and many other buildings that today have become major shopping centers, famous restaurants, cafes and art studies.

Former French Concession: neighborhood characterized by a European architecture of the colonial era, with ancient and beautiful residences, located in the heart of Shanghai. Quiet place to stroll, is distinguished by the sophistication and the international style, with restaurants and art galleries, trendy boutiques and cafes.

Xintiandi: in the former French Concession is Xintiandi, a neighborhood completely renovated, with traditional houses Chinese stone, called shikumen, restored and designed in various activities. It ‘a place of entertainment very popular and frequented by international tourists.

Hongkou park is also called lu xun park, it is a park with a boating lake, peaceful setting where the Museum of the Lu Xun Memorial Hall and the Tomb of Lu Xun, the novelist and essayist, considered the founder of modern Chinese language , who died in 1936.

People’s Square is located in the park of the same name, in the Huangpu District. Commercial, political and cultural center of Shanghai, covering a very large area that was once occupied by a racecourse frequented the upper middle class Chinese and British. The space includes the Grand Theatre in Shanghai and other interesting architecture, including the Shanghai Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the exhibition hall of Urbana, an amusement park, restaurants and cafes. Over the weekend a corner of the square is reserved for the marriage market where, according to Chinese custom, the parents sponsor the children who want to organize their wedding.

Pudong district where the financial district of Lujiazui, a modern and cutting edge located on the east side of the Huangpu River, across from the Bund, characterized by towering skyscrapers. Among the main attractions that are located in this part of town stand daring buildings including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Building, Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Tower.