Resplendent Shanghai

By | January 27, 2014

Shanghai. It is difficult to imagine how this humble fishing village of the mouth of the Yangzte River has come to become the largest city in China and the eighth largest in the world. And it has also become the pride of China for many other reasons: a vast and progressive city with a superb and splendid past. It is an epicenter for art and culture as well as for trade. In addition, this cosmopolitan city has much to offer to the curious tourists and has become a popular destination among travelers from the East.

For those who are unaware of this city, does not adopt a chronological approach of sights to savor the history of first Shanghai well why part: time Imperial Ming dynasty (1368-1644 dC.)? In the area of Puxi (West of the river), visit Yuyuan, a private garden of traditional style Ming built in 1559 and opened to the public in 1961. It contains gardens of stone, cloisters, halls, corridors, ponds and many picturesque corners. Second part: the thirty years visit the Bund (Wai Tan), whose streets are dominated by European architecture. This area was the commercial and financial district of Shanghai and in government buildings and foreign companies were located. Scroll down the French concession, a neighborhood full of shikumen houses, buildings, art-deco, cafes and shops.

The city’s hedonistic past becomes manifest in the large number of colonial-style buildings. If you want to know really what is shopping in Shanghai, nothing better than the Nanjing Road. Part III: century XXI crosses the River Huangpu to Pudong and will find the Wall Street of China. If you want to enjoy a spectacular view of the city from above, climb to the Tower of the Pearl of the Orient, one of the tallest buildings in the world. There is a wide selection of hotels in Shanghai, as well as an endless array of culinary options, from very rich food of the street of Wujiang Road checkpoints to the elite and expensive restaurants in Xintiandi. In China celebrate many traditional festivals and, if prefer to arrive at the heart of Chinese culture, might be a good idea plan your trip so that it matches any of these events. However, avoid the Spring Festival (Chinese new year), which is celebrated in February, since most of the sites close. For more information, visit the official website of Shanghai.


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