by Alvin Lim on 10/04/11 at 3:46 am
Here is a list of seven interesting places that one should visit whenever one is in Shanghai, the well-known metropolis of China.
Shanghai is probably one of the most popular metropolis in the whole of Asia. Not only it is a popular tourist destination, it is also China’s hub in terms of economy, finance, trading, arts and technology. It is also the symbol of China’s modernization, with an amazing blend of Western and Eastern cultures.
While you are in Shanghai, there will be tonnes of interesting things for you to do, amazing places for you to visit and delicious cuisines for you to try. In this article, I will go through some of the interesting places (in my opinion) and hopefully by following this article, you will be able to enjoy Shanghai as much as I did.
Nanjing Road (31° 14′ 5″ N, 121° 28′ 28″ E)
This is the one place that all shoppers should visit in Shanghai. It’s the Shanghai’s equivalent of Singapore’s Orchard Road and London’s Oxford Street except that it’s bigger. With over 600 businesses, one can easily find anything from traditional and cheap souvenirs, to luxurious products such as Tiffany and Mont Blanc. One thing to note though, this street tends to be very crowded. Therefore it’s best not to get separated if you are traveling in groups.
The Bund (31° 14′ 19.88″ N, 121° 29′ 13.79″ E)
Also called the Museum of International Architecture, The Bund is a very famous tourist spot in Shanghai due to its rich history. It is located on the west bank of Huang Pu River. While you are visiting The Bund, pay close attention to the 26 buildings which have been built using different architecture styles such as Classicism, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. And if you miss out during daytime, not to worry because The Bund looks even more captivating at night due to its nice lighting.