Description: The most populous city in the country China and the most populated country in the world is here. A city having a population of about 24 million people. It is a transport hub with the worlds busiest container port of the world. It lies in East of China. It is a major shipping and trading town from centuries. It’s port has economically potential and its location gives it an overall importance. Shanghai is renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, museums and historic buildings, such as the ones along The Bund, theCity God Temple and the Yu Garden, It has been described as the “showpiece” of the booming economy of mainland China
- The Bund: 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. The architecture along the Bund is unanimously honored as a “World Architectural Fair”, including all kinds of tall buildings like the Gothic style, Baroque style, Roman style, Classical style, Renaissance style and the combination of Chinese and Western style. It is a romantic place for lovers.
- Yuyuan Garden: Yuyuan Garden was first established in Ming dynasty by a mandarin named Pan yunduan who used to be the governor of Sichuan and later expanded greatly. The Yuyuan Garden was considered thebest garden in southeast China. It enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. It became the headquarters of the dagger association or small-sword group uprising (an uprising in 1853 led by the dagger association, a secret organization, against the foreign imperialists in Shanghai and Xiamen of Fujian province). Now a great number of weapons, home-made coins and announcements used by the dagger association are on display in the spring hall of the garden. A large-scale restoration of the Yuyuan garden was conducted after the establishment of prc and it was opened to the public formally in 1961.
- Oriental Pearl TV Tower: Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with a height of 468 meters high isthe 4th highest in Asia and the 6th highest tower in the world. Construction commenced on July 30th, 1991 and was completed on October 1st, 1994. It faces the Bund across the Huangpu River. Built with eleven steel spheres in various sizes hanging from the blue sky to the green grassland, the body of the tower creates an admirable image, which is described in an ancient Chinese verse as: large and small pearls dropping on a plate of jade(大珠小珠落玉盘). The tower consists of 6 main parts: 3 gigantic columns，the 1st sphere called bottom ball(下体球)，the 2nd sphere known as upper ball(上体球),the 3rd sphere called space capsule(太空舱)， other 5 small spheres, basement and the square. There is a totally transparent panorama lift between the columns offering a quiet good view of Shanghai. This was the first wholly transparent elevator in the world. The Oriental Pear Radio & TV Tower has 3 main sightseeing floors where tourists could enjoy the city view from different heights. The Space Capsule (the 3rd sphere) is 350 meters off the ground and at 263 meters is the major sightseeing floor, the 2nd sphere. There are 2 outdoor sightseeing floors. One is 259 meters off the ground (in the 2nd sphere) and the other is 90 meters from the ground, in the 1st sphere. Tourists can visit these parts together or separately. The basement houses the Shanghai Municipal History Museum. The Oriental Pearl Science Fantasy World is located in the 1st sphere. A revolving restaurant is 267 meters off the ground, making it the 2nd highest dining area in Asia.
- World Financial Center
Invested more than USD 1 billion, the Shanghai World Financial Center close to Jinmao Tower, is designed mainly by the Mori Building Corporation from Japan and more than 40 other corporations. With 104 floors including three underground of a total 492 meters height, Shanghai World Financial Center is the second highest building in Shanghai.
5. Jade Buddha Monastery
Jade Buddha Monastery, one of the most famous Buddha religious temples, is situated in Shanghai, which is a modern, bustling city in China. It attracts many visitors locally and overseas to Shanghai every year, especially during the Chinese New Year.There are a lot of religious events hosted by the temple. The temple can pursue silent from sound, and is described as a clean land in the busy city. The main and popular structures of the temple are the great Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, the Jade Buddha Tower; others are the Kwan-yin Hall, Amitabh Hall, Tang Hall, Dining- Room, also Recumbent Buddha Hall.
Weather: The best time to visit Shanghai is from October to November. This short autumn season boasts comfortable temperatures and lacks the crowds and rain showers of summer – the peak tourism season. Winter travelers can encounter chilly weather, making urban exploration less enjoyable.
Flights: Flights are comfortably available from New Delhi to Shanghai. There are Non Stop flights available such as Air India, China Eastern. And connecting flights such as Sri Lankan, China Southern etc