ABOUT SHANGHAI

Shanghai is one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of more than 20 million as of 2017. It is located on the Yangtze River Delta and sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle  portion of the east China.

 

The city is the commercial and financial center of mainland China. In the last two decades Shanghai has been one of the fastest developing cities in the world and rightly is described as the "showpiece" of the booming Chinese economy.

 

Shanghai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. The Lujiazui Skyline, the Bund, the City God Temple or the Yu Garden. Inrecent years,  a great deal of architecturally distinctive and even eccentric buildings have sprung up throughout the city. Notable examples of contemporary architecture include the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the People’s Square precinct, and the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. 


Shanghai is sometimes considered a center of innovation and progress in China. It was in Shanghai, for example, that the first motor car was driven and(technically)the first train tracks and modern sewers were laid.

 

The Bund

The Bund, also called Waitan, is a waterfront area in central Shanghai and is regarded as the symbol of the city. It is on the west bank of Huangpu River and winds 1500 meters in length. The most famous and attractive sight of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The 1,700-meters long flood-controlwall, known  as 'the lovers wall', is located on the side of Huangpu River andonce was the most romantic corner in Shanghai. After renovation, the monotone concrete buildings that lovers leaned against in the past have been improved into hollowed-out railings full of romantic atmosphere. Standing by the railings, visitors can have a "snap-shot" view of the scenery of Pudong Areaand Huangpu River.

 

Yu Yuan Garden

Yu Garden was a private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. It was the largest and most prestigious of its era in Shanghai when it was completed, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite lay out, the beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the  highlights of Shanghai. In Chinese YuYuan means "Garden of Happiness". The highlights of the garden are: classical Chinese architecture, exquisite sculptures and carvings, and the busy Yuyuan bazaar. It perfectly blends decorative halls, elaborate pavilions, glittering pools, zigzag bridges, pagodas, archways, and impressive rockeries. Feel relaxed as you wander through the corridors andarchways; stop to gaze at the famed Exquisite Jade Rock, a 5-ton, porous, beautifully-shaped, spikyrock; or climb to the top of the Great Rockery. For those looking for a glimpse into ancient China, as reflected in movies and books, this is the place.

 

Nanjing Road 

Nanjing pedestrian road is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. It is the world's longest shopping district, approximately 5.5 km long, and attracts over 1 million visitors daily. Here are located most of Shanghai's oldest and largest department stores, as well as a variety of domestic retail outlets, and traditional eateries with a long history. Tourists and guests often celebrate various holidays at Nanjing Road, such as the Chinese New  Year, New Year's Eve, Christmas and Easter. Some parts of the buildings and shopping malls seen infront of Nanjing Road may host a fireworks display over the street.

 

EXPO

Expo2010 was held in Shanghai, from 1 May to 31 October 2010. It was a major World Expo and the theme was "Better City – Better  Life", signifying Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as the "next great world city. It had the largest number of countries participating and was the most expensive Expo in the history of the world's fairs. The Shanghai World Expo was also the largest World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square km. By the end of the expo, over 73 million people had visited – a record attendance – and 246 countries and international organizations had participated. On 16 October 2010, the expo set a single-day record of over 1.03 million visitors.

 

The Oriental Pearl Radio &TV Tower 

The Pearl of Orient is a TV tower located almost in the middle of the Lujiazu is kyline in the Pudong New Area by the side of the Huangpu River. At 468 meter shigh it makes a distinct landmark in the area. Constructions began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1994. The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequencesat night. The tower has fifteen observatory levels. There is a revolving restaurant, exhibition facilities and a small shopping center. Between the two large spheres there is also a 20-roomhotel called the Space Hotel. The upper observation platform has an outside area with a glass floor.

 

The Huangpu River

The Huangpu River flows through Shanghai and divides the city into two parts, the Puxi and the Pudong, and flows into the Yangtze River. It flows for about 113 km and has a width between 300 and 770 meters. It is known as the Mother River with a multi function of drinking water, navigation,  flood control drainage, fishery and tourism. The rivers scenery during the night should not be missed.

 

Shanghai Disneyland Park

Shanghai Disneyland Park is a theme park located in Shanghai Pudong New Area, and it is part of the Shanghai Disney Resort. The park is operated by Walt Disney Parks and Shanghai Shendi Group. Construction began on April 8, 2011 and the park opened to the public on June 16,  2016.

The park covers an area of 3.9 square kilometres(1.5 sq mi). It has seven themed areas: Mickey Avenue, Gardens of Imagination, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Tomorrow landand Toy Story Land.

In Shanghai Disneyland there are many exciting live performances and a variety of wonderful, happy experiences.

 


Organized by:
U-merge

Co-organized by:
Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine

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