Shanghai, one of the best cities in China. It located on China’s east coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River. It is named as the Pearl of the Orient. As a shanghaiese, I’m qualified to be a guaid for a wonder Shanghai Vacation. Since there are so much much much words to say, I will collect the most famous spots to introduce first and in the next article I will continue to write more about it. Hope it will supply more useful information for your Shanghai Travel.
People’s Square Area
Shanghai Museum (Chinese:上海博物館) is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People’s Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. The new museum building is designed in the shape of an ancient, bronze, tripod cooking vessel called a Ding( Chinese: 鼎 ). It is said that the inspiration for the design was specifically provided by the Da Ke Ding, now on exhibit in the museum. The building has round top and a square base, symbolising the ancient Chinese perception of the world as “round sky, square earth”. It is one of the landmark building in Shanghai. It owns a treasurable collection of 120,000 precious art works, including ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting, calligraphy and so on.
Opposite this Chinese tranditional Building, there is a very modern dazzling building — Shanghai Grand Theatre. It is designed by a French architect who came up with a complete design scheme including materials and lighting. The building seems to be made almost entirely from glass and the reflections of artificial and natural light are simply stunning. People’s Square covers 140,000 square meters Surrounded on all sides by mammoth and overpowering constructions, new buildings attack you from all sides, include Shanghai Concer Hall and Shopping area.
How to get there? There are No.1, No.2 subway could get to the People’s Square. Station name is just the People’s Square.
Yuyuan Garden Shopping and Food Area
Another spot which could show the tranditional Shanghai is Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. It has more than 400 years history. ( Not far from the People’s Square ). Yuyuan Garden occupies an area of 20,000 square meters (about five acres). However, the small size is not a representative of the attractions of the garden. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders.
Around the Garden, it’s a shopping area. There are many chinese tranditional feature shops and very very delicious shanghai-style snacks restaurants. The most famous populor snack is Nan xiang xiao long( Chinese: 南翔小笼 ). Although you need be more patient and wait for long time since it’s always long queue there, it deserves. The most famous restaurant is Lubolang ( Chinese: 绿波廊 ). It has hosted heads of state from more than 40 foreign countries, such as President Clinton. You could taste most of the Shainghai - style snacks and top-class tea at there. If you travel in autumn, you will have the chance to taste another shanghai wonderful food the crab ( Chinese 蟹 ) there.
Yuyuan Garden open time: 08:30 to 17:00
How to get there? Bus: 11, 26, 64, 730, 926, 980, 932
Lodge: Since shanghai is a travel city and millions of travellers from all over the world come there whole year. Then book a hotel in advance is a wise choice. Make your reservation by Hotels Combined and click the city Shanghai. Choose the hotel which the most convenience for you.
See you next time. To be Continue….