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Contents

Oriental Pearl Tower

Shanghai Museum

The bund

Old Town

Nan-jing Lu

Lung-wa-ji (temple)

Yuk-fo-ji

Other Places



Oriental Pearl Tower  (A in City-map)


The tower is 486 meters high, located on the opposite side of the river from the Bund (Chung-shan-i Lu ), next to the Shanghai International Convention Centre, in the Pu-dung district.

Viewing Shanghai via its observation platform is a must in order to soak up the surrounding atmosphere of modern Shanghai.

Metro:- Line no. 2 to station 7 (Lu-ka-chou)

Bus:- 81, 82, 85, 870, 872




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The bund (Chong-shan-i Lu)  (B in City-map)


By the side of the riverbank is a boulevard known as the Bund. Along the Bund and still standing are the old European style buildings that were foreign banks, government buildings and trading companies during the beginning of 19th century and which now house government departments, although some are again occupied by foreign companies.








Nan-jing Lu      (C in City-map)


There is so much to see that a leisurely stroll westward from the Bund could take several days to cover just a short distance. From a mixture of European style buildings near the Bund area the scene gradually changes to a facade of both Chinese and old colonial style buildings, with occasional proudly standing modern design skyscrapers, all of which add to the fun of the experience. On the other hand, the most important is the multitude of different types of interesting shops displaying vast varieties of products on both sides of the road.
Certainly one cannot resist the temptation of "come and get me", as we part with our money in exchange for something interesting that one cannot locate outside China. When one feels like having a break, there is no shortage of coffee shops, restaurants or fast food outlets to choose from. Alternatively, it is quite enjoyable to take a stroll in the Ren-mum-kung-yuen (Park) and watch the world go by.





Nan-jing Lu by night

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Yuk-fo-ji                  (D in City-map)

Situated on the northwest side of Shanghai, on An-yuan Lu , where the famous white jade Buddha is located at the back of the site. There is no shortage of worshippers during every first and fifteenth day of each lunar month, as well as the special festival days, asking Buddha's blessing for family or world-peace.






Jade Buddha

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Shanghai Museum    (E in City-map)  


Ren-mum-kwong-cheung


Ren-mum-kun-yuen (Park)


Metro:- Ren-mum-kung-cheung (Ib interchange)


Shanghai Museum



Old Town    (F in City-map)

Between Fong-bang-chong Lu and the Fou-yeo Lu near the Chong-shan-er Lu where Sing-wong-miu (the Temple of the City God), Yau-yuen and Wu-sum-ting are located.

Buildings with traditional Chinese decor are located in these areas, with shops selling Chinese arts & crafts, foodstuffs, restaurants, fast food etc. It is advisable to orientate one's position via a location-map before walking to the different landmarks.


Sing-wong-miu (the Temple of the City God)
 

First stop must be a Sing-wong-miu, as in the old Chinese saying, "Say Hi! to people when entering into the house Or pay respect when entering into a temple". After paying the entry fee, be sure to get a bundle of incense as the locals do, light it and say hello to the City God and make a wish.

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Yau-yuen 


Built in 1559 by Pan Yuen-duan, an official of the Ming Dynasty .

The landscape and the gardens all having as an important effect as those in Su-chow , featuring more than 30 halls and pavilions within a small area, and on the top of the white walls, lie several elegant snaking shape black dragons.







Black dragon on top of the white wall



Traditional Chinese room

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Wu-sim-ting  


Walk through the zigzag bridge to the middle of the lake, where the 18th century tea-house (Five star Pavilion), is located. To sip a pot of Chinese tea and eating Dim Sum in the old style Chinese Building is a must.


zigzag bridge




Tea-house



 


Lung-wa-ji (temple)   (2853 Long-wa Lu)     (G in City-map)


Long-wa-ji (temple) is located in the south-west corner of the City, near Chong-shan-nan Lu , dating back to the Ching dynasty, consisting of four halls with statues of Buddha and four Heavenly Gods.

Standing proudly at the south side of the temple is a seven storied Pagoda, first erected during three kingdoms in about 247A.D.; and was destroyed by fire in 880, then re-built in 977. It continues to be maintained until the present day.




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Other Places

Dr. Sun-yat-sen residence (Father of China)




Refurbished old building facade along Wong-paw-nan Lu.  






Su-chow River 



Peace Hotel (Cathay Hotel) - is located in Nan-jing Lu.  
  





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