Zhujiajiao, China

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Zhujiajiao, located in the suburb of Shanghai, is the best among the four preserved ancient towns in the area. An hour away from the city centre takes you to a place of more than a thousand years of history, with its old bridges around the water town. Fangsheng Bridge is one of the main attractions among the 36, spanning five arches at 70 meters length.

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai, China
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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, China

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Zhujiajiao, located in the suburb of Shanghai, is the best among the four preserved ancient towns in the area. An hour away from the city centre takes you to a place of more than a thousand years of history, with its old bridges around the water town. Fangsheng Bridge is one of the main attractions among the 36, spanning five arches at 70 meters length.

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai, China
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Yuyuan Garden, China

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The moon gate is a traditional Chinese landscape element found in gardens. The celestial body from which it was named is important in Chinese culture, and bringing its shape to architectural elements, it symbolizes a portal in between worlds and thought to bring good luck. This is one of the moon gates found in Shanghai’s most visited garden.

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, China
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Pudong, China

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Pudong means, and is located at the “East of Huangpu River”. This area is China’s financial center, where the tall buildings reside including the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the second tallest building, Shanghai Tower.

Pudong, Shanghai, China
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Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory, China

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There are a lot of vantage points in Shanghai, and one of the best views can be seen through the 100th floor observation deck in Shanghai World Financial Center. It faces Jinmao Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Huangpu River on the foreside, while the residential districts can be seen on the other side. Ticket can be purchased for 180 CNY.

Shanghai World Financial Center Observatory, Shanghai, China
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The Bund, China

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A trip to Shanghai will not be complete without visiting The Bund, a famous waterfront lined with old buildings that possess various architectural styles such as Baroque, Romanesque, and Gothic. It is a real-life museum of structures of international architecture that runs along the western bank of Huangpu River.

The Bund, Shanghai, China
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