The modern metropolis full of superlatives
The busy atmosphere of the city and modern buildings, that is Shanghai, China’s most populous city and the centre of world trade.
Shanghai is primarily a modern city. Even the journey from the airport itself will be an unforgettable experience. A connection to the city is provided by Maglev trains, the world’s fastest trains, which have no wheels and “float” lifted by a magnetic field.
If you are fascinated by views of urban panoramas, climb to the highest floors of the Pearl of the Orient, the local TV tower reaching 468 metres high. If you want to get even higher, visit the Shanghai World Financial Centre which is 492 metres high. The building, dubbed a bottle opener for its appearance provides a view from a glass-walled tunnel. From there, you will see not only the panoramas, but also the “city abyss” which spreads below you.
Monuments everywhere in the city
If you start to miss looking at historical monuments, visit the local Longhua Buddhist temple with its unique complex of temple buildings, or the Yuyuan Gardens, typical Chinese gardens based on feng-shui principles. Take a walk along the Bund, a historical embankment and the architectural pearl of Shanghai. It is an embankment lined with the impressive high-rise buildings of banks, companies and hotels dating back to the early 20th century.
If you love shopping, visit the main shopping avenue, Nanjing Road. You can browse in the six-kilometre-long street, one of the liveliest streets, both inside shopping centres and at outdoor markets.