Shanghai (China): what to see between skyscrapers and technology


What to see in Shanghai, a journey to discover the places of interest to visit, an itinerary including monuments and main attractions, from the Bund to Pudong.

Tourist information

Shanghai is located in China along the Huangpu River near the Yangtze River delta on the East China Sea.

It is an immense city, which has grown very rapidly, which has attracted people from the Chinese hinterland and from abroad.

Its inhabitants, compared to the Chinese average, are more open to the outside world and more willing to experiment with novelties, especially if they are Westerners.

The city is oriented towards the realization of ambitious projects in order to reach new goals, its sparkling skyscrapers stand out on the riverside, its port excels worldwide in terms of traffic volume, from its airports, in particular from Pudong International Airport, pass thousands of passengers a day and its roads welcome very intense traffic.

What see

The Bund is an area of ​​Shanghai whose name was attributed to it by the British, the Bund which derives from Band, the Hindustani word meaning coastal road or quay.

It is the most popular tourist attraction of the city, symbol of its colonial past, it includes various historical buildings, including the Deco-style Peace Hotel and Bank of China, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, created by combining the neo-Hellenic style and the eastern one, formerly HongKong & Shanghai Bank, a sumptuous neoclassical building now home to the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, and many other buildings that have now become large shopping centers, famous restaurants, cafes or art studios.

Former French Concession is a neighborhood characterized by European colonial architecture, with ancient and beautiful residences, located in the heart of Shanghai.

A quiet place to stroll, it stands out for its refinement and international style, with restaurants and art galleries, trendy boutiques and cafes.

Xintiandi, located within the former French Concession is Xintiandi, a completely renovated neighborhood, characterized by typical Chinese stone houses, called shikumen, restored and intended for various activities.

It is a very popular entertainment place frequented by international tourism.

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Hongkou park is also called lu xun park, it is a park with a navigable lake, quiet environment where the Museum of Lu Xun Memorial Hall and the Tomb of Lu Xun, the novelist and essayist, considered the founder of the modern Chinese language, is located died in 1936.

Piazza del Popolo is located in the park of the same name, in the Huangpu district.

Shanghai's commercial, political and cultural center, it covers a very large area that in the past was occupied by a racecourse frequented by the Chinese and British upper middle classes.

The space includes the Shanghai Grand Theater and other interesting architecture, including the Shanghai Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Urban Exhibition Hall, an amusement park, restaurants and cafes.

During the weekend, a corner of the square is reserved for the wedding market where, according to a Chinese custom, parents sponsor their children who want to organize their wedding.

Pudong is a district where the financial district of Lujiazui is located, a modern and avant-garde area located on the eastern side of the Huangpu River, facing the Bund, characterized by imposing skyscrapers.

Among the main attractions that are found in this part of the city there are bold buildings including Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Building, Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Tower.

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