Places to visit in Shanghai
Shanghai, the most popular tourist destination, has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of China. It is located in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China. There are many places to visit in Shanghai such as Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River and the Bund. If you intend to visit Shanghai, there are some places which you should not miss. One is the Yuyuan Garden, a major historic site, attracts thousands of tourists every year. The other ones is Shanghai Huangpu River, with its great modern skyscrapers and the characteristic buildings in different architectural styles, you are bound to have an amazing experience here.
Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the old city of Shanghai. In the 400 years of its existence, it has changed a lot. Today, Yuyuan Garden occupies an area of 20,000 sq. m. (2,15,278 sq. ft.) and is divided into six general areas laid out in the Suzhou style which is designed with constructed landscapes mimicking natural scenery of rocks, hills and rivers with strategically located pavilions and pagodas.
The six general areas are Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders. Here, tourists will be able to taste all kinds of food including local and all over the country's snacks. For example, tourists can try the famous Xiao Long Bao which is a type of steamed bun or baozi from Shanghai, Stinky Tofu and Spring Roll. There are some restaurants you can choose: Huofeng Building, Laosongsheng Snack Store, Ningbo Sweet Dumpling Store, Yu Garden Halal Refreshment Store and Shanghai Snack Bar.
Shanghai Huangpu River is a branch of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It is one of the top places to visit in Shanghai. After dark, there are numerous tour boat companies which offer cruises ranging from small private ones to large public ones. You can take a cruise on Huangpu River. All of the beautiful sights in Shanghai and Pudong are in your eyes. The lights from the tall skyscrapers in Pudong as well as those from the Bund are especially amazing. It will surely give you a romantic experience.
Whether it is in the daytime or at night, the views along the river are the same, beautiful and attractive. During the cruise, you can find the obvious differences of architecture between the east bank and the west bank. Lots of western-style buildings which are full of the brilliant architecture can be seen on the west bank. While on the east bank, rows of skyscrapers spring up and rise above the cloud. The great modern skyscrapers and the characteristic buildings in different architectural styles are the best records of the development of the city and the Huangpu River. If you are in the Bund, please enjoy this beautiful view.