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Shanghai China Nights


China Shanghai Lujiazui Financial Trade Zone

Lujiazui Financial Trade Zone

While there is much to see in Shanghai, these night time shots of the city’s lights, including from helicopter, rooftops and restricted locations, are particularly spectacular. Shanghai has grown from a small fishing and textiles town, to become one of the largest cities on Earth, with a population of over 20 million people.

This important financial district is located on the eastern bank of the Huangpo River, in the Pudong New District, directly across the river from the Bund (the old financial and business district of Shanghai). Until the 1980s, Lujiazui was a was a lower scale area of residential houses, warehouses and factories.

Since then, Lujiazui, and Shanghai, have developed to become an economic powerhouse of China, and the world. Today, Lujiazui is very much the centre of Shanghai’s trade, and a major trade district of the world.

China Shanghai Huaihai Road

Huaihai Road

Huaihai Road is lined with classical and elegant architecture, as well as modern buildings. The fashionable department stores are well-known for exquisite works, modern design and fine material of dressing and accessories. It symbolises taste, style and fashion.

China Shanghai Looking From Pudong At Bund

Looking From Pudong At Bund

An area of Huangpu District, within the former Shanghai International Settlement, The Bund is the old financial and business district. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai, with 52 buildings of various architectural style. These include the Shanghai Club, which was the principal social club for British nationals in Shanghai. It runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, across the river from Pudong. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of Zhongshan Road, and some adjacent areas.

China Shanghai Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao means “Golden Prosperity”. It is an 88 story skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of Pudong. Until 2007, it was the tallest building in Shanghai and China, and the fifth tallest in the world, until it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It contains the Shanghai Hyatt Hotel, and offices.

China Shanghai City Hall

Shanghai City Hall

The City Hall (Municipal Building) is located in Huangpu District, along with other major administration units. Huangpu is also a commercial area, and includes the famous Nanjing Road, near Huaihai Road.

China Shanghai Grand Theatre

Shanghai Grand Theatre

Located in People’s Square and occupying 2.1 hectares, the building faces the People’s Boulevard in the south, along the Huangpi Beilu in the west, and is nest to the Shanghai City Hall in the east. This makes the People’s Square the centre of politics and culture in the city. It has 10 stories (including two underground) and is 40 metres high.

China Shanghai Pudong Century Avenue Sundial

Pudong Century Avenue Sundial

Century Avenue traverses the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the Bamboo Garden Business and Trade Area and the landscaped Administrative and Cultural Centre, and is 4.2 km long and 100 metres wide. The “Oriental Light” sculpture, a large sundial, is an interweaving network of stainless steel pipes. The oval sundial disk represents the Earth, and it functions as a clock.

China Shanghai Circus World

Shanghai Circus World

A popular tourist attraction covering 2.25 square km in Gonghe Xin Lu Road. It is a permanent circus, with an Acrobatics Field, an Animal House and a Cultural and Commercial City. It is home to the world renowned Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe, and is known as China’s No 1 Circus World. It first opened to the public in 1999.

China Shanghai Nanpu Bridge

Shanghai Nanpu Bridge

The total length of the bridge is 8346 metres, with a centre span of 423 metres, and a tower height of 150 metres. It ranks as third among cable-stayed bridges in the world.

China Shanghai Waibaidu Bridge

Shanghai Waibaidu Bridge

In English, the Garden Bridge, is one of the symbols of Shanghai’s modern and industrial image, and is regarded as the city’s trademark bridge. It is located on the Suzhou Creek in central Shanghai, and connects the Huangpu and Hongkou districts where the Suzhou River flows into the Huang Pu. The bridge is 106.7 metres long and spans 52.16 metres. The bridge was built in 1907, replacing an earlier wooden bridge built in 1856.

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