. Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world.It is one of the four direct controlled municipalities of the People Republic of China, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2013.It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world busiest container port.Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast.The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.
. Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China.It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart and is accessible from the Shanghai Metro Line 10 Yuyuan Garden Station.A centerpiece is the Currow ancient stone, a porous 3.3 m, 5 ton boulder.Rumours about its origin include the story that it was meant for the imperial palace in Beijing, but was salvaged after the boat sank off Shanghai.
Oriental Pearl Tower
. The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China.Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund, makes it a distinct landmark in the area.Its principal designers were Jiang Huan Chen, Lin Benlin, and Zhang Xiulin.Construction began in 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994.At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994 2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center.It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.The tower is brightly lit in different LED sequences at night.
. The Shanghai French Concession was a foreign concession in Shanghai, China from 1849 until 1943, which progressively expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.The concession came to an end in 1943 when the Vichy French government signed it over to the pro Japanese puppet government in Nanking.For much of the 20th century, the area covered by the former French Concession remained the premier residential and retail district of Shanghai, and was also the centre of Catholicism in Shanghai.Despite re development over the last few decades, the area retains a distinct character, and is a popular tourist destination.
Shanghai New International Expo Center
. The Shanghai New International Expo Centre is an exhibition center in Shanghai, China.It hosts a large number of exhibitions, including the Shanghai Motor Show.It has also hosted the 2002 Tennis Masters Cup, where one of the halls was temporarily converted into a tennis court.With more than 90 exhibitions per year and a turnover rate of 32 (2011), SNIEC is one of the world most successful exhibition venues.Construction started on November 4, 1999 with its opening taking place on November 2, 2001.It has, as of 2012, a capacity of 200,000 square meters indoor and 130,000 square meters outdoor exhibition area.Expo Center facilities include 17 exhibition halls, conference rooms, and a business center.Hotel facilities and a subway station are located at one of the entrance halls of the center.The first phase investment amount was 99 million U.S.dollars.
Jin Mao Tower
. The Jin Mao Tower also known as the Jinmao Building or Jinmao Tower, is an 88 story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, China.It contains a shopping mall, offices and the Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel.Until 2007, it was the tallest building in the PRC, the 5th tallest in the world by roof height and the 7th tallest by pinnacle height.Along with the Oriental Pearl Tower, it is part of the Lujiazui skyline seen from the Bund.Its height was surpassed on September 14, 2007, by the Shanghai World Financial Center next door. The Shanghai Tower, a 128 story building located next to these two buildings and now under construction, will be even taller.
. The People Square is a large public square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China.It is south of Nanjing Road (West) and north of Huaihai Road (East).People Square is the site of Shanghai municipal government headquarters building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality.
. Xintiandi is an affluent car free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai, China.The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid 19th century shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls.Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seating.Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places.
Jade Buddha Temple
. The Jade Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China.As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism.It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea.These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 meters tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddha death.The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
. The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is located on People Square, Shanghai, China, adjacent to the municipal government building.The Exhibition Center is a six story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai urban planning and development.The focus of the exhibit is a large scale model of the entirety of urban Shanghai, showing existing buildings and approved future buildings.Other exhibits relate to Shanghai history and planned development, including smaller scaled models focussing on particular areas of interest such as the Bund.The Exhibition Center also has space for temporary exhibitions with a wide range of subject matter.
Shanghai Disney Resort
. The Shanghai Disney Resort is an upcoming theme park resort to be built by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.This would be the first Disney park in mainland China and the second within the Greater China region, the other being the existing Hong Kong Disneyland.The resort is scheduled to open in 2016.Phase 1 of the resort development will feature a Disneyland style park, Shanghai Disneyland Park, an entertainment district, two themed hotels, recreational facilities, a lake and associated parking and transportation hubs.Additional phases will see the development of two additional theme parks at the resort.The site will cover 963 acres in Pudong, Shanghai, or approximately 3 times the size of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, at a cost of 24.5 billion yuan (USdoller3.7 billion) for the new theme park and an additional 4.5 billion yuan (USdoller0.7 billion) to build other aspects of the resort.43 percent of the resort will be owned by The Walt Disney Company and the remaining 57 percent will be owned by the Shanghai Shendi Group, itself a joint venture of three companies owned by the Shanghai government. Project Application Report for the resort was approved by the Chinese government on November 4, 2009.
. The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China.Rebuilt at its current location in 1996, it is considered one of China first world class modern museums.
Shanghai Ocean Aquariums
. The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Shanghai, China.Designed by Advanced Aquarium Technologies, the aquarium includes a 120 meter (390 ft) tunnel that takes visitors through a coastal reef, open ocean, a kelp cave, shark cove, and a coral reef, and is one of the longest such tunnels in the world.
Shanghai Disneyland Park
. Shanghai Disneyland Park is an upcoming theme park located in Pudong, Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Disney Resort.It is expected to open in 2016 and will be owned and operated through a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Shanghai Shendi Group.Construction began on April 8, 2011.
Islands of Shanghai
. The islands of Shanghai are those under the jurisdiction of the Shanghai municipal government.They comprise three large inhabited islands and a shifting number of smaller,uninhabited ones.Most are alluvial islands in the Yangtze River Delta in China, although a number of islands in Hangzhou Bay off Jinshan District are also administered by Shanghai.The alluvial islands are relatively young and their number varies over time.In 2006, the city 19 uninhabited islands covered 226.27 square kilometers (87.36 sq mi), with a total coastline length of 309 kilometers (192 mi).
. The Waibaidu Bridge, called the Garden Bridge in English, is the first all steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China.The fourth foreign bridge built at its location since 1856, in the downstream of the estuary of the Suzhou Creek, near its confluence with the Huangpu River, adjacent to the Bund in central Shanghai, connecting the Huangpu and Hongkou districts, the present bridge was opened on 20 January 1908.With its rich history and unique design the Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of Shanghai.Its modern and industrial image may be regarded as the city landmark bridge.
50 Moganshan Road
. 50 Moganshan Road or M50 is a contemporary art district in Shanghai, China, that houses a thriving community of more than a hundred artists whose studios are open to the public.It is often compared with New York SoHo and Beijing 798 Art Zone. The art quarter has become a popular cultural attraction for local and international visitors alike, and was named among the top ten things to do in Shanghai by Time Magazine.
. Sheshan is a 328 feet (100 m) hill in the city of Shanghai in eastern China.It is surmounted by the Our Lady of China Catholic church, Sheshan Basilica, which was built there between 1925 and 1935 following its establishment as a chapel in the 1850s by European missionaries.Services in the church are held in Latin.The road to the top of Sheshan hill represents the Via Dolorosa (The Way of Suffering) that Christ took to his crucifixion. Every May pilgrims flock to the chapel and the holy road by the hundreds.The hill also houses a Jesuit observatory which displays, in addition to scientific equipment of the modern era, a replica of a Han dynasty earthquake monitoring device.
Shimao International Plaza
. Shimao International Plaza has two spires on its top, which make its total construction height to 333.3 metres.Most of the building (the upper 48 floors) houses the five star, ultra luxurious Le Royal M?ridien Shanghai hotel with 770 rooms.The building also includes a 9 floor shopping mall and 3 floors of exclusive clubs.Shanghai Shimao Group bought the original developer of the tower, Wan Xiang Group, in 2001 and the name of the building was changed.
. Shanghai Zoo is the main zoological garden in Changning District in the Chinese city of Shanghai.After half a century of development the Shanghai Zoo has become one of the best ecological gardens in Shanghai.The zoo houses and exhibits more than 6,000 animals, among which are 600 Chinese animals that include giant pandas, golden snub nosed monkeys, South China tigers, hoopoe, black bulbuls, scimitar horned oryx, great hornbills and Bactrian camels.Animals from other parts of the world include chimpanzees, giraffes, polar bears, kangaroos, gorillas, ring tailed lemurs, common marmosets, spider monkeys, african wild dogs, olive baboons, mandrills, Canadian lynxes and maned wolves.The zoo is constantly developing and improving the animal enclosures in order to provide better environments for the animals and a pleasurable experience for visitors.
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park within the inner districts of the city.The museum covers an area of 68,000 square metres, a floor space of 98,000 square metres and an exhibition space of 65,500 square metres with planned visiting flow of 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 visitors per year and investment of RMB 1.755 billion Yuan.As of July 2010 the museum will have attracted over 23,000,000 visitors making it one of China most visited modern museums.
Shanghai Grand Theatre
. The Shanghai Grand Theatre is one of the largest and best equipped automatic stages in the world.Since the theatre opened on August 27, 1998, it has staged over 6,000 performances of operas, musicals, ballets, symphonies, chamber music concerts, spoken dramas and various Chinese operas.The site is located at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Huangpi Road South in the northern part of the People Square in Huangpu District, Shanghai, China.It is the home of the Shanghai Opera House Company however, the title Shanghai Opera House officially applies to only the performing company and not to the building.The Shanghai Grand Theatre is also the resident for other performing companies.
. The HSBC Building is a six floor neo classical building in the Bund area of Shanghai, China.It was the headquarters of the Shanghai branch of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1923 to 1955.The building is situated at number 12, the Bund.It is also known as the Municipal Government Building.Currently it houses the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.Construction began on 5 May 1921, and completed in 23 June 1923.This building was built in the style of neo classicism in China.It was designed by the British architecture firm, Palmer & Turner Architects and Surveyors.
Oriental Art Center
. The Shanghai Oriental Art Center, abbreviated SHOAC, is one of the leading performance and cultural facilities in Shanghai, China.The five interconnected hemispherical halls or petals are shaped to resemble a butterfly orchid from above.They comprise the Entrance Hall, the Concert Hall, the Opera Hall, the Performance Hall, and the Exhibition Hall.The high tech ceiling changes color during the night to reflect the nature of the performances inside.Located off Century Avenue in Pudong, the SHOAC was opened with a New Year Eve concert in 2004 and officially opened on July 1, 2005.
. The Shanghai Stadium is a multi purpose stadium in Shanghai, China.It is currently used mostly for football matches of Chinese Super League club Shanghai East Asia.The stadium was built in 1997 when the 8th National Games of the People Republic of China was held in Shanghai.It can hold about 80,000 people, so it is also called the 80,000 people Stadium.It is one of the thirty largest football stadiums in the world, and is the third largest stadium in China after the Guangdong Olympic Stadium and the Beijing National Stadium.It was used for football preliminaries at the 2008 Summer Olympics.Shanghai Stadium was also the venue for the Opening Ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
. The Nanpu Bridge, in Shanghai, China, sister bridge to the Yangpu Bridge, is one of the main bridges in Shanghai.The cable stayed bridge was designed by the Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute, Shanghai Urban Construction College, and Shanghai Urban Construction Design Institute, with assistance from Holger S.Svensson.It has a main span of 428 meters (1,388 ft), shorter than its sister bridge.It is the 57th longest cable stayed bridge in the world, opened to the public in 1991.
Shanghai Oriental Sports Center
. The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, also known as the Shanghai Aquatic Sports Center, is a sports venue that started construction on December 30, 2008 and was completed in late 2010.The center has an indoor arena seating 18,000, an indoor swimming pool seating 5,000, and an outdoor swimming pool also seating 5,000.The Shanghai Oriental Sports Center is close to Huangpu River, next to Expo Park in Shanghai Pudong New Area.The total investment was two billion yuan.The center is situated near the Oriental Sports Center Station on the Shanghai Metro.
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena
. The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, also known as Qizhong stadium, (pronounced chee jong) is a tennis arena in Shanghai, People Republic of China. The complex is located on an 80 hectare area, in the southwest of Shanghai, the Minhang District.It has a steel roof with eight sliding petal shaped pieces (moved in 8 minutes) which resembles a blooming magnolia, Shanghai city flower.The roof enables the stadium to host both indoor and outdoor tennis events.The seating capacity is 13,779 people.The stadium was specially created to host the ATP World Tour Finals between 2005 2008, and was the largest tennis venue in Asia, until the construction of the Olympic Green Tennis Centre in Beijing.
Sheshan Golf Club
. Sheshan Golf Club is a golf course in China, located west of Shanghai.The course was designed by Nelson & Haworth Design, it plays to a par of 72 and measures 7,143 yards (6,531 meters).Since 2006 the course hosts the annual WGC HSBC Champions, which is a World Golf Championship event, won in 2007 and 2009 by Phil Mickelson.
Hongkou Football Stadium
. Hongkou Football Stadium is a professional football stadium in Shanghai, China.Located in Hongkou District, the stadium has a maximum capacity of 33,060.The stadium was re built in 1999, over the previous 46 year old Hongkou Stadium, a general use sports stadium now replaced by the Shanghai Stadium.