Compared with the old top 8 attractions in Shanghai, the New Top 8 Shanghai Attractions refer to the Morning Bell on the Bund, the Great Charm of the Yuyuan Garden, the Skyscraping Sightseeing (Lujiazui Area), the New Radiance of Shikumen, Ten-li Nanjing Road, the Verdant Yu Mountain, the Picturesque Fengjing Ancient Town and the Beautiful Dianhu Lake.
1. Morning Bell on the Bund
A large-scale renovation project has been carried out on the Bund by Shanghai Municipal Government, which not only preserves its original appearance, but also a number of sightseeing attractions have been successively built around it, for example: the Monument to Shanghai People’s Heroes, the Memorial Hall of the Bund History, Chen Yi Square and the Musical Fountain as well as relief sculptures, well-equipped with large-scale decorative light system.
2. Great Charm of the Yuyuan Garden
As the original site of the old Shanghai city, Yuyuan Garden Scenic Area has taken its form in recent years, composed of Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Commercial City, City God Temple, Jade Dragon Workshop and Shanghai Old Street, where the local snacks and folk works of arts are available for visitors and regular festival fairs are held every year.
3. Skyscraping Sightseeing
Shanghai Lujiazui Area is famous all over the world for its Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower and the World Financial Center as well as Shanghai Aquarium and Shanghai Natural Insect Hall, all of which are of high ornamental value.
4. New Radiance of Shikumen
Shikumen architectural complex is mainly composed of the Site of the First National Congress of the CPC and Xintiandi, of which the latter was transformed from a residence area to a commercial area, serving as an ideal site to appreciate the old and modern ways of living in Shanghai now.
5. Ten-li Neon Sign
Stretching from the Bund in the east to Yan’an Road in the west in Shanghai, Nanjing Road boasts the most commercialized and prosperous one of its kind in China, where the commodities are of high quality and expensive.
6. Verdant Yu Mountain
The picturesque Mountain Yu Mountain is notable for its Virgin Mary Hall and Yushan Astronomical Station, of which the former is awarded “the First Church in Southeast Asia”, and the latter was built in the 24 year of Emperor Guangxu’s reign in the Qing dynasty, boasting the earliest one of its kind in China.
7. Picturesque Fengjing Ancient Town
Known as the rural picture of China, Fengjing Ancient Town fully showcases its unique South China style in the forms of cultural relics and folk customs, and it’s titled “the Oriental Venice in China” by foreigners.
8. Beautiful Dianhu Lake
Dianhua Lake Scenic Area is composed of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, the Former Residence of Chen Yun, Shanghai Grand View Garden and the Sun Island Resort, which is an ideal site for entertaining and relaxing yourself.
Author: Yang Qingwei