Huangpu Park

On August 26, 2011, in Parks & Gardens, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

The Huangpu Park is the first official park in Shanghai. The park is at the No. 28 on the Zhongshandongyi Road. The park is connected with the Huangpu River in the east and the Suzhou River in the north. To the west of the park is the Huangpu River and to the south of the […]

The Huangpu Park is the first official park in Shanghai. The park is at the No. 28 on the Zhongshandongyi Road. The park is connected with the Huangpu River in the east and the Suzhou River in the north. To the west of the park is the Huangpu River and to the south of the park are plants of the Bund. Built in 1886, the Huangpu Park is the earliest garden in a European style. It also witnessed years of great changes. In the park there is the Shanghai Monument to the People’s Heroes with the History Memorial of the Bund on the bottom.

Pujiang Tide: It is a large-scale bronze statue of a worker fighting with huge waves in the sea. The man seems dynamic and powerful. The statue indicates that the proletariats are strong and brave. The works of the Pujiang Tide is to memorize the great devotion that Shanghai working class made to China’s revolution and development.

The granite sculptures of Shanghai in the past 10 decades: They lie on the round island of the Huangpu Park. The sculptures are 120 metres long, and 3.8 metres high. The sculptures are about people’s fights in Shanghai between 1840 and 1949. The two sides of the sculptures are flower rings, which show people’s condolences over these revolution pioneers. There are in all seven different sculptures of 97 pioneers.

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

Tourist Tunnel

On August 26, 2011, in Activities, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Transportation, by Jack Li

The location of Tourist Tunnel is between Puxi Nanjing East Roas and the Oriental Pearl of Pudong Lujiazui. It is the first artificial tunnel used for cross the river. It has 646.70 meters long and finished in 2000. People can get in or out the entrance by escalators and the handicapped can take hydraulic elevator. […]

The location of Tourist Tunnel is between Puxi Nanjing East Roas and the Oriental Pearl of Pudong Lujiazui. It is the first artificial tunnel used for cross the river. It has 646.70 meters long and finished in 2000. People can get in or out the entrance by escalators and the handicapped can take hydraulic elevator. The tunnel used the technique of advanced automatic driverless and tractor-closed. The tunnel is beautiful and comfortable and you just take 2.5-5 minutes to cross the river and the maximum transport capacity is 5280 person/h. At the same time, the tunnel makes use of the space and use modern high technology. It reflects history, culture, technology, and all kinds of designs. Also has background music. Make people feel fun when cross the river. Tourist Tunnel first uses the underground cooling towers to keep the environment of Puxi Bund and Pudong Bingjiang Avenue coordination and complete. Tunnel wall use the high-tech and create a variety of colors change in minutes. Like yellow starfish, pink flowers and geometric shapes designs, also all kinds of vibrant lives on earth make people sink into reveries. The dream journey that the system transport passengers is use the France technology of driverless, SK environmentally-friendly cars with silver-white color and broad horizon. In the tunnel, the music combined with the scenery, makes people feel an immersive shock.

Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

Chenyi Square

On August 26, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Chenyi Square is at the end of Shili Nanjing Road in Shanghai. The first mayor of Shanghai in new China is Chenyi and his statue stands in the square. The bronze Statue is 5.6 meters high and faces the south. The base of the statue was made in red polished granite and it is 3.5 […]

Chenyi Square is at the end of Shili Nanjing Road in Shanghai. The first mayor of Shanghai in new China is Chenyi and his statue stands in the square. The bronze Statue is 5.6 meters high and faces the south. The base of the statue was made in red polished granite and it is 3.5 meters high. The statue reappears the work attitude of Chenyi. It shows his public servant image of honest, hard work and amiable, also the generous demeanor. Every weekend, the concern is held in the square attract many people. Chenyi Square fountain is located in the Nanjing East Road Bund and in the south of Chenyi Statue. The outside shape is square and in it has an oval modern fountain. The fountain water columns sprout with the sound. The bottom of the fountain has colorful light and in the evening, the color of the lights change in minutes. The water columns also change color with the lights and become the yellow, green and blue water columns. In the morning, many people do sports here and some people do Chinese Kung Fu. The whole of the square looks splendid.

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

On August 26, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Must-sees, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

The Shanghai Bund (simplified Chinese: 外滩; traditional Chinese: 外灘pinyin: wài tān; literally “the Bund”) is also called the first road of Zhongshan east. It is located in the west of the Huangpu River. In the west of The Shanghai Bund, there are 52 buildings with different styles. For example, Rome buildings, Gothic buildings, European buildings […]

The Shanghai Bund (simplified Chinese: 外滩; traditional Chinese: 外灘pinyin: wài tān; literally “the Bund”) is also called the first road of Zhongshan east. It is located in the west of the Huangpu River. In the west of The Shanghai Bund, there are 52 buildings with different styles. For example, Rome buildings, Gothic buildings, European buildings and the buildings combined the characteristics of east and west. It is known as “the International Architecture Exhibition Group.” The Huang River is the largest river in the Shanghai District. The source of the Huangpu River is in the nature reserve of the Anji Longwang Mountain in Zhejiang. Because of the tide, the river has two times of obviously flood tide and ebb tide every day. The water level differences varies by 4 meters. The water level differences will drop more when meeting the astronomical tide. One hundred and fifty years ago, Shanghai was a little country in the south region of the Yangtze River. The shipping industry was under developed, people didn’t have ability to build the bund. Most of the river bank was not developed. At ebb tide, the water gathered in the center of the riverbed and formed a bund land. At flood tide, the water flooded the bund. The Huangpu River is the main river in Shanghai. As the river wide and water rushed, boat trackers had to pull boats against the direction of the river. Hundred of years ago, the tracks of boat trackers formed a winding path. People called it “pull boats’ road,” and this road is the earliest road in The Shanghai Bund. Shanghai’s native custom is for people to call it the “Li” instead of the river upstream, and “wai” instead of river downstream. The Huangpu River flowed through Lujia Bang and formed a turn and people use Lujia Bang as the boundary and call the upstream “Li Huangpu,” and downstream “Wai Huangpu.” The Bund of “Li Huangpu” also called “Li Bund,” and the bund of “Wai Huangpu” also called “Wai Bund.” It represents the scenery of Shanghai and is also an important tourist destination in Shanghai. After the 19th century, many foreign banks on the Shanghai Bund were known as the “Finance Street” or “East Wall Street.” The Bund had become a place of encouraging financial investment. Because of the rich historical value of the Bund, possessing a piece of land in the Bund is not only the symbol of wealth, but also the mark of honor.

The Shanghai Bund attractions:

Huangpu Park

Garden Bridge of Shanghai

Shiliupu Street

The Shanghai Bund Tourist Tunnel

Chenyi Square

The Shanghai Bund Story:

Valentines Wall

People don’t know that the Valentines Wall is famous for the Shanghai Bund or that the Bund has a famous Valentines Wall. The Valentines Wall, is actually a wall used to prevent flooding. But in the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, the wall is the most romantic place in Shanghai. Every evening, thousands of lovers have dates at the Valentines Wall. It looks like a drama of people falling in love with each other. The wall was built in the Huangpu Park and the length of the wall is 1700 meters. Behind the wall there is a sightseeing platform. The platform’s ground used 140 thousand bricks and granite. The sightseeing platforms have 32 viewing balconies with semicircular floral railings and 64 column lamps. Also there are 21 bowl-shaped flower beds, a column-shaped pavilion and pavilion with six corners and various shapes of artificial marble chairs for visitors.

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Oriental Pearl TV Tower Travel Tips

On August 25, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Oriental Pearl TV Tower has 15 observation decks. The highest observation deck-Space Cabin is situated in the 350 meters. Lower is the main deck, it is in the 263 meters. The outdoor observation decks are in 259 meters and 90 meters. The revolving restaurant is in the 267 meters. Except for sightseeing, Oriental Pearl TV […]

Oriental Pearl TV Tower has 15 observation decks. The highest observation deck-Space Cabin is situated in the 350 meters. Lower is the main deck, it is in the 263 meters. The outdoor observation decks are in 259 meters and 90 meters. The revolving restaurant is in the 267 meters. Except for sightseeing, Oriental Pearl TV Tower also has other functions as display, eating, shopping and so on. Between the two big balls, there is the Space Hotel which has 20 rooms.

Best Time to Visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Shanghai belongs to subtropical marine monsoon climate. The main features of the climate are warm in spring, hot in summer, cool in autumn and cold in winter; annual rainfall is appropriate and seasonal distribution is evenly. In a word, the climate is mild and humid with four distinct seasons. From March to May is the best time to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower, because during that time, the weather is warm and flowers bloom. From June to July is the rain season. During that time, weather changes rapidly. And the rainfall during that time occupies a quarter of the annual rainfall, so you’ better not go out during that time. July and August are the hottest months. Recently Shanghai becomes hotter and hotter. There are about ten days that the temperature will reach more than 35°C in a year. From January to February is the coldest time. You’d better bring glove, scarf and hat with you to stay warm. Few days in Shanghai are snowing, sometimes no snow all year round. From August to September, typhoon frequently happens. You should bring umbrella in case that it rains.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Best Route

A ticket for three balls is 150 Yuan/person; the opening time is 8:30~21:30

B ticket for two balls is 135 Yuan/person; the opening time is 8:30~21:30

C the price of the revolving restaurant lunch buffet is 200 Yuan/ person; the opening time is 11:00~14:00. The price of the revolving restaurant dinner buffet is 280 Yuan/person; the opening time is 17:00~21:00

D Huangpu River Cruise costs 50 Yuan/person. The opening time is 10:00~11:00, 12:00~14:00, 15:00~16:00, 19:00~20:00.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower Ticket

The opening time is 8:00~21:30

The tickets of Oriental Pearl TV Tower: the price of the first ball ticket is 100 Yuan/person. The ticket of the second ball and the exhibition hall costs 135 Yuan/person. The ticket for all the three balls is 150 Yuan/person. The ticket including River tunnel, two balls sightseeing and exhibition hall costs 150 Yuan/person. The City History Exhibition Hall costs 35 Yuan/person.

Discount: children under 1.2 meters can have 50% discount; the old over 70 years old can have 40% discount.

How to get to Oriental Pearl TV Tower

By bus: you can take No.81, No.82, No.85, No.583, No.774, No.795, No.798, No.799, No.870, No.961, No.971, No.985, No.992, No.993, No.996, or the Lujiazui tour bus. Get off at the Lujiazui Station.

Cruise Terminal

On August 25, 2011, in Places of Interest, Rivers & Gorges, Shanghai, Transportation, by Jack Li

Situated inside the LujiazuiRiversideGarden on Huangpu River bank, the Cruise Terminal is an attraction assembles sightseeing, entertainment, carting and more.  The Mingyuan Hotel (also known as Seagull Boat House) has a four—floor restaurant which can contain 1500 guests at the same time.  To provide comprehensive service, Banquet Hall, Multiple-function Hall and Sightseeing room are set […]

Situated inside the LujiazuiRiversideGarden on Huangpu River bank, the Cruise Terminal is an attraction assembles sightseeing, entertainment, carting and more.  The Mingyuan Hotel (also known as Seagull Boat House) has a four—floor restaurant which can contain 1500 guests at the same time.  To provide comprehensive service, Banquet Hall, Multiple-function Hall and Sightseeing room are set up inside the hotel.   Covering an area of more than 2200sqm and mingling with other attractions perfectly, the Cruise Terminal is another new attraction of Shanghai.  Visiting along the Pu River by the Oriental Pearl Cruise Boat, you can have a good taste of prosperous industry and flourish city.  The external form of the terminal, which resembles a seagull spreading its wing, combines nature and fashion very well.  At night, seen from far away, the whole terminal is illuminated and colorful.

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Revolving Restaurant

On August 25, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Having won fame both at home and abroad, the Revolving Restaurant is situated on the 267 high sphere of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.  Covering an area of 1,500sqm, it can hold 350 guests at the same time.  The Revolving Restaurant stands proudly on the summit of Shanghai depending on its picturesque scenery which is […]

Having won fame both at home and abroad, the Revolving Restaurant is situated on the 267 high sphere of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.  Covering an area of 1,500sqm, it can hold 350 guests at the same time.  The Revolving Restaurant stands proudly on the summit of Shanghai depending on its picturesque scenery which is richly endowed by nature; outstanding food culture and the warm service which make the guests feel at home.  What makes the restaurant more unique is its VIP room.  Furnished with luxurious table, arm—chairs and leisure sofa, the room has a capability of containing 20 honored guests.  With the decoration of splendid and magnificent lights, the ice flowers windows construct an atmosphere of fairyland.  Looking down from the 267m high sphere, you can take all the beauties of Pu River in a glance.  As the restaurant’s revolving of two hours every circle, you can appreciate the bristly buildings, staggering roads, bridges and boats omni—directionally.  Lights and starts make the night of Pu River particular beautiful.  Waiters in elegant closes enhance the oriental beauty of the restaurant through their high quality services.

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Sci-fi City

On August 25, 2011, in Activities, Modern Architecture, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Sci-fi City is situated in the bottom of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. It has many exciting activities as forest tour, the Antarctic trip, magical journey, treasure cave, Dini Theater, Happy Square, Laser Theater, Movement Theater, adventure trains and other projects. Not only children will have fun in the Sci-fi City, but also the adult […]

Sci-fi City is situated in the bottom of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. It has many exciting activities as forest tour, the Antarctic trip, magical journey, treasure cave, Dini Theater, Happy Square, Laser Theater, Movement Theater, adventure trains and other projects. Not only children will have fun in the Sci-fi City, but also the adult will also like this place. All these activities are suitable for everyone to play. And the amazing ‘Space Hot Air Balloon’ could take you to the sky so that you could see the whole beautiful scenery of Shanghai. I’m sure this unique experience will leave you a deep impression. During the day, you could overlook the high rises in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone and the various ships driving on the Huangpu River. At night, the main attraction is the lights. It is very funny to watch the lights of driving cars and boats moving. I’m sure you will have a good holiday at Sci-fi City. By the way, Shanghai International News Center also is situated at the bottom of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. It is a comprehensive news center including press releases, tourism, exhibition, catering and other functions.

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Shanghai Municipal History Museum

On August 25, 2011, in Museums, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Shanghai Municipal History Museum is the specialized museum to introduce the development history of Shanghai over the past century. It is situated in the Lingmi Hall of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Its display area is over 6,000 squares. On May 12, it was officially opened. The museum is a creative history display which combined […]

Shanghai Municipal History Museum is the specialized museum to introduce the development history of Shanghai over the past century. It is situated in the Lingmi Hall of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Its display area is over 6,000 squares.

On May 12, it was officially opened. The museum is a creative history display which combined various elements as history, culture, appreciation, sightseeing and recreation. When you are walking through the museum, you would recall what the old Shanghai looked like and enjoy the culture of Shanghai. The museum focused on the ornamental aspect and visitors’ participation. It uses the display technique ‘melting objects in scene’ and high technical means, making the display objects, models, props, audio and video multimedia and light mixed together. The static display mainly use wax figures, relics and props; the dynamic display takes advantage of the combination of the real scene and movie. It looks very vivid. Through those methods people not only feel the historical and cultural heritage, but also the charm of the modern high technology. The precious relics, records, pictures with the help of advanced video and audio equipment vividly showed the history of the developments of Shanghai. The museum could divide into six parts – concessions, old Shanghai municipal buildings and streetscape, modern city economy, modern culture, city life and political situation. The museum displays the profound changes of Shanghai in the political, economic, cultural, social, life and other aspects comprehensively.

Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl

On August 25, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Oriental Pearl is a short title of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.  Situated on the bank of Huangpu River and started on June30th, 1991, the construction project was finished on October1st, 1994.  Chinese Chairman Jiang Zemin once inscribed for the tower in 1994.  As the new tourist landmark of Shanghai, it is an attraction that […]

Oriental Pearl is a short title of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.  Situated on the bank of Huangpu River and started on June30th, 1991, the construction project was finished on October1st, 1994.  Chinese Chairman Jiang Zemin once inscribed for the tower in 1994.  As the new tourist landmark of Shanghai, it is an attraction that assembles television transmission, entertainment and sightseeing.  Both the 263m high sight—seeing floor and the 350m high Space Capsule are good places for having a bird’s—eye view of the entire city.  On the 267m high place, the second highest revolving restaurant of Asia is situated there.  An exhibition hall, which displays the epitome of Shanghai historical development, is constructed on the ground floor.   Standing among the modern buildings in Lujiazui, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the International Architecture Group Exhibition on Bund enhance each other’s beauty.  11 spheres in different sizes are well spaced and eye­-catching, stretching to the sky from the grass.  Depending on the express lift which shuttles in three posts with diameters of 9m and the first 360 degree full-transparent three-track sightseeing lift in the world, the Oriental Pearl provides a chance for the visitors to appreciate the infinite sceneries brought by the modern technology.  Over one thousand kinds of exquisite and unique keepsakes are displayed inside the counters of each sightseeing floor.  Each year, the Oriental Pearl receives millions of visitors from all over the world.  The comprehensive attraction has become the symbol construction and been ranked as the ten new landscapes.  In 2001, owing to its high quality service, the Oriental Pearl was listed into 4A attractions of China.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower Attractions

Shanghai Municipal History Museum

Sci-fi City

Revolving Restaurant

Cruise Terminal 

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