The monuments of Shanghai

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Visiter The Bund

The Bund

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This is the name of the pedestrian promenade that runs along the east bank of the Huangpu River. Its name means muddy...

Visiter Temple of the Jade Buddha

Temple of the Jade Buddha

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It is the most important Buddhist temple in Shanghai. During the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1875-1908), the monk Huigen...

Visiter Museum of Shanghai

Museum of Shanghai

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It is a beautiful museum of ancient Chinese art, founded in 1952; The original modern building in which it is located...

Visiter People's Square

People's Square

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This huge 14-hectare square was built on the site of the former hippodrome which existed until 1949. It has a large...

Visiter The Grand Theater of Shanghai

The Grand Theater of Shanghai

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It is a very original building, with a very large parabolic roof that overflows on both sides. It was designed by Arte...

Visiter Garden Yu

Garden Yu

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This garden was laid out in 1577 during the Ming period by Pan Yunduan for his father Pan Men, Minister of the Emperor....

Visiter Pearl Tower

Pearl Tower

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This television tower located in the Lujiazui district was built between 1991 and 1995 on the plans of Jia Huan Cheng;...

Visiter Shanghai Museum of Natural History

Shanghai Museum of Natural History

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This museum was founded in 1956 and is one of the largest natural history museums in China. Since 2015, it is housed in...

Visiter Pudong

Pudong

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This part of the city houses the business district of Lujiazui; It is separated from the city center by the Huang Po...

Visiter Temple of Jing'an

Temple of Jing'an

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The Temple of Peace and Tranquility is a Buddhist temple founded in 247 during the period of the three kingdoms in the...

Visiter Temple of the God of the City

Temple of the God of the City

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In ancient China, many fortified cities contained a temple dedicated to one or more protective gods of the city....

Visiter Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road

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This very long street comprises two distinct parts. Nanjing Street East runs from the Bund to People's Square;...

Visiter The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal

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This 1,800 km long canal is the longest in the world, connecting Beijing to Hangzhou. Towards 486, Fu Chai, ruler of...

Visiter Hangzhou The Liuhe Pagoda

Hangzhou The Liuhe Pagoda

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The High Pagoda of the Six Harmonies was built in 1165 under the Southern Song Dynasty, both as a guide to ships, and...

Visiter Cathedral of Saint Ignatius

Cathedral of Saint Ignatius

Cathedral

This Catholic cathedral was built by the Jesuits on the drawings of William Doyle between 1905 and 1910....

Visiter She Shan Basilica

She Shan Basilica

Religious building

The Jesuits settled in 1863 on the hill where the basilica is located; They built a first church around 1875....

Visiter China Museum of Art

China Museum of Art

Museum

Since 2012, the Shanghai Art Museum has been moved to the China pavilion of the 2010 World Expo and is now called the...

Visiter The Old Building of the Shanghai Art Museum

The Old Building of the Shanghai Art Museum

Museum - Building

This museum, founded in 1956, was moved to the beautiful Chinese pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in 2012;...

Visiter Power Station of Art

Power Station of Art

Museum

This former power station was transformed to house a museum of contemporary art in 2012. It is a very successful...

Visiter Fairmont Peace Hotel

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Hotel

The Peace Hotel has two parts opposite each other: the Fairmont Peace Hotel and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel....

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