In only 10 days, the “Sweater Lady” can hank-knit you a gorgeous cashmere (or wool) sweater.
No.1 Lane 389 Xiangyang Road (S.)
09:30 am-18:00 pm
Grand Gateway Plaza opened on December 28, 1999,adding a western style shopping mall to the synergy of the dynamic Xujiahui commercial district.
No.1 Hongqiao Road (Near Zhaojiabang Road)
10:00 am-22:00 pm
AKA Pia Pierre House, this exclusive private home is the insider’s choice for antiques, plus Chinese contemporary art.
No.3 Lane 372 Xingguo Road
10:00 am-17:00 pm
Jin Hua Embroidery Store
Heirloom pieces by two adorable elderly brothers, who hand-embroider on the finest linen, and will custom- make special items.
No.860 Luoxiu Road 64771474
09:00 am- 17:00 pm
Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry
A very famous old shopping store in Shanghai, providing gold and silver ornaments
No.432 Nanjing Road (E.)
10:00 am-21:00 pm
Intricate bijoux in semi and precious gems and freshwater pearls, pret-a-sparkle or created bespoke.
ID Maosheng Mansion,
No.1051 Xinzha Road
10:00 am — 17:30 pm
Old City God’s Temple Spiced Bean Store
Dealing exclusively with its specially-made spiced (five- flavor) broad bean
No.90 Yuyuan Road
10:00 am-18:00 pm
Plaza 66 is a commercial and office complex in Shanghai, consisting of a shopping mall and two skyscrapers.
No.1266 Nanjing Road (W.)
10:00 am-20:00 pm
Shanghai Arts & Crafts Shopping Center
A 40-year-old industrial and trading enterprise integrating the production and processing of arts and crafts, tourist souvenirs for retail sale and trade
No.190 Nanjing Road(W.)
10:00 am-18:00 pm
Shanghai Mart is a superb international trading center featuring a mix of showrooms, trade offices, and information resources that provide both international and domestic buyers and suppliers first class facilities and services.
No.2299 Yan’an Road (W.)
10:00 am-22:00 pm
Shanghai Times Square
Located on Huaihai Road, this shopping mall houses many well-known fashion brands, restaurants and a large cinema. With Maison Mode and other luxury brand stores now open, this mall is becoming a luxury product hub.
No.99 Huaihai Road (M.)
10:00 am-22:00 pm
Super Brand Mall
Located in Pudong’s Lujiazui Area, the most influential business and financial center in Shanghai.
No. 168 Lujiazui Road(W.) (Near Yincheng Road(W.))
10:00 am-22:00 pm
Westgate Mall, a beautiful building on Nanjing Road (W.) with its classical and elegant appearance, is a top commercial building combining modern construction technology, European design, advanced facilities and excellent management.
No. 1038 Nanjing Road(W.) (Near Jiangning Road)
10:00 am-22:00 pm
The overseas Chinese have a glorious patriotic tradition. The Revolution of 1911 led by Sun Yat-sen received an enthusiastic welcome and support from numerous overseas Chinese.
The overseas Chinese played an important rule in the Anti-Japanese War also. From the September 18th Incident in 1931 to V-J Day in 1945, overseas Chinese, together with people back home, made great contributions to the worldwide anti-Fascist war. They were part of the pride and glory of the Chinese nation, and were praised by people all over the world.
During the World War II, Germany, Italy and Japan formed a Fascist alliance in support of Japanese invasion to China. The overseas Chinese took advantage of their overseas settlement to set up united patriotic Anti-Japanese organizations in Europe, Americas, Oceania and Southeast Asia, winning sympathy and aid from the international community for beleaguered China.
The overseas Chinese donated money and bloods enthusiastically for the Anti-Japanese cause, providing a great deal of subsidies for the military and civilian expenses in China.
They were solidly behind calls for the whole Chinese people to unite against the common enemy, especially after the September 18th Incident. The overseas Chinese were a progressive force in promoting the Second KMT-CPC Cooperation.
Chinese people in the US established an aviation school to train flyers for their motherland.
When the nationwide Anti-Japanese War broke out, many overseas Chinese returned to the homeland to join the fighting. The Japanese army cut off marine and land transportation in southeast China in October 1938, but the Yunnan-Burma Highway was quickly constructed. A great number of drivers and mechanics were needed. In 1939, entrusted by the National Government, the “General Association of Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia for Relieving Fellow Countrymen in Distress” recruited about 3,200 overseas Chinese mechanics to help maintain trucks that supplied the Chinese army via the new road. Reporters form Nan yang Commercial press, Sinchew Daily and many other overseas Chinese newspapers formed the “beam of War Correspondents of Overseas Chinese from Southeast Asia” to report on the war from China in 1938.
With eight years of extreme hardship and fighting, Chinese people won the Anti-Japanese War. The overseas Chinese contributed greatly to the war of resistance in their homeland.
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The Taierzhuang Campaign was launched by the KMT army to protect Xuzhou.
Located about 50 km northeast of Xuzhou, Taierzhuang is a vital transportation hub, commanding the main north-south railway line and the Grand Canal.
After occupying Nanjing in December 1937, the Japanese army moved to capture Xuzhou in order to link their northern and southern Forces.
In the spring of 1938，the Japanese army launched a two-pronged attack on Xuzhou From Shandong Province. Li Zongren, commander of the Fifth War Zone of the National Government, deployed his men to block both paths of the Japanese advance at Linyi and Taierzhuang, respectively, in Shandong.
On March 23rd, a Japanese army of 40,000 men began to attack Taierzhuang. Division Commander Chi Fengcheng held Fast to the town for half a month, drawing the main forces of the Japanese army to the Taierzhuang area. Li Zongren mustered his main force to make a pincer attack on the Japanese. Finally, the Chinese army annihilated over 10,000 Japanese soldiers, destroyed 30-odd Japanese tanks and seized a large number of weapons. The Taierzhuang victory became the largest one on the direct front since the breakout of the nationwide Anti-Japanese War.
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88 Xintiandi Hotel
Set on the South Block of Xintiandi, 88 Xintiandi offers contrasting views of modern skyscrapers and dynamic city life on one side and traditional Shi Ku Men architecture and tranquil lake view on the other.
No.380 Huangpi Road (S.),Luwan District
Possessing French style building, the Donghu Hotel with its elegant accommodation and quality services is just the place for you to stay in Shanghai.
No.70 Donghu Road, Xuhui District 64158158
Fairmount Peace Hotel
Fairmont Peace Hotel has been a Shanghai landmark for over a century, enjoying a premier location on the Bundy facing the Pudong area over the Huangpu River.
No.20 Nanjing Road (E.)
Grand Hyatt Hotel Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai in China is one of the highest hotels in the world (53rd to 87th floors of the Jin Mao Tower), in the Center of Pudong, Shanghai、s famous financial and business district.
No.88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Hengshan Moller Villa
Fantasy Castle in fairy-tale Imperatorial Garden villa- style boutique hotel located at the downtown Shanghai
No.30 Shaanxi Road (S.), Jing’an District
The prestigious Hilton Shanghai hotel towers 40 storeys above the city’s former French Concession Quarters and is located in the heart of Shanghai’s business and entertainment districts.
No.250 Huashan Road, Jing’an District
Hong Qiao State Guest Hotel
The Hong Qiao State Guest Hotel Shanghai is proud to have the largest garden within its premises.
No. 1591 Hongqiao Road, Changning District
Howard Johnson Plaza
Just off Nanjing Road, and with People、s Square to its west, and the Bund to its east, the Howard Johnson Plaza has the perfect location for those wanting to be in the thick of it. The elegant 27- storey building has 360 guestrooms and suites, each one equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
There are six restaurants and bars for guests to choose from, and the 651 square meters of function space means any business needs can be taken care of.
No.595 Jiujiang Road
Hyatt on the Bund
At the far end of Shanghai、s waterfront stretch known as The Bund sits this brand new high-rise hotel, a second Shanghai property from Hyatt and the first on the Puxi side of the Huangpu River.
No. 199 Huangpu Road, Hongkou District 63931234
With its location and facilities the 17-year- old JC Mandarin caters for both the businessman and pleasure seeker. Located on the western part of Nanjing Road, the Mandarin is suitable for guests looking to engage in some retail therapy along the famous shopping avenue, whereas its pillarless Grand Ballroom (845 sq.m.) and 5 large meeting rooms will more than meet the requirements of any business function. What’s more, the Fitness Center and European Wellness Spa will delight those looking to do nothing more than be indulged.
No. 1225 Nanjing Road (W.)
Set in a stunning 1920’s building in the heart of Shanghai, JIA is playful, intimate and eclectic, with quietly theatrical, warm and sexy spaces infused with a sense of fun.
No.931 Nanjing Road (W.), Jing’an District
Jingjiang-Inn An economic hotel chain with unique style, offering guests convenient and efficient service
No.400 Xikang Road, Jing’an District
JW Marriott Hotel At Tomorrow Square
In downtown Shanghai, near Peoples Square, this hotel takes over the top 20 stories of the 60-story Tomorrow Square.
No.399 Nanjing Road (W.), Huangpu District
Lapis Casa Boutique Hotel
Nestled in the heart of Shanghai, Lapis Casa Boutique Hotel is located on the edge of Xintiandi. The hotel offers a relaxing sophisticated atmosphere. Every guest will experience a sense of comfort style whilst relaxing in pleasurable and private surroundings.
No.68 Taicang Road, Luwan District
Le Royal Meridien
While all Shanghai’s Hotels claim to be located in the ”heart of Shanghai” only a few of them actually are. One of them is Le Royal Meridien. Found between Nanjing Road (E.) and the historic Peopled Square, this hotel is within touching distance of the Shanghai Museum and Grand Theatre. With lots of the best bars and restaurants only a short taxi trip away (the Bund is a 5 min car journey), you won’t have much time to spend in your room – but if you do, you’ll find that it’s also extremely nice!
No.789 Nanjing Road (E.), Shanghai
Mansion Hotel Originally designed by French architect Lafayette in 1932, the boutique hotel is China、s first deluxe City Heritage Boutique Hotel. With its unique historical heritage, the Mansion Boutique Hotel captures the essence of old Shanghai, a period when this great city was considered the ‘Paris of the Orient’. The villas design its graceful fusion of Classic French and Asian architecture that makes the Mansion Hotel a city heritage landmark in Shanghai.
No.82 Xinle Road
A famous economic hotel chain
No.678 Anyuan Road
Like a hidden gem of Old Shanghai in a secret Art Deco mansion, this family- run hotel in the former French Concession is charming and eclectic.
No.9 Lane 355 Jianguo
Road (W.), Luwan District
Okura Garden Hotel
As the name suggests, the Okura Garden Hotel is a Japanese hotel. Located deep in the heart of the former French Concession, this hotel makes a perfect choice for visitors looking to soak up some real history and culture. With its 1920、s art deco design, the entrance and garden are something of architectural landmarks in the city. The hotel, does however have a dated feel to it, but ifyou can get over the 1980、s Hitachi television in the rooms, and enjoy the 7 acre gardens, then you’re bound to enjoy your stay.
No.58 Maoming Road (S.)
Old House Inn
Old House Inn, a place where you will come back to 1930、Shanghai. Your most unforgettable experience will begin here. You will find mixture of Chinese culture and western atmosphere, is well as tasty food, unique hotel rooms and homecoming service.
No. 16 Lane 351 Huashan Road, Jing’an District
Portman Ritz-carlton Hotel Shanghai
The atmosphere of Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai is warm and relaxing, and the ambience embraces the uniqueness of the local culture.
No. 1376 Nanjing Road (W.), Jing’an District
Pudi Boutique Hotel
The Pudi Boutique Hotel Shanghai is located near Facing Park, in the heart of the former French Concession area. The deluxe 8-storey hotel features 52 spacious European-style rooms, an executive lounge, a cigar bar, meeting rooms and a business center.
No.99 Yandang Road, Luwan District
Pudong Shangri-la Hotel
With memorable views of the Bund and the Huangpu River, the award-winning Pudong Shangri-La is the preeminent Shanghai hotel, offering warm and attentive Shangri-La service and world-class dining.
No.33 Fucheng Road, Pudong New Area
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao
Far from any tourist sites but conveniently near Hongqiao International Airport, this business-traveler、s stronghold is oriented to American business guests with its familiar facilities.
No. 2270 Hongqiao Road, Changning District
The Longemont Shanghai
The Longemont Shanghai, with its spectacular architecture and design, premier location and world-class facilities, is the newest luxury landmark in Asians most dynamic and exciting city.
No. 1116 Yan’an Road (W.), Changning District
The Peninsula Shanghai
Fronting the world-famous Bund with spectacular views of the Bund, the Huangpu River, Pudong and the gardens of the former British Consulate, the Peninsula Shanghai blends with the historic architecture of its landmark neighbours for a stylish fusion of Art Deco-Inspired glamour.
No.32 Zhongshan Road (E.No.1)
The Puli Hotel and Spa
The Puli Hotel & Spa is the first luxury hotel of its kind in Shanghai, with a new urban resort concept that blends the immediacy and convenience of being in Shanghai’s most central location with the quiet, emotional indulgences of a peaceful, luxurious resort. It’s like being away from it all and right in the heart of it all at once.
No.1 Changde Road, Jing’an District
URBN Hotels, Shanghai
URBN Hotels is China’s 1st carbon-neutral hotel with 26 distinctive rooms in a renovated downtown factory.
No. 183 Jiaozhou Road, Jing’an District
Vilas 1931 Hotel Shanghai
Located in the heart of the Bund Commercial Zone in Shanghai, the interiors of Villas 1931 Hotel Shanghai reflect the exquisite character of the exterior surroundings.
No.306 Guangdong Road, Huangpu District
Westin Bund Center
Within strolling distance from the Bund, the Westin Bund Center，is without doubt one of the most stylish hotels in Shanghai. Its art-deco design brings back memories of early 1930、s Miami, and all the 570 rooms are tastefully finished.
No.88 He’nan Road (M.)
After capturing Shanghai on November 12th, 1937, the Japanese army attacked Nanking (Nanjing), China’s capital at that time, on the morning of December 13. For six weeks, the occupying troops engaged in an orgy of slaughter by the most brutal means.
Massacres took place in many spots, i.e. the river bank near Xiaguan, Caoxiexia, Meitangang, Shangxinhe, Yanziji and out of the gate of Hanzhong. There were also random killing incidents. In order to exterminate the traces of massacre, the Japanese disposed of the corps soldiers were murdered. Japanese brutality against the people of Nanjing was outrageous. Many were beheaded, thrust, shot, buried alive or burned in the killing spree. Numerous living souls were annihilated, turning the peaceful metropolitan of Nanjing into a living hell. The Nanking Massacre has gone down in the annals of history as a horrific incident and a stain on modern civilization.
Following Japan’s surrender on August 15th, 1945, war crimes trials held by the Chinese Military Tribunal (set up in December 1946) and the Tokyo Military Tribunal all investigated and made judgments about the Nanking Massacre. The court came to the conclusion that there had been 28 cases of collective slaughter and 858 cases of scattered slaughter. The Tokyo Military Tribunal brought 28 Glass-A war criminals to trial, including the notorious Hiranuma. Hence, the international community regarded the Nanking Massacre as an undeniable crime by the Japanese invaders against the people of China.
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To proceed with its attempt to conquer the whole China, Japan provoked the July 7th Incident. One evening of, July 7th, 1937, Japanese troops stationed in the Lugouqiao area in the suburbs of Beiping (today’s Beijing) held a military exercise. Claiming to have heard gunshots in the nearby town of Warping, and that one of their men was missing, the Japanese wanted to enter the town of Warping to search the area. The Chinese army stopped them. They then launched an attack on Wanping and bombarded Lugouqiao. Striking back, the 100-men-strong Chinese unit stationed in the Lugouqiao area fought bravely and repulsed the enemy, but only four soldiers survived the battle. The July 7th Incident is also called the Lugouqiao Incident.
After the July 7th Incident, the CPC issued an open telegram, saying that, “Beiping and Tianjin are in emergency! North China is in emergency! The Chinese nation is to emergency!” and calling upon “the whole nation to fight against the Japanese aggressors, which is the only way out”. People from川walks of life, all the patriotic parties and groups, and overseas Chinese assembled, and demanded that the government mount an about resistance. Aid associations were organized in many big cities to collect money for the war effort and to support the Chinese armies in North China, who were fighting Japan actively.
Cinder these serious circumstances, facing the passionate people from all over the country, Chiang Kai-shek expressed the decision to prepare for fighting. Upon negotiation, the CPC and the KMT agreed to reorganize the main force of the Communist-led Red Army into the Eighth Route of the National Revolutionary Army, and to dispatch it to the North China front to fight the Japanese. The guerrillas in the eight provinces of the South were reorganized into the New Fourth Army. In September, the declaration of the KMT-CPC cooperation was publicized, and the united national front to resist Japan was officially formed.
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Xinzhuang – Fujin Rd. 05:30 (First Trian)- 22:32 (Last Trian)
Fujin Rd. – Xinzhuang 05:40 (First Trian)- 23:32 (Last Trian)
Xujing East- Guanglan Rd.
05:30 (First Trian)- 22:45 (Last Trian)
Guanglan Rd. -Xujing East
05:30 (First Trian)- 22:45 (Last Trian)
Shanghai South Railway Station – Jiangyang Rd. (N.)
05:25 (First Trian)- 22:30 (Last Trian) Jiangyang Rd. (N.)
Shanghai South Railway Station
05:25 (First Trian)- 22:35 (Last Trian)
Inner Ring: Yishan Rd. -Shanghai Railway Station – Century Avenue – Yishan Rd.
05:30 (First Trian) – 22:30 (Last Trian)
Outer Ring: Yishan Rd. – Century Avenue -Shanghai Railway Station – Yishan Rd.
05:30 (First Trian) – 22:30 (Last Trian)
Xinzhuang – Minhang Development Zone
06:00 (First Trian) – 22:30 (Last Trian)
Minhang Development Zone – Xinzhuang
06:00 (First Trian) – 22:00 (Last Trian)
Gangcheng Rd.- Lingyan Rd. (S.)
05:36 (First Trian) – 22:00 (Last Trian)
Lingyan Rd. (S.) – Gangcheng Rd.
05:48 (First Trian)- 22:12 (Last Trian)
Huamu Rd.- Shanghai University
05:30 (First Trian) -21:30 (Last Trian)
Shanghai University -Huamu Rd.
05:32 (First Trian) -21:32 (Last Trian)
Aerospace Museum – Shiguang Rd.
05:30 (First Trian) – 22:00 (Last Trian)
Shiguang Rd. – Aerospace Museum
05:30 (First Trian) – 22:00 (Last Trian)
Century Avenue – Songjiang New Town
05:33 (First Trian) – 21:26 (Last Trian)
Songjiang New Town ‘ Century Avenue
06:00 (First Trian) – 21:15 (Last Trian)
Jiangsu Rd. – North Jiading
09:00 (First Trian) – 16:00 (Last Trian)
North Jiading- Jiangsu Rd.
09:00 (First Trian) – 16:00 (Last Trian)
Expo Avenue – Madang Rd.
No.1 Sightseeing Line (Forma No2 Tourist Line)
Shanghai Stadium – Xujiahui – Huaihai Road (M.) – Longmen Road (Near Huaihai Road (M.))
First Bus: 07:00am Last Bus: 20:00pm
3 yuan / person
No.6 Tourist Line A
Shanghai Stadium – Changfeng Park – Guyi Garden – Nanxiang Town -Malu Town – Qinghe Road (Near Chengzhong Road)
First Bus: 06:30am
Last Bus: 17:20pm
2-10 yuan / person
No. 167 (Former No.10 Tourist Line)
Yiminhe Road – Hongkou Football Stadium – Sichuan Road (N.)- Huaihai Road (M.) – Longhua Road (W.) (Near Longheng Road)
First Bus: 06:00am
Last Bus: 21:00pm
2 yuan / person
Shanghai Stadium -Caobao Road – Qibao Old Town – Sijing Town -Sheshan State Resort
First Bus: 06:00am Last Bus: 17:30pm
Shanghai South Railway Station – Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
First Bus: 05:00am
Last Bus: 18:50pm
1-11 yuan / person
Shanghai Lujiazui Tourist Line
Oriental Pearl TV Tower – Shanghai Ocean Aquarium -Shanghai International Convention Center – Shanghai World Finance Center – Jinmao Tower – Oriental Pearl TV Tower
First Bus: 08:00am Last Bus: 20:00pm
Shanghai Nanjing Road Tourist Line
Nanjing Road (E.)- Xizang Road (M.)- Nanjing Road (E.) ‘ Henan Road (M.)
First Bus: 08:00am Last Bus: 22:30pm
2 yuan / person
12 yuan for the first 3km and 2.4 yuan for every kilometer after 3km
96840 (Booking) 64312788 (Complaint)
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Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:30
Domestic Airlines: Air China
Room 307 No.1515 Nanjing Road (W.)
4008 100 999
China Eastern Airlines
No.258 Weihai Road
No.212 Jiangning Road
International Airlines Air Canada
Room 3901, Zhongxin Building, 1468 Nanjing Road (W.)
Room 3901B, 388 Nanjing Road (W.)
4008 808 808
All Nippon Airways
Room 208A,East Tower, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Road (W.)
Cathay Pacific Airways
Room 2104,Huaihai Road(M.)
Room 1905, No.500 Guangdong Road
400 650 6686
Room 2601,1118 Yan’an Road(W.)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Room 3901A, 338 Nanjing Road (W.)
4008 808 222
Korean Air Room 3406,8 Xingyi Road
3F, Building 1,222 Hubin Road
Room 209, East Tower, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Road (W.)
Room 1007,Kerry Center, 1515 Nanjing Road(W.)
Room 3202,1010 Huaihai Road(M.)
Swiss International Airlines
Room 314,Building 1, 222 Hubin Road, Luwan District
4008 820 880
Thai Airways International
Room 2302, Chuangxin Finance Center, 288 Nanjing Road (W.)
Room 211,12 Zhongshan Road(No.1E.)
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE AREA OF OTHER PARTS OF SHANGHAI
Distributed over many districts, this area boasts a great many tourist spots, including a few famous parks, historical relics, religious places, theatres, galleries, sports sites and museums. However, they scatter at different corners of Shanghai. Those who are interested to visit some of the spots need make a plan beforehand so that they can avoid wasting time and energy.
Many of the historical relics and industrial tourist spots are located in Baoshan District, which is relatively far from Shanghai Downtown; Longhua Temple is very attractive cultural and religious spot generally considered one of the most frequently visited spots by foreign tourists. Besides, Fengjing Ancient Town, which was selected in 2009 as one of “Eight New Scenic Spots of Shanghai”, is situated also pretty far from Shanghai proper. All these spots and a number of other beautiful and important tourist sites are introduced in this chapter.
THE JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE
Located at the crossing of Anyuan Rd. and Jiangning Rd., the Jade Buddha Temple is well known both in China and South-east Asia.
In the temple, two Jade Buddha statues are enshrined. There goes a story: In the early years of the reign of Qing Emperor Guangxu, an eminent monk called Huigen from Putuo Mountain (in Zhejiang Province) went on a pilgrimage to India. He passed through Tibet and Burma. It is said that he was honored with five statues of Sakyamuni. On his way back in 1875,he passed Shanghai, and left behind two statues of the five; one was 1.9 meters tall, in a sitting posture and the other one-meter long, in a reclining posture. In order to enshrine the two statues, a temple was built. At first the temple was located in Jiangwan. During the Revolution of 1911, the original temple was deserted. In 1918,a new temple was planned to set up on the present site. Ten years later, it was completed. The temple, a Song Dynasty palace-type structure, was very magnificent in appearance and compact in architecture. The sitting jade statue was inlaid with such precious stones as agate, emerald and jadeite, so it becomes a very rare masterpiece in the world.
The vegetarian diet served here is well- known for its culinary skill in color, shape and flavor.
170 Anyuan Rd.
SHANGHAI LONGHUA TOURIST CITY
Occupying a space area of 31.17 hectares and located in the southern part of Shanghai, Longhua Tourist City contains a number of scenic spots and well known buildings, among which the most famous are Longhua Temple, Longhua Pagoda and Longhua Martyrs’ Mausoleum. Almost all the buildings in the City are designed in the architectural style of the folk dwellings to the south of the Yangtze River, featuring black tiles, whitewashed walls, covered corridors, little alleyways and winding paths.
Shanghai Longhua Tourist City is a comprehensive relaxing center, with a rich variety of shops, facilities and restaurants in it, able to meet tourists’ demands for sightseeing, amusement, shopping and catering. These shops supply all kinds of artware, folk collections, tourist souvenirs, ornaments of minority, etc., while the restaurants and eateries offer different styles of Chinese cuisine, including vegetarian diet, tonic food, etc.
LONGHUA TEMPLE, LONGHUA PAGODA & LONGHUA TEMPLE FAIR
As a nation-famous thousand-year- old ancient temple, Longhua Temple, located in Longhua Town, boasts its longest history and largest scale among the Buddhist monasteries in Shanghai.
Longhua Temple occupies an area of over 20,000 sq.m. The temple contains a few adjoining halls: The Grand Hall, the Three Sages Hall, and the Hall of Maitreya and the Abbot Chamber. By the side of the main building are the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower.
The well-know “Evening Chimes of Longhua Bell” sound on the eve of the New Year. When the New Year comes near, 108 strikes of the bell resound in the air with delightful dragon and lion dances on the square. Inside the temple, one hundred monks are conducting a solemn ceremony praying for luck and happiness for people.
Opposite the temple stands Longhua Pagoda. It is generally believed that both the temple and the pagoda were built in the 5th Chiwu Year of King Sun Quan of the Wu State (A.D. 242) during the Three Kingdom Period. The pagoda is of brick and wood structure, 40 meters tall with 7 stories in octagonal shape. The eaves on every story and the bells hanging on the corners and corridors can be clearly seen from afar. It is the largest one among all the 16 pagodas all over Shanghai.
From the 3rd day of every 3rd lunar month (about in early April) on, there is always a traditional fair which can be traced back to the 16th century. Up to today, Longhua Temple Fair has still been regarded as one of the most famous and the most popular folk custom festivities in Shanghai.
Longhua Temple Fair lasts till early May. Varieties of interesting and colorful activities take place during the fair period, like holding the traditional book fair, giving local-style performances, carrying out cultural exchanges, opening large-scale bazaar and playing games.
2853 Longhua Rd.
41,44,56,73,87,104,714,733,734, Line Longwu,etc.
LONGHUA VEGETARIAN DIET
When visiting this area, visitors should have a good taste of vegetarian diet here. In either Longhua Temple or Longhua Hotel, which is next to the temple, vegetarian diet is always served. Although “chick”, “duck”, “ham”, ‘‘beef,can be found on the menu, all of them are made from soybean or various vegetables. The Longhua vegetarian diet tastes really good and distinctive.
In Longhua Temple and Longhua Hotel
LONGHUA MARTYRS, MAUSOLEUM
Longhua Martyrs’ Mausoleum is located next to Longhua Temple and opposite to Longhua Pagoda. These three spots form the most attractive scene in Longhua Tourist City.
On the gateway people can find Deng Xiaoping’s inscription: “Longhua Martyrs’ Mausoleum” (written in Chinese). On June 26,1991,crowds from all walks of life in Shanghai witnessed the open ceremony of the mausoleum.
Surrounded by shady trees, the mausoleum enjoys a majestic and tranquil atmosphere, with a large number of statues and steles of poems. To make the martyrs’ heroic deeds known to all, there is also an exhibition in the mausoleum.
2887 Longhua Rd.
41,44,73,86,104, Line Xinlong, Line Longwu, Tourist Line No.7, etc.
GONGQING FOREST PARK
Situated in the northeast of Shanghai, Gongqing Forest Park is a place which local people are fond of visiting on weekends with their children. People like to come here not only for its beauty or spaciousness, but also for the fact that more than 20 years ago, numerous people in Shanghai volunteered to plant trees.
Now the forest area of the park has reached 131 hectares. In summer and early autumn, various flowers gradually burst into bloom everywhere in the park, making up a beautiful picture with a riot of color.
With a view to delighting visitors even better, Gongqing Forest Park provides many up-to-date amusement items, among which are riding horses, barbecues, minicabs and sliding along a cable.
2000 Jungong Rd.
6:00- 17:00(summer); 6:00,16:30(winter)
SHANGHAI CIRCUS WORLD
Located on Gonghexin Road, Shanghai Circus World is a well-equipped modern circus. It consists of 5 parts with acrobatic ground and circus as its main, including an amusement city, an animal house, a performers, reception center and a rehearsal hall, with a total area of 22,500 sq. m.
Capable of holding 1,672 people, the Acrobatic Ground provides all necessary up-to-date facilities and devices, suitable for large-scale acrobatic shows. Shanghai Circus Troupe and some other famous troupes take turns to give wonderful performances here.
The Animal House, which is as large as 1,540 sq.m., contains Elephants’ High Room, Pandas’ Room, Sea Lions’ Room with a man-made sea, Stables & Animal Rehearsal Room.
The Culture and Business City, which occupies an area of 12,000 sq.m., offers many kinds of service, such as cultural displays, gift shops, entertainment and Shanghai Circus World is an important center for sports, cultures and amusements in Shanghai.
2,266 Gonghexin Rd.
BAOSHAN STEEL COMPLEX INDUSTRIAL TOUR
Baoshan Steel Complex is the largest of its kind in scale with the most modernized equipment in China. Since the completion of the three phases, the annual production of steel has reached 11 million tons and its technology of steel-making continues to keep the first-rate level in the world. In Oct., 1997, Baoshan Steel was made accessible to the public a乡 a tourist attraction full of the spirit of the times.
In fact, Baoshan Steel Complex, with an area of 18.9 sq.km., owns a green ecological environment filled with vitality. The afforestation coverage rate of the modernized plant area reaches 40%. About 100 sika deer and a number of camels and peacocks can be seen strolling at leisure on the lawn.
If you are interested in visiting Baoshan Steel, you may contact the Shanghai International Travel Service of Baosteel Group.
Here are some itineraries to be recommended: 1. Tour of Modern History: Baosteel, Baoshan Martyrs’ Mausoleum, Linjiang Park, the Memorial Hall of Chen Huacheng, Shanghai Memorial Hall of Song Hu Anti-Japanese War. 2. Tour for leisure: Baosteel, Baoshan Vegetables Farm, Dakang Recreation Center. 3 . Tour in Baosteel and neighboring islands: Baosteel, Changxing Island, and Hengsha Island. 4.Tour for boat riding: Baosteel, boat-riding on the Huangpu River.
1534 Mudanjiang Rd.
51,53,116,Tourist Line 6,etc.
BAOSHAN SPECIAL LIVESTOCK FARM
The farm raises peacocks, ostriches and capybaras. Peacocks are so beautiful and ostriches so rare in cities that many people choose to visit the farm. On the other hand, the livestock may be provided to restaurants and hotels for dishes, while capybaras may be supplied to many parks in different cities or regions.
Heping Village, Luodian Town
SHANGHAI MEMORIAL HALL OF SONG HU ANTI-JAPANESE WAR & THE MEMORIAL HALL OF CHEN HUACHENG
Standing in Baoshan District, the Shanghai Memorial Hall of Song Hu Anti-Japanese War is a 12-storied building, occupying a total floor space of 3,490 sq.m. Its main memorial pagoda is 53 meters high.
In order to vividly illustrate the great historic pictures, the memorial hall adopts many methods, such as using scenes, multimedia and some hi-tech means.
When the Opium War broke out in June 1840, Chen Huacheng, a national hero against British invaders, was appointed to the post of Jiangnan (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River) commander to defend Wusongkou. And since then, he had set up many military posts along ponds and taken strict precautions against the enemy army. On June 16, 1842, Chen Huacheng headed his soldiers to fight bloody battles against the invaders and died a martyr for the country in the end.
1 Youyi Rd., inside Linjiang Park, Baoshan District
THE MEMORIAL HALL OF TAO XINGZHI
Tao Xingzhi was a famous educationist, whose new Memorial Hall is located inside Xingzhi Park. The whole building is characteristic of the simplicity of Anhui dwellings and the exquisitenesses and delicacy of Suzhou Gardens. What’s more, a large number of up-to-date facilities concerning light, sound and electricity are used here.
558 Dahua Rd.(No.3),Baoshan District
8 yuan (adult), 5 yuan (child)
CHANGXING ISLAND & THE VAST ORANGE ORCHARDS
The island is away from the downtown, so both the air and the water here are very clean. These “cleannesses” have a great deal of attraction for visitors. Besides, the island features the vast orange orchards. Every autumn, a special orange festival is held here. Visitors in great numbers come here at that time to appreciate, pick and taste oranges. In the orchard, there is an entertainment place called “Mongolian Village,,,where visitors can boat amid the reeds and fish, and also play on the beach.
To get there, you should first take a Bus 116 to Songpu Rd. in Wusong Town, where Wusong Ferry Station lies, and then take the ferry to Changxing Island.
FENGJING ANCIENT TOWN
Fengjing Ancient Town is an old town established 1500 years ago, characteristic of the style of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Inside and outside the town, there is a dense web of crossing river courses, so that it is generally said that in the town “there are two bridges/every three steps, and always ten ports within sight.”
Many cultural celebrities were born in this ancient town, e.g. Gu Shuiru, a very famous go player, Cheng Shifa, an outstanding Chinese-style painter, and Ding Cong, a well-known caricaturist. A lot of local food specialties produced here, including dried bean curd, specially-made pork and Zhuangyuan cake. The famous Jinshan peasants’ paintings also originate from Fengjing Ancient Town. The following five spots are all in Fengjing town.
In the west of Jinshan District, bordering on Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province
46 yuan (adult), 13 yuan (group students), 23 yuan (group visitors)
Ding Cong Caricature Gallery
Between the gallery and the North Main Street, there is a tranquil narrow lane. The main building was constructed during the reign of the Republic of China. More than 100 paintings are on show.
421 Beida St. (North Main Street), Fengjing
Cheng Shifa’s Ancestral Residence
It is a traditional-style building where the very famous Chinese painter Cheng Shifa once lived during his childhood. Now both Cheng’s grandfather and father’s private clinic have been restored. Near the building, you can find the best reserved people’s commune site in Shanghai.
151 Heping St., Fengjing
Fengjing Folk Custom Exhibition Hall
This hall, also called “Three-Hundred Garden,,,is composed of three sub- halls, i.e. “Hundred Baskets” Hall, “Hundred Lamps” Hall and “Hundred Professions” Hall. Baskets and lamps of different types, shapes and sizes are on display here, including baskets for needles and threads used by women, for flowers when young people are getting married, for gifts when birthdays are celebrated, for food and tobacco, etc.
49 Heping St., Fengjing
The Former Residence of Gu Shuiru
Gu, a national champion of go, used to live in the South Town of Fengjing. His residence consists of 6 suites, featuring the traditional architectural style of Fengjing. In the court, there stands a tree which is said to be planted by Gu’s father on the very day when he was born, so it should be over 110 years old today.
39 Xinfeng Rd., Fengjing
At the west end of Shengchan Street, there can be seen three bridges called Qingfeng Bridge, Zhuhang Bridge and Beifeng Bridge respectively, which are connected, thus forming a rare scene.
Jinshan Peasants’ paintings originate from the traditional art of Shanghai countryside. The painters are all typical peasants, most of whom are housewives of peasant families, and who are skilled of weaving and embroidering. By means of techniques used in paper- cutting, embroidering and kitchen-wall painting, those painters express their countryside life in their works which feature rich colors and vivid figures. In fact, Zhujin Town Peasants’ Gallery is the best site for appreciating peasants’ paintings in Shanghai.
318 Jiankang Rd., Zhujing Town
QIBAO ANCIENT TOWN
Qibao Ancient Town is one of the oldest and most famous towns in Shanghai. With two rivers flowing through, Qibao Town enjoys great geographical advantages. That’s why this town has been so flourishing. Ancientry is one of the main features of the town. There are old trees, old wells, old bridges, old houses… With the development of Shanghai, Qibao Ancient Town is getting more and more modernized; however, visitors can still taste plenty of ancient architecture, ancient customs, traditional food, culture and art here. If you visit it, you must have a good taste of mutton and some special-flavor cakes.
Recently, a few tourist attractions concerning art and folk customs have emerged, such as Cricket Hall, Cotton Weaving Hall, etc., among which the Memorial Hall of Zhang Chongren and Mr. Zhou’s Mini-sculpture Exhibition are the most attractive. Zhang Chongren was a world-famous sculptor, especially known to the French-speaking countries. His greatest works include the statues of Deng Xiaoping, Feng Yuxiang, Ma Xiangbo, Shen Yanbing, Qi Baishi, Yu Youren and so on. Mr. Zhou’s Mini-sculpture Exhibition, however, is situated at the south end of Qibao Town where a good number of fine works are on show. Visitors are sure to be amazed at the exquisite craftsmanship of Mr. Zhou and his daughter.
To the southwest of Hongqiao E&D Area and to the northeast of Xinzhuang
The name “Guilin” means a forest of osmanthus trees in Chinese. In actual fact, there are over 20 kinds of osmanthus trees in this park. During the August of the Lunar calendar, these trees send forth sweet fragrance which can be smelt far away.
The layout of the park is also unique. All the doors, windows, purlins, rafters, pillars and beams are inlaid with all kinds of sculpted figures of Chinese traditional stories. A zigzag corridor can’t be missed which is more than 60 meters long and connects three pavilions.
On the Mid-Autumn Festival (August 15 of the lunar calendar), Shanghai Osmanthus Festival is held here, supplemented by cultural exhibitions and artistic performances.
Zhongshan Park is well-known for the 2,500-odd ornamental plants in it. In 1924, an open concert hall was constructed, with a seating capacity of more than 4,000 people. On each side of the hall stands a statue of a woman
1 Guilin Rd.
Founded in 1914,Zhongshan Park(Sun Yet-sen Park) is one of the earliest parks in Shanghai, even in China. Before 1949,it was named Zhaofeng Park. Zhongshan Park is well-known for the 2,500-odd ornamental plants in it. In 1924, an open concert hall was constructed, with a seating capacity of more than 4,000 people. On each side of the hall stands a statue of a woman sculptured out of marble, which is housed in a semi-domed marble pavilion generally called the Marble Pavilion.
SHANGHAI BOTANIC PARK
Founded in 1974, Shanghai Botanic Park is the largest municipal botanic park in China, with an area of about 670,000 sq.m.
The whole garden is divided into three parts: Area of Plants for Environment Protection, Area of Plant Evolution and Man-made Ecological Area. According to the species of plants, the park is subdivided into a few small areas, e.g. Bamboo Area, Peony Area, Orchid Hall, etc.
In the park, there are over 3, 000 different species of plants in all, including a few rarities. Besides, the park also boasts a vast greenhouse where people can appreciate different kinds of seasonal plants all year round.
The park is characteristic of vastness, tranquility and elegance.
111 Longwu Rd.
SHANGHAI FILM ART CENTER
Shanghai Film Art Center, covering an area of more than 10,000 sq.m., is a modern multi-function amusement site, housing 5 cinemas and a few showrooms, ballrooms, billiard rooms, coffee rooms, dining rooms and some other facilities.
160 Xinhua Rd.
Located at the crossing of Jianguo Rd.(M.) and Chongqing Rd. (S.), No.8 Bridge is a new-born creation center already very famous both in China and abroad. It is constructed on the site of the former Shanghai Car Brake Factory. Those thick brick walls, densely-laid pipes and mottled pavements, are still reserved so that people can feel the atmosphere of the industrial civilization times. Today it has already attracted many influential enterprises specialized in art, advertising design, architectural design, and clothing design. The former factory site has now become artists’ studios and romantic places for work, leisure and entertainment. A lot of recreational and leisure facilities have been established, introduced as following.
It is a very fashionable bar with live music and charming lights. Its best attraction is the comfortable and luxurious VIP Area, and its cool and high DJ tables.
1#, No.8 Bridge
Can you 3S
It is a barber’s shop with a brand- new concept, combining the concepts of salon, store and school. It releases information about world’s voguish hair styles at regular intervals. The school is a lecture room, where there is a mini-bar. The store supplies all kinds of products used for hair-cutting and shampooing.
Room 101-103, No. 5 Building Fashionable Life Center, No, 8 Bridge
10:00-20:00 (Closed on Sundays)
It is an ideal area for gourmets. With tables and chairs placed irregularly, people can chat and drink tea while enjoying the sunshine and green plants here.
8 Jianguo Rd. (M.)
JIN JIANG AMUSEMENT PARK
Located to the southeast of Xujiahui Commercial Area, Jinjiang Amusement Park is the first large-scale modern theme park of its kind in Shanghai.
The park is very large with an area of over 15 hectares. There are 18 kinds of recreational and body-building facilities which were imported from abroad, such as slides and chutes. People, especially the young, generally like to come here on weekends to do some breathtaking exercises and enjoy themselves.
201 Hongmei Rd.
07,50,131,704,712,729,731,735,757,763,Subway No. 1,etc.
SHANGHAI PRISON MUSEUM
The building where the museum is located today was first set up in 1901,and put into use as a prison in May, 1903. From then on, it was expanded bit by bit, and up to 1935, its scope became as large as today’s. The exhibits in it show how the prison changed progressively in Shanghai in the 100 years from the Opium War up to the liberation of Shanghai in 1949. There are over 3,000 items of exhibits including rubber prison, indoor execution ground, confinement room, etc., which are all extremely rare today and preserved very well.
Prearrangement for visiting is necessary.
147 Changyang Rd.,in Shanghai Tilanqiao Prison
SHANGHAI NAVY MUSEUM
Shanghai Navy Museum used to be the memorial for the Changjiang (the Yangtze River) Warship. The museum is composed of eight different halls, introducing respectively the history of the ancient Chinese navy, the history of the modern Chinese navy, the history of the contemporary Chinese navy, spectacular oceans, the navy history of the world, marine culture, navy’s general weaponry and aquarium.
68 Tanghou Rd., Wusong
10 yuan (adult); 5 yuan (chuild)
The museum is composed of three exhibition divisions: Hall of Achievements of Development in Minhang,Hall of Maqiao Ancient Culture and Museum of Chinese Musical Instruments.
Hall of Maqiao Ancient Culture has a number of very rare exhibits showing how people lived and worked in the area of Maqiao 4,000 years ago. Many exquisite items of chinaware and the well-known three-legged plate are on display too.
In the Museum of Chinese Musical Instruments, there are more than 300 articles of Chinese musical instruments on show, including those played in ancient times, of which the oldest was played in the Neolithic Age. Those interested in music will surely learn a lot about the history and culture of Chinese music here.
F1.5, 255 Xinjian Rd.(E.), Xinzhuang Subway
91,704,712,753,756,Subway No. 1,etc.
FUDAN UNIVERSITY & FUDAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
As the first self-established institution of higher education in China and a world-famed comprehensive university, Fudan University was set up in 1905. The name of the university was chosen by Ma Xiangbo, a very famous modern educationalist of China. Its admission line today ranks the highest in Shanghai. Its campus culture is as famous as the university itself. Lectures, performances and other types of cultural activities are often held.
Serving as an auxiliary teaching facility, Fudan University Museum owns more than 4,000 pieces of exhibits. The entire museum consists of five divisions, i.e. introduction, pictures and reference materials concerning the history of Fudan University, cultural relics and specimens, Chinese Coins of different times, and cultural relics of Gaoshan Nationality.
220 Handan Rd.
Located in the northeast part of Shanghai, Tongji University is a well- known university in China, famous for its specialty of architecture. The buildings dotted about on the campus are also very attractive and distinctive, representing its high taste in the field of architecture.
1239 Siping Rd.
HUANG DAOPO’S TOMB
Born in the Yuan Dynasty, Huang Daopo was a famous pioneer of textile workmanship. When she was very young, she escaped from home and reached Yazhou, Hainan, where she lived with people of Li Nationality and learned a lot about textile. After 30 years passed, she returned to the hometown.
Huang Daopo’s greatest contributions lie in her popularization of textile know-how. As a result, Shanghai gradually became a textile center in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Huang’s Tomb has been repaired several times. Today it looks both solemn and plain. And a temple was set up in honor of her in today’s Shanghai Botanic Park.
13 Jiangwan Village, Huajing Town, Xuhui District
ZOU RONG’S TOMB
Zou Rong (1885-1905), born in Ba County, Sichuan Province, was a modern democratic revolutionary martyr. He wrote Revolutionary Army and did a lot of advocating work aiming at overthrowing the Qing Dynasty. He was imprisoned when quite young and died in a jail-house at the age of only 21.
Zou Rong’s Tomb was rebuilt in 1981.
To the west of Huajing Town, Xuhui District
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CHONGMING AREA
Chongming Island, with an area of 1,064 sq.km., is not only the third largest island of China but also one of the largest alluvion islands in the world. It is commonly viewed as “The Pearl of the East Sea”.
The island is scattered with lots of places famous for historic interest and scenic spots, like Golden Turtle Hill, Shou’an Temple, Dongtan Reservation Area for Migrants, etc. The most attractive scenic spot is Dongping State Forest Park, the largest man-made forest in East China.
In the Forest Park, visitors can stroll on grassland or take part in rock- climbing and many other activities. The Chongming Museum is also located in the park. Meanwhile, in Dongtan Reservation Area for Migrants, visitors can watch all kinds of birds in May and October each year. If you are lucky enough, you can even see some rare birds. For those who are interested to know about the customs and cultures of the locals, visiting the villages to experience the daily life together with the friendly peasants is the best choice.
CHONGMING DONGTAN RESERVATION AREA FOR MIGRANTS
Owing to the temperature and humid climate as well as the distinction of the four seasons in climate, Chongming Island is an extraordinarily suitable habitat for migrants. Various kinds of migrants like to stop and have a rest on Dongtan during the course of their migrating, and there is no lack of very rare species among them, such as red-crowned cranes. In 1983, the Agreement of Protecting Migrants between China and Japan was signed. According to the agreement, 277 species of migrants are to be protected, among which 132 species of birds are living on Chongming Island.
You should first take Tourist Line 5 to Baoyang Wharf and then take a tourist ship (3 times each day: 7:00, 11:00, 15:00),or you can get there by means of the newly-built Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Bridge.
At the east end of Chongming Island
DONGPING STATE FOREST PARK
On Chongming Island, there is a tranquil park, named Dongping State Forest Park, which, with an area of 353 hectares, is the largest plain forest park in East China.
Dongping State Forest Park is characteristic of the strong pastoral scenery, permeated with the unique fresh air of a thick forest. Visitors can take an enjoyable forest trip in the green and cool environment. In addition, there are also lots of sports facilities for visitors to enjoy, such as sandy beach volleyball,swimming, forest hunting and aquatic sports. For the people living in noisy cities, Dongping State Forest Park is one of the best places to get rid of dust and worries.
Starting from Wusong,a ferry can take you to Bao Town,Chongming, and then you should take Line Baoqian.
314 Dongda St. Chengxiang Town
SHANGHAI YANGTZE RIVER TUNNEL BRIDGE
The construction project of Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Bridge is the biggest of its kind in the whole world. The entire project consists of a tunnel under the Yangtze River and a bridge across the river. On Oct.31, 2009,the project was completed, which marks that Chongming Island is separated from Shanghai’s urban center no longer. As a result of the completion of the project, Chongming’s development will be accelerated and the communication between Shanghai and the regions to the north of the Yangtze River will be greatly improved.
The west exit of the tunnel bridge is located at Wuhaogou (No.5 Ditch), Pudong, and the east exit at Chenjia Town, Chongming Island, with a total length of 25.5 km. The entire distance is expected to be covered in only half an hour or so.
This magnificent-looking tunnel bridge adds much charm to Chongming,s scenery.
GOLDEN TURTLE HILL
It is a man-made hill with 9 peaks, of which the middle one being the highest. It is perhaps the most famous scenery on this island. On top of the hill stands a high building called Zhenhai Tower (meaning sea-guarding tower in Chinese), of whose east, south and west walls are written “安” (meaning “safe” in English) “静” (meaning “quiet’,)、and “定”(meaning “stable,,) respectively. By its side are the picturesque Lotus Lake and a memorial hall of a national hero called Tang Yicen, who fought bravely against pirates and devoted his life.
QIANWEI ECOLOGICAL VILLAGE
Located in the central north part of Chongming Island, this village is famous for its ecological environment. In 2000,it developed a special- featured tourist item, called “Enjoying Happiness in Peasants’ Families”, which includes such activities as “eating peasants’ food”, “sleeping in peasants’ houses”, “learning to do peasants’ work”. There are a great number of other interesting activities, e.g. watching folk customs, fishing by ponds, growing vegetables, and visiting local peasants.
In the central north part of Chongming Island
Line Nandong, etc.
28 yuan (adult), 14 yuan (child)
Located not far away from Chongming Academic Palace and Golden Turtle Hill, Shou’an Temple is a well-known ancient temple on Chongming Island, built more than 700 years ago in the Song Dynasty. Suffering from wars for hundreds of years, this temple became dilapidated. In 1983, the local government rebuilt it. Now it looks resplendent and magnificent again, and attracts a large number of pilgrims each year.
To the south of Golden Turtle Hill
LONG MARCH FARM
In the 1970s, numerous young intellects and students were sent to farms on Chongming Island, to do farm work and learn from peasants. Long March Farm is one of them. Visitors can experience the present life and work of the local people while imagining how those young people lived and worked at that time.
To the west of Changzheng Highway
59311779 (Office of Long March Farm)
Located in the southwestern tip of Chongming Island, Xisha Wetland is the only natural wetland in Shanghai, which enjoys natural tides and forests on mud flat. Currently, more than 60 species of birds, fishes and plants, which were only accessible to scientists and researchers previously, can be seen here today. With an area of 3 sq.km. and as a multi-function ecological area, Xisha Wetland is designed to be the newest tourist attraction as well as a scientific education base.
Serving as a newly-established tourist area, the wetland is equipped with a 2 km plank road throughout the wetland and a wooden tower providing an excellent place for bird-watching. In addition, Xisha Wetland is also known as the best place to watch sunset in Chongming.
Xisha Wetland Park, near Mingzhu Lake and Sanhua Highway
Line Nanhai, Line Nanniu, Mingzhu Lake Tourist Bus(Only on Sat, & Sun.)
60 yuan (including admission to the nearby Mingzhu Lake)
CHONGMING ACADEMIC PALACE & CHONGMING COUNTY MUSEUM
It was first built in the Southern Song Dynasty and rebuilt in 1622. In the palace there are many ancient- style structures, such as pavilions and archways. Chongming County Museum was moved into the place in 1980. Now it is one of the most notable resorts in Chongming.
Chongming County Museum is a building of brick-and-wood structure. In view of its time-honored architecture, the museum has been included in the list of the famous buildings preserved by the Municipal Government of Shanghai.
Having a collection of 1,100 pieces of relics, the museum has a special exhibition room, in which are displayed about 300 pieces of exhibits including ancient ships and boats, as well as items about local customs. In addition, occasional exhibitions of various kinds are held here from time to time.
1 Dongmen Rd.(696 Aoshan Rd.), Chengqiao Town
November 2009, a total of 38 natural and cultural sites in China had been inscribed into the World Heritage List, including 27 Cultural Heritage sites, 7 Natural Heritage sites, 4 Cultural and Natural Heritage sites, and 1 Cultural Landscape site.
The Great Wall
In 220 B.C., under the reign of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defense system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world’s largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
In November 2002, the Jiumenkou section of the Great Wall, known as the first section built on a riverbed in northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, was also listed by UNESCO as part of the World Cultural Heritage site.
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Seat of supreme power for over five centuries, the Forbidden City in Beijing, with its landscaped gardens and many buildings, whose 9,000 rooms contain furniture and works of art, constitutes a priceless testimony to Chinese civilization during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin Shi Huang, the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital Xianyang. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.
Situated at a strategic point along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the 492 cells and cave sanctuaries in Mogao are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art.
The sacred Mount Taishan was the object of an imperial cult for nearly 2,000 years, and the artistic masterpieces found there are in perfect harmony with the natural landscape. It has always been a source of inspiration for Chinese artists and scholars and symbolizes ancient Chinese civilizations and beliefs.
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Scientific work at the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, which lies 42 km south-west of Beijing, is still underway. So far, it has led to the discovery of the remains of Sinanthropus pekinensis, who lived in the Middle Pleistocene, along with various objects, and remains of Homo sapiens dating as far back as 18,000-11,000 B.C. The site is not only an exceptional reminder of the prehistoric human societies of £ the Asian continent, but also illustrates the process of evolution.
Mount Huangshan, known as “the loveliest mountain of China,” was acclaimed through art and literature during a golden period throughout Chinese history (e.g. the Shanshui style, meaning “mountain and water,’ of the mid-16th century). Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers who come on pilgrimage to the site, which is renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Situated in the northwest of Sichuan Province, the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. In addition to its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems can be found, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. The area also has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area
Spanning over 72,000 hectares in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou Valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 meters, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst landforms and spectacular waterfalls. Some 140 bird species also inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin.
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 hectares in central China’s Hunan Province, the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 meters high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.
Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
The temple, cemetery and family mansion of Confucius, the great philosopher, politician and educator of the 6th-5th Centuries B.C., are located in Qufu City, Shandong Province. Built to commemorate him in 478 B.C., the temple has been destroyed and reconstructed over the centuries; today it comprises more than 100 buildings. The cemetery contains Confucius’ tomb and the remains of more than 100,000 of his descendants. The small house of the Kong family developed into a gigantic aristocratic residence, of which 152 buildings remain. The Qufu complex of monuments has retained its outstanding artistic and historic character due to the devotion of successive Chinese emperors over more than 2,000 years.
Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains
The palaces and temples which form the nucleus of this group of secular and religious buildings exemplify the architectural and artistic achievements of China’s Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Situated in the scenic valleys and on the slopes of the Wudang Mountains in Hubei Province, the site, which was built as an organized complex during the Ming Dynasty, contains Taoist buildings from as early as the 7th century. It represents the highest standards of Chinese art and architecture over a period of nearly 1,000 years.
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace(including Jokhang Monastery and Norbulingka) in Lhasa
The Potala Palace and the Jokhang Monastery are built on Red Mountain in the center of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700 meters, and serve as a building complex integrating administration, religion and politics. The complex comprises the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings. The Potala Palace, known as the winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. Its graceful, distinctive architectures and rich ornaments are in perfect harmony with surrounding landscape, adding to the Potala Palace particular historic and religious interest. The Jokhang Monastery is an exceptional Buddhist religious complex. Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s former summer palace, constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty and originality of the architecture of these three sites, plus their historic and religious importance, compose a harmonious picture with striking scenery of the area. lakes, pastureland and forests. In addition to its aesthetic interest, the Mountain Resort is a rare historic vestige of the final development of feudal society in China.
Lushan National Park
Mount Lushan, located in Jiangxi Province, is one of the spiritual centers of Chinese civilization. Buddhist and Taoist temples, along with the White Deer Cave Academy of Classical Learning that represents the highest level of Neo-Confucianism, blend effortlessly into a strikingly beautiful landscape which has inspired countless artists who developed the aesthetic approach to nature found in Chinese culture.
Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples in Chengde
The Mountain Resort (the Qing Dynasty’s summer palace), in Hebei Province, was built between 1703 and 1792. It is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a landscape of Mount Emei Scenic Area and Leshan Giant
Buddha Scenic Area
The first Buddhist temple in China was built here in Sichuan Province in the 1st Century A.D. in the beautiful surroundings of Mount Emei. The addition of other temples turned the site into one of Buddhism’s holiest sites. Over the centuries, the cultural treasures grew in number. The most remarkable is the Giant Buddha of Leshan, carved out of a hillside in the 8th century and looking down on the confluence of three rivers. Measuring 71 meters in height, it is the largest Buddha in the world. Mount Emei is also notable for its exceptionally diverse vegetation, ranging from subtropical to subalpine pine forests. Some of the trees there are more than 1,000 years old.
Ancient City of Pingyao
Known as China’s best-preserved ancient county seat, Pingyao is an outstanding example of traditional Han-style cities of the Ming and Qing Dynasties that has retained all its features to an exceptional degree and provides a remarkably complete picture of cultural, social, economic, and religious development throughout Chinese history.
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Classical Chinese garden design, which seeks to recreate natural landscapes in miniature, is nowhere better illustrated than in the nine gardens in the historic city of Suzhou. They are generally acknowledged to be masterpieces of the genre. Dating from the llth-19th century, the gardens reflect the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture in their meticulous design.
Old Town of Lijiang
The Old Town of Lijiang, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that still functions effectively today.
The Summer Palace in Beijing, which was first built in 1750, then largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886, is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th Century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. In its overall layout and that of its individual buildings, it symbolizes the relationship between earth and heaven – the human world and God’s world – which stands at the heart of Chinese cosmogony, and also the special role played by the emperors within that relationship.
Dazu Rock Carvings
The steep hillsides of the Dazu area contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the 9th to the 13th Century. They are remarkable for their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Mount Wuyi is the most outstanding area for biodiversity conservation in southeastern China and a refuge for a large number of ancient, relict species, many of them endemic toChina. The serene beauty of the dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River, with its numerous temples and monasteries, many now in ruins, provided the setting for the development and spread of neo- Confucianism, which has been influential in the cultures of East Asia since the 11th Century. In
the 1st Century B.C. a large administrative capital was built at nearby Chengcun by the Han Dynasty rulers. Its massive walls enclose an archaeological site of great significance.
Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui- Xidi and Hongcun
The two traditional villages of Xidi and Hongcun preserve to a remarkable extent the appearance of non-urban settlements of a type that largely disappeared or was transformed during the last century. The streets, architectures and decorations, and houses equipped with comprehensive water system in the villages are unique surviving examples.
Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, including Xianling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty (Zhongxiang, Hu- bei), East Tombs of the Qing Dynasty (Zuishi, Hebei), West Tombs of the Qing Dynasty (Yixian, Hebei), Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty (Jiangsu) and Ming Tombs (Beijing) and Three Imperial Tombs of the Qing Dynasty (Liaoning)
The harmonious integration of remarkable architectural groups in a natural environment chosen to meet the criteria of Chinese geomancy makes the Ming and Qing Imperial Tombs masterpieces of human creative genius, which also reflect traditional Chinese architectural and decorative philosophy and illustrates the beliefs and world views prevalent in China for over 500 years.
The Three Imperial Tombs of the Qing Dynasty in Liaoning Province, including the Yongling Tomb, the Zhaoling Tomb and the Fuling Tomb, are where the founding emperors of the Qing Dynasty were buried. The three tombs, together with the East and West Tombs of the Qing Dynasty that have listed as World Heritage sites, offer a testimony to the history of the feudal dynasty.
The grottoes and niches of Longmen contain the largest and most impressive collection of Chinese art of the late Northern Wei and Tang Dynasties (493-907). These works, entirely devoted to the Buddhist religion, represent the high point of Chinese stone carving.
Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation System
One of the birthplaces of the Taoism in China, Mount Qingcheng is a famous Taoist mountain. First built in the Tang Dynasty,Jianfu Palace is an imposing Taoist structure in the mountain. The Natural Gallery is an ancient pavilion dated back to the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty. The Heavenly Master Cave houses the portraits of Heavenly Master Zhang Daoling and his 30th-generation descendant, Heavenly Master Xujing. Most existent structures in the mountain are remains of the Qing Dynasty, which feature magnificent appearance and exquisite carved decorations. Inside the historic structures are many rare relics and ancient trees.
Constructed in the 3rd Century B.C., the Dujiangyan Irrigation System is known as the oldest and only surviving no-dam water conservation project on the Minjiang River, in the west of Chengdu Plain, Sichuan Province. It was built by Li Bing, the governor of Sichuan of the Qin State during the Warring States Period, and his son. Over more than 2,200 years, the irrigation system has benefited local people, making itself a marvelous example of human civilization throughout history.
The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong City, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.
Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
The Three Parallel Rivers refer to the Jinsha, Lancang and Nu Rivers that originate on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. They flow in parallel for 170 kilometers through Yunnan Province, across lofty mountains including Dandanglika, Gaoligong, Nushan and Yunling. The shortest distance between the Lancang and Jinsha Rivers is 66 kilometers, while that between the Lancang and Nu Rivers is only 19 kilometers.
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
The Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom meet five of the six ccriteria for nomination of World Heritage sites: (i) The site represents a masterpiece of the human creative genius; (ii) As early examples of mountain cities and burial structures, the ancient capitals and tombs show the impact of Han culture on other ethnic groups and boasts distinctive murals; (iii) The Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom represent exceptional testimony to the vanished Koguryo civilization; (iv) The Koguryo capital cities provide outstanding examples of the evolution of piled-stone and earthen tomb construction; (v) The site represents a perfect blending of human creation and nature.
Historic Centre of Macau
The Historic Centre of Macau, known as the oldest Western architecture heritage existing in China, represents the synthesis of Chinese and Western architectural arts.
The Historic Centre of Macau provides a unique testimony to the development of Western religious culture in China and even inFar East, and bears witness to the spread of Chinese folk religious in the West.
The Historic Centre of Macau represents an outstanding example of the co-existence between Chinese and Western civilizations, a unique phenomenon in Chinese historic cities.
The Historic Centre of Macau is an orderly mixture of Chinese and Western neighborhoods, and has established an intimate association with local folk customs and cultural tradition from the very beginning.
The site of Yin Ruins, located in Anyang City, Henan Province, is an ancient capital of the Shang Dynasty, which was the first of its kind ever found in historical records and testified by archaeological findings. An amazing number of oracle bones, bronze wares, jade wares, pottery and bone wares have been unearthed there, which unveil a comprehensive and systemic picture of the Shang Dynasty capital dated back 3,300 years and provide strong testimony to the golden age of early Chinese culture. In recent years, many important historic relics have been discovered in the site, which testifies its considerable archaeological potential.
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
An endangered species unique only toChina, the giant panda is reputed as “living fossil,” and its protection has become a global issue. Covering 9,245 square kilometers, the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries involve 12 counties in Chengdu,Aba, Ya’an and Garze. Known as the world’s biggest and best-preserved panda habitat, the area is home to more than 30% of the world’s giant pandas. In addition, it also boasts the most diverse plants in the temperate zone (except for tropical rainforests).
South China Karst
South China is unrivalled for the diversity of its karst features and landscapes. South China Karst represents one of the world’s most spectacular examples of humid tropical to subtropical karst landscapes. The karst formations in Libo, Shilin and Wulong, in particular, are considered superlative natural phenomena and the world reference site for this type of feature. The cone and tower karsts of Libo, also considered the world reference site for these types of karsts, form a distinctive and beautiful landscape. Besides numerous pinnacle-shaped peaks and sinkholes, Libo also boasts many depressed rivers and underground rivers.
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
Located in Kaiping City, Guangdong Province,
Diaolou (Fortified Tower) is a distinctive type of traditional building that integrates defense, dwelling and the fusion between Chinese and Western architectural styles. It has been testified that Kaiping Diaolou appeared no later than the 16th Century during the late Ming Dynasty. During the late 19th to early 20th Centuries, it had developed into a unique type of architecture that represents the history, society and cultural tradition of overseas Chinese.
Fujian Tulou (Earth Tower) is a unique type of mountainous residential buildings in the world that integrate defensive and dwelling functions. Tulou reflects not only traditional Confucian philosophy that advocates communal living, but also the need of local residents to collaborate together to fight against invading enemies. In addition, these buildings in perfect harmony with surrounding landscapes are outstanding examples of human residences.
Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Mount Sanqingshan National Park displays a unique array of forested, fantastically shaped granite pillars and peaks concentrated in a relatively small area. The looming, intricate rock formations intermixed with delicate forest cover and combined with ever-shifting weather patterns create a landscape of arresting beauty and unique aesthetic value.
Situated in northeastern Wutai County, Shanxi Province, Mountain Wutai (liberally Five-Ter- race Mountain) consists of five skyscraping peaks, which appear like five mound terraces, hence its name. In mid-summer, thriving plants are in contrast with ice that doesn’t melt for centuries on the mountaintop. Due to its picturesque scenery and pleasant temperature, the mountain is nicknamed Cool Mountain. In 68, the 11th year during Yongping reign of the Eastern Han Dynasty, temples began to be built here. After nearly 2,000 years of development, it has become China’s only holy land that integrates both Han and Tibetan Buddhist shrines. To date, the mountain is considered an epitome of Chinese Buddhism and a world- renowned Buddhist sanctum.