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The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai. It has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from different countries. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco, which gained the name of "Gallery of World Architecture".

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Hongqiao Central Business District locates in close adjacency to Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and stands in the key node of axis of Yangtze River Delta with an average distance of less than 300 kilometers to most of the surrounding big cities. As a beachhead to connect  Shanghai with rest of the Yangtze River Delta, it is also a bridge connecting Asia-Pacific Area and the rest of world.

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From the 1st January 2013, passport holders of following 45 countries and regions will be granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours while in transit via Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) & Hongqiao International Airport (SHA).

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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai. At 468m high, it was the tallest structure in mainland China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a 5A scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.

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Shanghai cuisine is a popular style of Chinese cuisine. The use of sugar is common in Shanghainese cuisine, especially used in combination with soy sauce. "Red cooking" is a popular style of stewing meats and vegetables associated with Shanghai such as “tangcu xiaopai”. Facing the East China Sea, seafood in Shanghai is very popular. The most notable local delicacy is Shanghai hairy crab.

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The Bund

The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai. It has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from different countries. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. The buildings are harmonious in color and style, thus gaining the name of "Gallery of World Architecture".

Yuyuan Garden

A famous classical garden in south China, firstly built during the Ming Dynasty by a Sichuan minister of finance named Pan Yunduan, it was renovated by the government since liberation and is now one of the key relic sites in the country under state protection. The garden is divided into the scenic sections of “Mountains & Forests in the City”, "Magnificent Woods & Beautiful Valleys”, "Historical Relics of Heralding Spring”, "Water & Rockery Scenery”, "Tops in the World” and the Inner Garden.

The People Square

People's Square is a large public square just off of Nanjing Rd. in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. It is the site of Shanghai's municipal government building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality. Prior to 1949, People's Square was a part of the horseracing course of Shanghai. After gambling and horseracing were banned, a part of the race course became the People's Square. Other parts of the race course still remain today.

Xintiandi

Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. It has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places. It is near the site of the First Congress of the Communist Party of China.

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower

No.1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, 200120

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai. At 468m high, it was the tallest structure in mainland China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a 5A scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.