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    What to see & Shanghai Attractions (Hits:)

    Walk Along the Fu Xing Rd to see the old buildings and enjoy the neatness of the road. Take an elevator to the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (the tallest TV tower in Asia with the height of 468 metres, and on a good day the sprawling views are spectacular!)

    he Bund of Shanghai is a great meeting place for local Chinese and foreigners alike - people stroll up and down in search of vicarious excitement, often provided by street performers or free-marketeers. Pedlars sell anything from home-made underwear to naughty pictures. In the morning, its Taiji (or Taichi Chuan, shadowboxing) and the martial arts exercises on display; at night it is a lovers' lane. The Bund is an Anglo-Indian term for the embankment of a muddy waterfront - in Chinese it's referred to as 'Waitan' and on the map it's Zhongshan Donglu (Zhongshan Road East).

    Enter Shanghai Xintiandi, located at Lane 181, Taicang Road. A small pedestrianised area of the city featuring rebuilt traditional shikumen [stone gate] houses. Housing a cinema complex, mall, numerous bars, cafes and art galleries marketed towards foreign visitors and the more affluent locals. Close to where the communist party headquarters were located.

    Enter Shanghai International Convention Center Shanghai International Convention Center was opened for business in August 1999. The '99 Fortune Global Forum was held here. It is located in the southwest of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. It covers an area of 45,000 square meters with a landscaped square of 30,000 square meters. It consists of several modernized halls including a 42,000-sq.m. Multi-functional hall, a 25,000-sq.m. Exhibition hall, an 11,000-sq.m. Underground exhibition hall and 20 meeting rooms of different sizes. There are 259 guest rooms, including presidential suites, executive suites, standard rooms, Chinese and Western restaurants, a coffee room, a nightclub, a show room, a gym, a swimming pool, a bowling room, a billiard room, a sauna bath and a shopping arcade.

    See the giant panda and many more exotic animals at the Shanghai Zoo. Located nearby Hongqiao airport, this is a spacious and modern zoo that's for the most part a far cry from the concrete animal prison in Beijing. Open daily from 6:30 to 17:00 (16:30 in winter), tickets are 30Y, or 40Y including an elephant show. One kid not taller than 1.2m gets in for free together with one paying adult. Take bus 925 from Renmin Square (3Y) for about 45 minutes. Please follow the signs (even if the locals do not) and do not feed or tease the animals.

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