Shanghai – a multi-faceted city
Shanghai is divided into three main parts: the Old Town; former French, British and US concessions; and Pudong, New Shanghai. While the structures of the older city typically reflect an older or traditional Chinese culture, Pudong sees Shanghai with its skyscrapers and shining light. Wherever you stay, in traditional or new luxury hotels, Shanghai promises to experience a city where past and present exist side by side.
In Shanghai, architecture reflects the trends and culture of the period. But the Bund is the best place to see the popular international styles of the 1920s and 1930s. In its banks, theaters and luxury hotels, Shanghai saw the Art Deco style as a favorite. This is especially true in the Peace Hotel by Palmer and Turner and Park Hotel by L. Hudec.
In some parts of the Old City, the international appearance never won. Art Deco was not common, but traditional Shikumen (old stone houses) remained. So there are tasks and marketplaces. Renovation and restoration at Xintiandi has modernized Shikumenot, transformed into trendy bars, elegant shops and top quality restaurants.
There is another type of architecture along the river. This is the future of Shanghai. In Pudong, buildings and towers are bold and spacious. They reflect the new Shanghai. The Oriental Pearl Tower is the tallest type in Asia, while the silver Jinmao Tower is a wonderfully elegant and rich 88-floor hotel. Shanghai World Financial Center is also located in Pudong. Built in 2008, it raises 101 stories. This stunning facility incorporates Skywalk, an observation platform and the world's tallest hotel – Park Shanghai Hyatt.
Museums – Big and Small
You can often judge the value of a city as it takes care of it and presents its past. In addition to boasting high-end shopping, lively entertainment, beautiful architecture and luxury hotels, Shanghai also allows visitors to view the city's past. It also examines the various aspects of the cultural history of the city.
The sightseeing is not complete without spending time with the opportunity to admire what the Shanghai Museum offers on People Square. More than 120,000 pieces are truly unique elements. The Sancai (3-color) pottery figures are great in design and rendering. The Shang Bronzes contains some wonderful objects of craftsmanship and art. In the Jade Gallery you can walk beautifully carved jade figures. Some are from the 31st century CBE. Exhibitions from the Neolithic to the Quing Dynasty are neatly decorated and ornate works.
Shanghai also operates other smaller, often curious museums. One of the interesting local museums is the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum. You can find it in Changyang Road, Hongkou District. 1927 was originally the Ohel Moshe Synagogue. In the 1930s and in the II. During World War II, the synagogue served many Jewish refugees who were looking for security in the ongoing slaughter. Unlike other cities and countries, Shanghai did not deny the Jews. In fact, it took about 25,000.
The synagogue today reminds of Shanghai's past and Jewish history. The former Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, came to the Museum in 1993. He invited various cultural memories, including ancient scrolls. Still, he thanked the Shanghai people for doing so many other nations and nations he did not do.
Many of the city's many luxurious hotels have a lot of fun. However, Shanghai invites visitors to a variety of venues and entertainments. They reflect the Shanghai heritage as they bring attention to both traditional and Western influences. Take the incredible and world-famous Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe at Shanghai Circus World or Shanghai Center Theater. Peace Hotel offers traditional New Orleans Jazz at night, while in Babyface, the trendy and popular nightclub, guests can watch and listen to more mainstream music.
If you're an opera fan, consider the Chinese opera. The Yifu Theater presents classic examples of traditional music's stylized form. The Heluting Concert Hall interviews with classical and chamber music performances, while the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is on the stage of the modern Shanghai Oriental Art Center.
Jazz and blues live in Shanghai. Visit the Cotton Club, J2 Club, or even House of Blues and Jazz. Alternatively, check out the local guide and find a variety of modern techno, indie or popular music venues.