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Lujiazui - Shanghai Pudong Landmarks
 
 
● Shanghai World Financial Center ● Pudong Riverside Promenade
● Lujiazui Central Green Belt ● Century Boulevard ● Jinmao Tower
● The Oriental Pearl TV Tower ● Shanghai International Convention Center
● Shanghai Ocean Aquarium ● Shanghai Natural Wild-Insect Kingdom
● Century Park ● Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
 
Shanghai World Financial Center
Add: 100 Century Avenue, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 6877 7878
Opening: Daily 8am-11pm, last entry 10 Pm
Website: www.swfc-shanghai.com
 
 

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a supertall skyscraper in Shanghai. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the hotel component containing 174 rooms and suites.This hotel becomes the highest in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower.

Opening in August, 2008, Shanghai World Financial Center has temporarily claimed the highest roof in China; the skyscraper's roof height is set at 492 m . There are 3 observation decks in Shanghai World Financial Center. The height of its lowest observation deck is 423 m (1,388 ft), on the 94th floor, the second is 439 m (1,440 ft) high, on the 97th floor, named " Observatory Bridge ", and the highest is 474 m (1,555 ft) high, on the 100th floor.

    
 
Pudong Riverside Promenade
Add: 2967 Riverside Promenade, Pudong
Public transport: The closest metro station to the promenade is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.
 
Pudong's answer to the Bund, this strip of green along the east bank of the Huangpu River offers a fine view of the Bund at a distance. After dark, when the Bund's buildings are lit up and beacon lights sweep the river lanes, the view is one of the best in Shanghai . The Riverside Promenade also affords marvelous views of Pudong's skyscrapers, and the Shanghai International Convention Center and its twin globes. Extending from Dongchang Lu and the river ferry terminal in the south to Taidong Lu in the north, the 2.5km -long (1 1/2-mile) promenade consists of manicured lawns, flower beds, and a bRd. walkway dotted with kiosks. Starbucks and Haagen-Dazs have staked out the best spots in the middle section around the Shangri-La hotel, so you can now have your view and your latte and ice cream too.
    
 
Lujiazui Central Green Belt
Add: 160 Lujiazui Rd., Pudong
Public transport: The closest metro station to the site is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.
Opening: 8:30-22:00
 
 
The 100,000m 2 large Lujiazui Central Green is located at the entrance of the East Yan'an Rd. Tunnel.

At the entrance is a group of huge steel sculptures named Spring, which resemble eight flowers in full bloom. The Central Green is covered by 65000 square meters of an all-the-year-round-green-type turf and in the center of it lies a man-made lake of 8600 square meters which resembles a map of the Pudong New Area. The magnolia shaped pathway and the lake look like the city emblem of Shanghai . The key scene of the Central Green is the spurting fountains, which consist of a main and spurting-into-the-sky fountain surrounded by two circles of subsidiary fountains. On the western bank of the lake is over -600m 2 panorama sail.

The Lujiazui Central Green was developed by Shanghai Lujiazui Development (Group) Co., Ltd. with the total investment of RMB 800 billion yuan. More than 3500 households were relocated and it was open to the public on July 1, 1997.
    
 
Century Boulevard

The Century Avenue winds from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to the Pudong Century Park with the length of five kilometers and the width of 100 meters. It is a symbolic landscape avenue as a part of Shanghai 's West-East Development Axis connecting the Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport.
 

The landscape design of the Century Avenue was worked out by the French Charpentier- La Defense Company. Its unique layout of asymmetric lanes and the integration of lanes with 8 botanical gardens embodies the planning trend of cities in the 21st century which aims at sustained development.

On the north side of the Century Avenue, there are eight China Botanical Gardens shinning like eight emeralds. Each with the length of 180 meters and the width of 17.6 meters, they are named after eight well-known trees in China, which are Willow, Metasequoia, Cherry, Crape Myrtle, Magnolia, Camellia, Chinese Redbud and Goldenrain Tree. The total number of bushes and talls planted in the botanical gardens amounts to over eighty thousand.

Along the Century Avenue, sculptures on the subject of Time are on display to emphasize on the meaning of trans-century. The huge sculpture named "Oriental Light" at the crossing of the Yanggao Rd. and the sculptures of the ancient timing instruments such as "Time of the Day" and "Wu Xing" make the Century Avenue the only urban sculptures exhibition on the subject of Time all over the world.

With plots to be developed at the both sides of the boulevard, it is designed to be built into a modern cultural and scenic area with facilities of commerce, service, culture, entertainment and real estate.
    
 
Jinmao Tower
Add: 2 Pudong Century Boulevard
Tel: +86 21 50476688
Public transport: The closest metro station to the tower is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2
Website: www.jinmao88.com
 
 
Jinmao Tower , one of the symbolic buildings of the 21st century in Shanghai, is a 88-story super high-rise with the height of 420.5 meters.It is the second highest building in China. It was completed in August 28, 1998.

The main building is from the 1F to 52F, which is used for offices. From the 53F to 87F is a five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel and the 88F is for sightseeing. The skirt building is mainly used for finance, trade, service and entertainment. The most advanced technologies are applied in the building. The designer is S.O.M Office from USA .
    
 
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Add: 1 Pudong Century Avenue, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 58791888
Public transport: The closest metro station to the tower is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.
Website: www.opg.cn
 
 
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.

It was designed by Jia Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in mainland China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.

The tower features 11 spheres, big and small. The two biggest spheres, along the length of the tower, have diameters of 50 m ( 164 ft ) for the lower and 45 m ( 148 ft ) for the upper. They are linked by three columns, each 9m ( 30 ft ) in diameter. The highest sphere is 14 m ( 46 ft ) in diameter.

The entire building is supported by three enormous columns that start underground.

The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m ( 1148 ft ). The lower levels are at 263 m ( 863 ft ) (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m ( 295 ft ) ( Space City ). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m ( 876 ft ) level. The project also contains exhibition facilities, restaurants and a shopping mall. There is also a 20 room hotel called the Space Hotel between the two large spheres.

An antenna bRd.casting TV and radio programs extends the construction by another 118 m ( 387 ft ).

The design of the building is based on a verse of the Tang Dynasty poem Pipa Song by Bai Juyi about the wonderful sprinkling sound of a pipa instrument, like pearls, big and small falling on a jade plate.

Seen from afar, the Yangpu Bridge and the Nanpu bridge seem like two Chinese dragons frolicking with the pearls of the Oriental Pearl tower.

The Pearl Tower attracts over three million visitors each year.
    
 
Shanghai International Convention Center
Add: 2727 Pudong Riverside Promenade
Tel: +86 21 50370000
Public transport: The closest metro station to the tower is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.
Website: www.shicc.net
 
 
To welcome the'99 Fortune Global Forum, on the west side of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, a world class Shanghai International Convention Center was built.

In the convention center, there are modern conference halls, press centers, hotels, dining rooms and entertainment facilities. All these facilities are constructed according to the international standards.

On both sides of the conference hall, there are two huge balls with the map of the world printed on them. Many well-known international conferences have been held here.There are 4,300-sq.m. modernized multifunction halls and a 3,600-sq.m. news center.
    
 
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Add: 1388 Lujiazui Ring Rd.
Tel: +86 21 58779988
Public transport: The closest metro station to the tower is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.
Opening: 9:00-18:00
Note: Ticket sales and admission closes at 17:30.Operating Hours are extended to 21:00 during the following peak seasons: Chinese New Year Holidays, May and October Golden Weeks and Summer Holidays (July & August ).
 
 
The Shanghai Ocean Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Shanghai . It is home to an Oranda goldfish named Bruce which measures 17.129 in. ( 43.507 cm ) from snout to tail fin! Bruce was named after Bruce Lee. The Shang hai Ocean aquarium also has the longest underwater tunnel in the world. For visitors to SOA, your fascinating “round the world” underwater journey begins from the Yangtze River in China, then on to the mysterious flooded forest of the Amazon in South America . Next you will find yourselves at the mangroves and billabongs of Australia. You will then meander through the rivers of Africa before arriving at the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Brave the cold as you go through the icy waters of the Antarctic. The last leg of your journey will take you from the sandy shores to the depths of the ocean.
    
 
Shanghai Natural Wild-Insect Kingdom
Add: 1 Fenghe Rd, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 58406950
Public transport: The closest metro station to the tower is Lujiazui Station on Metro Line No.2.
Opening: 9:00-17:00
Website: www.shinsect.com
 
 
Shanghai Natural Wild-Insect Kingdom, located between the Riverside Promenade and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, is the first of its kind in China.

The birds and the bees, the beetles and the butterflies, all your usual creepy crawlies are on display in this kingdom housing several galleries, including a tropical rainforest and a reptile cave. Some of the insect models can be pretty tacky to adult eyes, but kids like the interactive exhibits where they can feed critters and catch fish.
    
 
Century Park
Add: 1001 Jinxiu Rd, Pudong
Tel: +86 21 38760588
Opening:7:00-18:00
 
 
Century Park is the largest park of the city of Shanghai. It is situated in Pudong New Area. The Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is located nearby.

The park includes a concert stage, and visitors can hire tandem bicycles or cycling-cars to travel through it. The park's landscaping combines British, Japanese, and Chinese gardening styles.

Century Park is best reached by taking Shanghai Metro Line 2 to Century Park Station. It is also within walking distance from Shanghai Science and Technology Museum Station. Entrance to the park costs 10 RMB ($1.10), although prices are raised during the 'golden week' holiday periods.
    
 
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Add: 2000 Century Boulevard
Tel: +86 21 68622000
Public transport: The museum is served by the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum station on Shanghai Metro Line 2. It is also within walking distance from Shiji Park station on the same line.
Opening:  9:00-17:15 (Closed on Mondays)
Website:  www.sstm.org.cn
 
 
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is a large museum in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Century Park, the largest park of the city. The museum incorporates an IMAX theatre, and as of 2006 there are 12 main exhibits open to the public, including "Spectrum of Life", "World of Robots" and "Information Era".

The construction of the museum cost 1,75 billion RMB, and the floor area is 98 000㎡.

Exhibitions
1、AV Paradise: Information technology and video & film technologies. Robot Theatre, Plane Steering Simulation
2、Wide Spectrum of Life: Exhibitions about biodiversity, genetics and rainforests.
3、Children's Technoland: Aimed at children aged 1-12.
4、Earth's Crust Exploration
5、 Light of Wisdom: about hundred interactive exhibits demonstrating the laws of physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology.
6、 Cradle of Designers: The Masterpieces of Design Area displays great achievements in design. Includes a CAD-classroom.
7、 4-D Theatre: Theatre that produces movement, wind, rain, and other 4-D effects; capacity of 56 seats.
8、 IMAX 3-D Large Format Theatre: The screen is as high as a 6-story building and can seat over 400 people.
9、IMAX Dome Theatre

Kung Fu Dunk starring Jay Chou has many scenes filmed from here.

Shanghai 's Expo 2010 video has several promotional scenes shot on location here.
    
 
 
 
 
 
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