Shanghai is one of the world’s largest sea pots. Formerly the largest metropolis of far east, shanghai has become china’s important center of economy, finance, trade, science and technology, information and culture. As a noted historic and cultural city, shanghai attracts millions of tourists from home and abroad with its unique charm. Shanghai is also a cherished paradise for gourmets boasting thousands of restaurants, serving complete well- known chinese and international cuisin. Among which the shanghai food enjoys particular popularity among overseas visitors.
Situated in the downtown’s people square, the world-famous shanghai museum features very gorgeous ancient chinese art. The museum keeps a collection of over 120 thousand pieces of precious cultural relics in 21 categories such as bronze
ware, ceramics, calligraphy works, paintings, buddhist sculptures, jade ware, coins and imperial seals. Included in the carefully selected exhibits are a sizable number of fine works of famous artists and authors from various periods of history, dating as far back as 6 thousand years ago. The mesum is stored with advanced security and fire alarm systems, multi-media educational facilities, a competerized resources library and a building management automations system.
The most attractive work of architecture is no other than the oriental pearl tower standing by the bank of the huangpu river. The 468 meter tall oriental pearl tower in which the local residents take so much pride ranks the tallest in asia and the third tallest in the world. The tower consists of three huge sky-support columns and 11 large spheres of varying sizes. Standing on the observation floor and looking around, you will see across the huangpu river the famous bund lined up with dazzling exhibition of architectural creations of international styles and charming skyline of the whole city in the distance. Unless soothing in the diatance one will find it difficult to turn away from.