Today, our group would visit the iconic Bund walkway and see the Huangpu river. I was very excited to actually experience the city life of Shanghai as I had only actually been inside the airport and the hotel thus far.
My appreciation for the city grew greater as the tourist bus weaved its way through the tight as bustling streets. Around every corner, there were markets, stalls, and life.
The Bund is a historic and symbolic street in Shanghai with iconic views, buildings, and architecture. This one street encaptures all glimpses of Shanghai, including the history shown in the architecture and views of the skyline and culture. A great location for photos and experience of the city, river, and colonial history. Unfortunately, we were not blessed with good weather on our trip and had to negotiate high winds and rain. A great experience and outlook into the city anyway.
Another highly recommended place to visit is the Shanghai Financial Centre for a great outlook of the city from the 100th floor. The tower is situated in the Pudong district which is the financial center of the city. It has a wide variety of modern architecture, good food, museums, and parks.
Anticipation and excitement grew as the elevator ascended towards the 100th floor, but we were met with cloud and fog! I was yet again unlucky with the weather and did not get to see the city from above. The top of the building literally broke through the clouds and made everything else seem so insignificant. Ensure weather is clear when visiting. Even though the fog and clouds were proliferated and plentiful, we still enjoyed our time in the district, visiting the Shanghai Museum of Art and History.
To complete the theme, we finished the day with an evening cruise on the Huangpu river. We weaved and snaked around the river, and got a different and up close perspective of the architecture and culture. The experience is one in a lifetime, and can only be properly experienced in person.
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