Pudong New Area, Shanghai

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Known as the new urban district on the coast of the East China Sea, Pudong New Area attracts millions of tourists annually because of its skyscrapers and modern architecture. Covering an area of 570,000 sq m (354 sq mi), the district includes many scenic spots such as financial centers, museums, aquariums, boulevards, and historical sites. The commercial hub has some of world's tallest edifices, so head to one of tower's observatories to photograph the vast, urbanized Yangtze River Delta. Due to the site's sheer size, you may want to hire a tour guide to orient yourself better and gain more insight about your whereabouts. Using our world travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Pudong New Area can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Far from traditional China, Pudong and its towers is the symbol of a modern China to the booming economy. The best is to observe the towers from the Bund across the Huangpu. Beautiful day and night
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  • Pudong area is great and has some great buildings and architecture. It's a fun and lively place to go day or night. I prefer night as the buildings look great all lit up.  more »
  • Office area, with typical contradictions of Shanghai, a city of 30 million people. Modern and futuristic buildings, but just move a few hundred meters and buildings are crumbling. Overall interesting, especially at night with the lights (daytime unfortunately often smog false colors and Visual).
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As one of China's top commercial cities and tourist destinations, Shanghai offers accommodations that range from backpacker-friendly haunts to five-star hotels in futuristic skyscrapers. Few world cities can rival Shanghai in terms of room variety, services, and prices, and all types of travelers can easily find suitable options based on their preference and budget limitations. Puxi and Pudong remain probably the best options for most foreign visitors, as these areas offer both modern hotels packed with amenities and older establishments loaded with traditional charm.
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