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Shanghai is China's largest city which offers a fantastic blend of striking modernism and rich cultural heritage. This cosmopolitan city boasts plenty of colorful pagodas, ancient sites, designer outlets, fancy boutiques and water towns. There is so much to explore here; take a ride on the Maglev - one of the world's fastest trains, stroll the Bund promenade to discover an array of gleaming skyscrapers and colonial-era buildings, watch dance shows and acrobatics performances at Shanghai Circus World, take a gondola ride in Zhujiajiao town and visit the city’s Former French Concession neighbourhood to explore breweries and antique stores. Brightsun Travel offers exclusive holidays to Shanghai so that you can plan a memorable trip here.
Shanghai is home to various religious edifices that reflect its rich history. The most impressive monument is the spectacular Longhua Temple, the oldest and largest religious building in the city, dating back to the 10th century with a seven-story pagoda, gigantic bell and ornate sculptures. Another must-see attraction of the city is the stunning Jing’An Temple which is home to a 12ft high jade Buddha statue, copper bells and colourful paintings. Then there’s the Waibaidu Bridge, the largest steel bridge in Shanghai offering expansive skyline views. You can also visit the Jade Buddha Temple which was constructed in 1832, featuring a reclining Buddha statue and traditional Chinese architecture. Other must-visit attractions in Shanghai include the Fangsheng Bridge and spiral-shaped Shanghai Tower.
Shanghai is a prominent centre of arts and culture with lots of fascinating museums and art galleries. Visit the Shanghai Museum to discover thousands of precious historical relics related to the Neolithic period, including Chinese bronze sculptures, ceramics, paintings, furniture, coins, musical instruments and weapons. Afterwards, step inside the Shanghai Natural History Museum to learn about the evolution of the universe and explore dinosaur fossils and life-sized specimens of animals. Then there’s the M50 art gallery which showcases a wide collection of paintings created by emerging and established Chinese artists. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about luxury holidays to Shanghai and look forward to an amazing getaway filled with lots of exploration.